As driving becomes more automated, manufacturers must revamp processes and designs. This trend is driven by strong customer demand. 66% of consumers said they would be willing to switch car brands to obtain better advanced driver assistance capabilities.
Autonomous driving helps create a vision of a connected future as part of an expansive 5G network, with vehicles communicating directly with one another and infrastructure (vehicle to everything, or connectivity). Cars will adjust their routes to optimize traffic flows while avoiding obstacles and hazards. They will clear the way in advance for emergency vehicles, which can contact hospitals to prepare equipment and staff for incoming patients.
Autonomous driving represents an opportunity to transform transportation, making it safer and more sustainable while giving drivers the freedom to unwind and enjoy the scenery, watch a movie or accomplish tasks.
To achieve this vision, automakers must work with partners to revamp their technology. Transporting gigabits of data from sensors and cameras will require extremely high-bandwidth as well as heat and vibration-resistant cabling. The cabling must deliver heavy loads in tight spaces without adding weight, especially in EVs. 5G communications will require novel high-quality antennas with unprecedented signal strength and integrity.
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