In recent years, the deployment of the autonomous car has been gradual, constant and has become normal. News of vehicles driving themselves through a neighborhood or testing on the highways has ceased to amaze. From wonder to curiosity. The prodigy has become an encompassing phenomenon, not always understood, but less arcane and rather technical.

In the middle of 2020 there are already many trials in real scenarios. It has even been tried to create commercial services - with a touch of experimentation but with all the guarantees - based on the transport of people in autonomous vehicles. At this point, the data collection is already large, the technology has been perfected, both the sensors and the artificial vision, the information processing or the algorithm training. Apparently the machines are practically ready. But at the technological level - the legal and social levels follow their own times, more slowly - there remains a detail.

There are many voices that point to the need to have 5G for the autonomous car to reach the highest level. This is what is known as level 5, which allows full autonomy. Here the driver's attention, even his presence, is no longer necessary. And is that the vehicles of this category can be manufactured even without steering wheel or brake or accelerator pedals.

In this article we can find some important points such as:

  • Real-time decision making: the importance of latency

    • What is necessary for a level 5 autonomous car

  • Large volumes of data

    • Information management in the autonomous car

  • V2X: Vehicle to everything

    • The problem of obsolete car fleets

    • Smart cities, autonomous car umbrella

    • First experiences with the autonomous car

  • Remote drivers

    • The debate on the regulation of the autonomous car

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