5G/IoT/Automotive Technical Session

How 5G Is Expanding Into Manufacturing and Automotive to Bring Increased Efficiencies and Safety

Eastern Time October 6, 2020 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Dr. John Smee

This session will cover how new capabilities in 5G such as ultra- reliability, direct communication and overall enhanced performance will expand 5G into new verticals including industrial manufacturing and automotive. For example, with 5G’s capabilities, manufacturers can create smart factories where the wired industrial Ethernet is replaced with wireless 5G communication to make it possible to quickly reconfigure the production line and ultimately increase efficiency. These new use cases can be served with so called 5G private networks, which is a local 5G network that is dedicated and optimized for a specific purpose, which provide the owner full control over both the performance as well as the data. Meanwhile, the capabilities of automotive vehicles will change forever with 5G’s enabling of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X), which also includes the capability of two vehicles to communicate directly with each other independent of a cellular network. This new capability called the C-V2X sidelink effectively brings a new sensor to automotive safety, for example for collision avoidance. With C-V2X, automotive manufacturers will be able to offer superior communication range, reliability, cost-efficiency, and safety.