The recent announcement of 5G mobile networks was enthusiastically received not only by ordinary consumers of technology but also by developers of technology and software. They, like nobody else, care about channel bandwidth and connection stability for the development of the Internet of things. Data volumes are growing, and it is necessary not only to increase capacities but to switch to fundamentally more advanced protocols.
About some promising options that can appear in cars almost simultaneously with the deployment of 5G networks, we were told by Sergey Tsvelodub , regional director for sales of automotive components of Robert Bosch LLC.
Space scanners use in cars today: they help to park, keep a distance between cars and so on. But the same sensors can be used for other purposes. In particular, to determine the availability of parking spaces. Up to 30% of transport movements in large cities is the so-called “wandering traffic”, that is, traffic with the sole purpose of finding free space.
With the advent of 5G, data transfer volumes can increase significantly, this will allow cars to easily “communicate” with each other and with data centers. Accordingly, according to information from the participants in the movement it will be possible to draw up a map on which in real time all the places where you can park are displayed. One of these technologies already exists and is called Community-based Parking.
Today, even budget cars do without an ignition switch: it is enough to have a key with you and pull the door handle to unlock and open it. Very soon, the keys will become archaism. Smartphones will play their role – technically this is possible now.
The massive emergence of reliable and secure access technology using a mobile device will open up interesting prospects: for example, the owner of the fleet, instead of issuing keys to drivers, will be able to give access to a particular car, authorizing the desired smartphone. And an ordinary user, for example, create the same “access rights” for other drivers: in particular, allow his newly-acquired son to drive only in the daytime.
Buying or receiving new options
Everything goes to the point that each car will receive a certain “hardware”, and with the help of software, developers will constantly expand the list of options. Actually, this is now happening, for example, with Tesla. In the near future, new features can be obtained with a simple upgrade – for free or for free, depending on the policy of the car manufacturer.
Thus, the models will stop aging so rapidly: even the owner of a new machine after changing the firmware will get the opportunity to use the most advanced developments.
The basis of car reliability is not only in the quality of its components and assembly but also in the timeliness of service. Direct communication between the car and the manufacturer (dealer) makes it possible to make predictive replacements. That is, change the parts before they fail. To do this, you can use the self-diagnosis system, which will assess the condition of components, or lay down a resource for each of them and send an invitation to replace with a certain mileage.
In emergency cases (for example, if a mass defect is detected at the factory), the dealer will be able to display a message of the appropriate nature directly on the car’s display, and it does not matter if his driver or other authorized person is driving.