5G is an integral part of a transformation in the automotive industry, specifically as it relates to connected cars, which is changing the way automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) design and build their vehicles, how the vehicles operate on the street, how customers interact with them and how automotive OEMs can monetize their products. One of the key enablers of this transformation is the growing trend of software-defined vehicles, where a growing part of a vehicles functionalities is implemented in software that may be updated or even upgraded over time. This shift allows automotive OEMs to complement their legacy business models with models like subscription-based or on-demand as-a-service. The 5G connected car also gives them the ability to improve safety over the vehicles lifecycle in a more efficient way than before.
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5G for vehicles production
5G is already increasingly present during the vehicle manufacturing phase. Connectivity enables services such as Automated Factory Parking (AFP), where remotely controlled vehicles are automatically moved across production areas and logistics hubs. In this context,private 5G networks offer the opportunity to tailor connectivity capabilities for highly customized, on-premise demand. ...