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5G and Connected Car: Intel's End-to-End Role in Enabling the Ecosystem

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Mobile operators are rapidly evolving their 4G LTE networks into 5G, which will encompass new, high frequency spectrum bands, new radio technologies and a service-centric architecture that will deliver not only extremely high throughput but also ultra-low latency and high reliability. At the same time, the way networks are designed today is different from how it has been done. The industry is working toward transforming the cellular network from a fixed function, single purpose network to a scalable, programmable, open, agile and flexible network.

Work on 5G networks must be approached from an end-to-end perspective since, for really the first time, the technology spans connectivity, cloud and computing. And this will require innovation and collaboration from all the different ecosystem players. Along with these changes in the mobile communications world, the automotive world—very broadly speaking—is also changing. Electric and hybrid vehicles are on the rise and autonomous driving, once a pipe dream, is now quite real. Connected vehicles, which exchange safety messages with one another and then alert the human driver, are also becoming a reality.

This white paper discusses two key automotive solutions of the future—connected vehicles and autonomous driving—and also discusses some of the technologies which underpin them. Additionally, this paper highlights Intel's role in cloud and edge computing, wired and cellular networks, the evolution of cellular networks from 4G LTE to 5G, artificial intelligence, smart devices, smart cities and smart vehicles.