Cloud-based cars powered by 5G and new computers are on the way

The concept of a car as a “computer on wheels” is moving past the realm of hype and closer to reality, which will transform the driving experience and improve everyday road safety, too. The arrival of long-promised technologies like 5G connectivity and new high-performance computers means cars will improve over time, instead of depreciating the minute they leave the dealer lot. With software updates, buyers will be able to add features or services that weren’t available at the time of purchase or enhance their ride with customized apps. This will all be handled over the 5G ultra-fast network. That will be able to handle large update as large as 50 Gb in just a few minutes. Once 5G is widely deployed, cars will also be able to communicate with each other and also with the surrounding ecosystem, providing situational awareness and helping to avoid collisions.