With the convergence of traditional automakers and 5G technology to provide secure and fast data communications for future mobility, automakers have been at the forefront of incorporating 5G technology into their product development plans.
5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology that enables vehicles to connect to the Internet and use cloud-based computing and storage for next-generation autonomous vehicle solutions.
In recent years, more and more auto companies have begun to cooperate with information technology giants to make better use of resources and promote the development of 5G technology in automobiles, accelerating the layout of the future auto industry.
In the latest deal, Great Wall Motor and China Mobile Hebei Branch signed a cooperation agreement at the end of January to set the target for the next five years. The two giants will promote 5G applications in the automotive manufacturing and intelligent transportation sectors.
According to the agreement, China Mobile Hebei Branch will establish and manage a cloud platform for Great Wall Motor to support Great Wall Motor’s management, decision analysis, marketing, customer service and online operations.
The Great Wall Motor’s WEY brand VV7 model is equipped with an intelligent control system based on 5G technology, which can start, accelerate, brake and steer in the unmanned driving situation.
In China, there are still many car companies and technology giants to explore the 5G sector together.
In the middle of last month, Changan Automobile and Chinese technology giant Huawei launched their joint innovation center, which will focus on 5G Internet of Vehicle (IoV) and Level 4 autonomous driving technology.
As the first brand in China to realize autonomous driving of 2,000 kilometers and mass production of Level 2 autonomous driving vehicles, Changan Automobile has been committed to the research and development of IoV for eight years and has achieved Level 4 autonomous driving.
Last year, the company said that they would not produce new models without IoV, and plan to mass produce the new models by 2020.
The Chinese government is also working hard to promote regional 5G development. At the end of last year, Beijing became the main demonstration application city of 5G IoV, and plans to complete 5G IoV construction in key areas by 2020.
5G technology will not only promote the development of autonomous driving, but also have a major impact on the entire transportation and urban planning departments. More importantly, through the IoV calculation of the vehicle, the maintenance cost of the operator can be effectively reduced to achieve a win-win situation.
As society moves toward an autonomous driving environment, this trend will only continue to grow stronger. When autonomous vehicles become mainstream, drivers and passengers will have more free time to watch movies, play games, and participate in other activities that require a lot of bandwidth on 5G networks.