5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – September 6

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.

Drive Smart – Are there ever times when you wish your car could communicate with others on the road to make your commute smoother? Technology that will make that happen is on its way. It’s called C-V2X, and it will run on 5G networks. According a new piece from CNET, cars with it will “be able to negotiate taking turns at stop signs or merging into lanes, the digital equivalent of human drivers making eye contact.” Read more here.

5G Moo-ving In – 180 cows in England have been fitted with 5G-connected collars. This technology aims to boost productivity by allowing farmers to watch herds remotely – making it easy to track and evaluate each cow’s eating patterns, activity, and overall health. Read more here.

Experiencing Journalism – Reading the news is one thing. Experiencing it is another. Be on the lookout for both options. As traditional journalism struggles, a guest post at VentureBeat says immersive journalism, using AR and VR to create experiential news, may be a solution. Read more here.

The Race is Still On – 5G is starting to feel real as network deployment picks up, but the race is still on. Richard Adler from the Institute for the Future looks at key pieces that still need to fall into place before it’s widely available. Read more here.

ICYMI: New Faces of 5G – In the lead up to Labor Day Weekend, we highlighted two new Faces of 5G. The first is Big Shoulders Fund, a Chicago-based organization that provides inner-city schools with STEM opportunities at technology centers. The second is Alex Lee, who works in the VC space and talked to us about how 5G will enhance the industrial sector. Check out more from them here and here.