5G Connected Cars

Stanislav Mudriievskyi
Technical University Dresden, DE


While autonomous driving already promises more comfort and safety, connected driving makes it possible to use the new strategies to improve the safety of road traffic, significantly reduce CO2 emissions and increase traffic efficiency. Additional 5G networking possibilities will remove the fundamental limitation of today's autonomous approaches that are used for controlling the vehicle by means of the onboard installed sensors only. It will be possible to use the information gained by the sensors of all neighbor vehicles as well as the environment or the existing infrastructure (e. g. surveillance cameras at crossroads, highways, geolocal weather sensors, etc.). All these can be virtually merged in the network, resulting in better decision-making.