Jan 31, 2023

In-Vehicle Safety: Will 5G Become the Modern Digital Seat Belt

  • By Deirdre Mathis,

As 5G becomes more widely available worldwide, it will provide the next generation of mobile communication with vastly increased speed and reduced latency.

It will also open up new mobile, entertainment, healthcare, edge, and industrial applications, generating a lot of excitement and anticipation.

While we tend to equate 5G’s influence with our gadgets, such as phones and tablets, one of the areas where it is likely to have the most significant impact is automobiles.

As the world moves closer to autonomous automobiles, connected cars resemble a tiny data center.

These data centers will be routinely sending and receiving various types of data over the 5G network, with the primary purpose of ensuring vehicular safety.

Smart Transportation

Automobiles will be able to see around bends before approaching them in a city connected by 5G.

Every major crossroads will now have 5G capabilities, which will broadcast traffic data to other cars in the region as they approach, reducing the number of crashes caused by blind spots, drivers who run stop signs, and drivers who run red lights.

5G’s ability to handle data in real-time could avert an accident from ever happening. The vehicle’s ability to stay aware of where it is in the smart grid can also assist with inner-city parking in even the most congested areas.

5G will allow cars to find accessible places in real-time in any linked smart city.

A shift in focus: From reactive to proactive safety

5G will significantly impact many industries since it allows connected equipment to be monitored, tracked, and controlled remotely in a highly dependable manner.

Because of 5G’s reduced latency and increased capacity, it’s possible to connect more objects without sacrificing service quality.

There’s little dispute that 5G will become the eventual infrastructure and framework of choice for future mobility applications like obstacle detection and autonomous driving. That is partly owing to its nature.

5G is the most recent worldwide wireless standard, with one-third of the world’s population scheduled to be covered by 2025.


The world depicted above, in which connectivity and 5G are crucial to road user safety, is one that we should all not only anticipate but actively pursue. To fully realize the benefits of 5G, businesses and policymakers will need to collaborate.

A deliberate effort is needed to educate the general people about the relevance of these breakthroughs and their advantages.

It requires public backing in the form of policy, which will necessitate collaboration between political stakeholders, technological companies, and automobile manufacturers to promote the advantages.

The technology will only be able to spread broadly enough to have the intended influence on society once a policy structure and support network are in effect.

It’s not simple to overhaul such an embedded component of society as transportation, but we’re on the right track already. If 5G can become an integral part of the mobility ecosystem, the mighty seat belt may have less work to do in the coming years.

Also Read: Challenges Facing the Automotive Industry: An Overview

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