The rollout of 5G is bringing Herbie the Love Bug to a highway near you. While there are self-driving capabilities in some vehicles today (looking at you, Tesla), fully autonomous vehicles that can think and communicate on their own are one step closer to reality with the widespread adoption of 5G.
By enabling machine-to-machine communication, the benefits of 5G on the automotive industry will be wide-reaching. The full lifecycle of the automotive industry will see major impacts, from the assembly line to the smart road.
Fully autonomous vehicles will change the way we commute, and they’re also projected to save $500 billion in accident avoidance annually and reduce our car insurance costs. Read on to see 5G’s projected impacts, or jump to our infographic below.