Starting in 2023, General Motors
"GM and AT&T are working together to set the benchmark for automotive connectivity with a fifth-generation cellular network architecture to meet the needs of an all-electric and autonomous future," AT&T and General Motors said in a statement.
Presently, the primary source of concentration for the vehicle business is vehicle connectivity and 5G. Led by luxury automakers, IHS Markit anticipates a 400% growth rate in 5G vehicles from the years of 2022 to 2023, CNBC reports. Starting at a price of $83,200, BMW
GM said it expects millions of its vehicles to be equipped with 5G connectivity in the next decade, with the company launching a "select model year 2024" cars and trucks, CNBC reports.
In addition to this, the new car models will possess reduced transmission latency, but it will heavily hinge on whether AT&T's network will be prepared to have millions of new consumers. One solid usage for the 5G would be self-driving vehicles. Low latency levels of the 5G can potentially bring safety data to the car's AI "brain" prior to its being able to be seen by any human driver.
The United States, however, is not quite up to speed when it comes to applying the 5G to the self-driving vehicles. General Motors and AT&T have undermined the importance of their introduction of 5G to self-driving cars at this present time.
"The network in the vehicle systems are increasingly relying on what I would call data augmentation," Thomas DeMaria, executive director of 5G connectivity at General Motors, stated in a press statement. "So autonomous functions, ADAS [advanced driver assist systems] functions and other connected services, including navigation systems, increasingly are relying on supplemental data coming in from the network. So we're going to continue to see that trend."
The collaboration between General Motors and AT&T, intended to link 5G cellular connection with vehicles, will surely enable individuals to experience the automotive industry in newer and more exciting ways. Features such as enhanced 5G data speeds and software performance will permit individuals to experience this sense of cellular connectivity, and to bridge the gap between older technologies and the future of car connectivity.