Qualcomm is building connected automotive intelligence with 5G
Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon gave the keynote address at the auto show, IAA Mobility 2021: How 5G is Driving Connected Automotive Intelligence. His presentation focused on how the automotive world is not only getting faster and smarter, but also connected using 5G wireless technology.
He explained how the wireless and digital transformation is affecting and changing every major industry. His remarks touched the automotive and transportation industries.
Qualcomm is a leader in this important and rapidly evolving space with its 5G wireless technology that is transforming the automotive industry and indeed many other industries.
Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon Says 5G Brings Speed and Low Latency
The auto industry has gone through huge and advanced changes in recent years.
· Changes such as the way regulators increasingly require new and advanced technology to improve safety, energy efficiency and automation.
· Changes like self-driving cars and automated driving.
· Changes like advanced wireless technology, connecting your smartphone or getting Wi-Fi coverage inside the vehicle and much more.
Amon says the 5G wireless technology Qualcomm and others are developing brings both speed and low latency to the mix and how that opens the door for rapid and far-reaching innovation and growth.
This not only transforms the automobile, but also makes possible the transformation of other industries.
Qualcomm says 5G wireless will transform industry after industry
This means that as we move forward it will be an incredible time for overhauling industries.
It also means that it is now possible to take full advantage of advances in automation in the automotive industry.
New cars today are far beyond the cars of just ten years ago.
If you remember, it was in 2007 that the automatic parking car was introduced. Around the same time, adaptive cruise control was introduced.
Today, these new technologies are increasingly offered by all car manufacturers.
It was the early days before we used terms like connected cars and automated driving.
Over the next decade, little by little, new technologies were introduced in the automotive industry.
Today we are light years ahead of those early days. In the future, we will continue to move forward at this accelerated pace.
Automotive industry, automated driving, autonomous cars, safety
Today, automated driving, increased safety, wireless communications with Wi-Fi and more are transforming the driving experience.
It is all very exciting. And the auto industry has an important role to play. They not only have to work with all the companies in this space, but they also have to create and implement this new technology.
The auto industry needs to think forward and backward
As much respect as I have developed for the auto industry, they have certain areas in which they need to improve.
For example, many car manufacturers today offer the first steps of the connected car experience. They allow the driver to push a button and speak with someone who will schedule their route or be there automatically in the event of an accident.
Years ago it used wireless technology for the first time and it’s so exciting. However, it was suddenly closed. The reason was that it was using the 2G network and was closed by wireless networks.
This meant that every user who relied on this technology was shut down and out of service. It burned all the users who depended on this technology.
Auto industry myopia was excused the first time, not this time
Today, years later, the same story is repeated as wireless networks plan to shut down 3G.
The auto industry might be excused the first time around, but not the second time around. They knew it would happen again, but they didn’t prepare.
It was very short-sighted on the part of senior executives in the automotive industry.
What should have happened is that automotive technology should have been designed in such a way that it could be upgraded quickly, easily and inexpensively.
They do not have.
Automotive and security sectors both affected by 3G disconnection
This myopia is a problem that I blame squarely on the auto industry.
This problem is not limited to the automobile. The security alarm industry has the same problem.
When 3G stops, security alarms that use this technology will also be disconnected.
However, at least with the security industry, users can upgrade their technology. There is a cost, but it can be updated.
This is not the case in the automotive industry.
5GAA helps automakers deliver 5G wireless functionality
That’s why there are groups like 5GAA that pair car manufacturers with companies in the wireless, IT, navigation and more.
Hopefully, these types of organizations will allow top workers from various companies in different industries to work together and know what’s coming and be able to prepare for it.
To be successful in moving in the right direction, every business must work together. This is the challenge for every industry, be it automotive, security alarms and every business.
Thinking two steps forward is always better than two steps forward and one step back.
The automotive industry must develop backward compatibility
It’s the way computer, smartphone, and software companies should always think. Backward compatibility is essential.
Backward compatibility is what companies like Qualcomm need to consider every step of the way and they’ve risen to this challenge.
This is what the auto industry needs to learn.
The auto industry is crucial to our economy and our lives. He will survive. Whether the road is smooth or bumpy for users, competitors and investors, it all depends on their ability to think forward and backward at the same time.