5G to drive driverless cars

08 March 2017

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Stuart Orr, Advisory Partner at EY, comments on investment in 5G technology:

“The investment in 5G mobile technology is an important step to ushering in speeds that are up to 12 times faster than 4G, with the key benefit being the reduction of latency times or lag on the network. If driverless vehicles are to become ubiquitous they require high speed networks coupled with very low latency to allow key decisions and actions to be rapidly taken, so this news will be cheered by investors in that technology. It is also important to remember that for 5G to be a real success key players from across the industry will need to collaborate closely together.”