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typically only do over-the-air updates
when the car is standing still, but they
are now contemplating updates in small
patches, specifically within navigation and
sensors, while the car is in operation.
Q: Who are you working with on the
automotive front?
A: Our launch customer and the one driving
our development from an automotive
perspective has been Volvo Cars. We've
been connecting with them almost all over
the world since 2013.
Q: Maybe this is a basic question,
but how fast does 5G need to be to
deliver the performance needed in
a world where safety is critical?
A: That's a good question, and when
we're looking at speed, it's important to
say there are two types of speed. First,
we have the data transmission, how many
gigabytes can be transferred within a certain
time frame. A massive amount of
The advent of 5G will play
a crucial role as streets
and highways become
" digitized, " says Ericsson's
Magnus Gunnarsson.
data. But there's another type of speed
- not a massive amount of data, but very
low latency, so we can get information into
the car when calling upon the cloud. That
is something happening in our engagement
with different automakers. They are
designing their next generation of vehicles
for very low latency networks. It has
implications for companies like Ericsson,
but also on cloud providers, who need to
deploy in more dense locations. Typically
we use " edge computing " when we're
discussing this, but it has many different
parts, and 5G is one part.
Q: As we speak, infrastructure
measures are being considered in
Congress. Would they help enable
the 5G future you are discussing?
A: You can no longer look at infrastructure
as only bridges and roads, and this roadside
infrastructure that's been around for
100 years. You need to consider that the
next generation of highways is becoming
digitized, and 5G is absolutely part of that
mix.
Q: We talked about drivingassist
systems and automated
vehicles. In what other ways will
5G infrastructure make things
safer for pedestrians or the overall
traffic ecosystem?
A: The beautiful thing with this type of
[Intelligent Transportation System] technology
or its use cases is that you don't
need to have the latest car, because you
can send the same type of signal to a
handset where people get the same types
of benefits as an automated driver or the
person behind the wheel. You can make
fatality reductions across the world. That
will start in the developed world, but it
will trickle down, just like we've seen with
other safety technologies like airbags or
ABS. This will have a tremendous effect
on road safety. In this case, it's connected
rather than just built into the car. n
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