In an effort to adapt to advancing technologies, Audi and Huawei have announced the implementation of 5G connectivity to its vehicles by 2020.
Audi is developing this technology in partnership with Huawei in an effort to improve its upcoming V2X technology. According to the brand, V2X technology allows for greater "vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity," meaning these vehicles can better communicate while on the roads. 5G connectivity would greatly improve the efficiency of emerging technologies, like driverless vehicles. According to a Huawei spokesperson, “Read crossings and [traffic] lights, slowing your car progressively. You can get additional help to adjust speeds for red lights. It will offer assisted driving.”
The introduction of this technology would enable vehicles to communicate in real-time, offering a safer and more effective transportation system.