Here’s this week’s rundown of our favorite pieces of 5G news and stories about emerging and innovative technologies. To follow the series, check back here every week and look out for #5Gin5 posts from @Facesof5G.
Going A to B with (5)G – Imagine if your car could see around the corner and alert you to potential hazards? We could see features like that and more as 5G transforms the driving experience as we know it. A new article from Tech Radar talks about what’s to come from the connected and autonomous car vehicle (CAV) market and highlights innovative developments from companies like Nissan and Ford. As it relates to 5G, keep in mind: “The low latency of 5G means that the responsiveness will be much more instantaneous, which autonomous cars will need to have in order to interpret sudden changes in road conditions and also where hazards occur.” Read more here.
United We Should Stand for 5G – “The truth is that 5G is going to be a pretty big deal, and the government needs to make sure that it’s one of the first organizations to come onboard,” according to a recent piece on Next Gov. From improved cloud-based citizen services, to public safety, to cybersecurity, to speed, responsiveness, and capacity, 5G stands to benefit all levels of government. Read more here.
Every Minute Counts – For paramedics and first responders, every minute counts. With the power of 5G, a new device could help them better evaluate patients on the scene or in an ambulance. The “robo-glove” can carry out remote-controlled ultrasound scans, providing real-time results to clinicians at the hospital who will then be better prepared to act when the patient arrives. “The superfast speeds of 5G ensure sharper and more reliable imagery for the clinician than could previously be achieved,” University Hospitals Birmingham. Read more here.
Gearing Up for 5G – Ericsson plans to help make sure the race to 5G goes off without a hitch. The company announced plans to open a factory in the U.S. to build 5G radios. You may be thinking “what, radios?” but here, radios are the component in devices (such as smart phones) that enable signal transmission and reception.. The company said it also plans to use 5G technology in its factory to help enhance automation on the assembly line. Read more here.
In My Own Words – I wrote a new op-ed that discusses what’s in store with 5G that was published by IT Business Net. The piece focuses on some of the fields that could benefit from the advent of 5G, including entrepreneurs and start-ups, virtual reality, and smart cities. But these areas are just the tip of the iceberg. – With 5G innovation we’ve not yet imagined what could become reality. Read more here.