FREMONT, CA: ABI Research, a provider of market research services, in its latest report highlights 5G as the unifying technology between vehicles of the future to enable V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure) communication.
The V2X Communication includes provisioning vehicles with broadband multimedia streaming, capturing and uploading huge volumes of sensor data, providing cloud services for vehicle lifecycle management and cooperative mobility.
The report states an estimate of 67 million automotive 5G vehicle subscriptions will be active by the year 2025, of which 3 million would be comprised of low latency connections deployed in driverless cars.
According to the ABI research report, 5G technology’s greatest contribution to the automotive industry will be low latency; however the amount of progress depends on the manner in which 5G standards and deployment strategies are executed. This will require core URLL (ultra reliable low latency) 5G capabilities based on the use of millimeter wave bands, latency reduction techniques, and advanced device-to-device (D2D) communication.
The report also states for V2X connectivity to be possible in the future, automotive and transportation industries need to explore and expand the scope of 5G cellular connectivity. ABI Research expects by 2025, connectivity providers would be able provide better value-added services to the forefront of the automotive industry and better align the automotive and telecom industries.
“V2X is a key requirement for the connected and autonomous vehicle of the future,” says Dominique Bonte, Managing Director and Vice President, ABI Research. “It is closely linked to the concept of cooperative mobility, allowing vehicles to exchange both status and event information with each other via reliable, low-latency communication technologies. With it, vehicles can be proactive and capture and share critical events happening locally with each other, ultimately ensuring safer driving practices.”