Ericsson makes use of 5G network technology for ADAS

In the company’s 5G use cases, the Swedish telecommunication giant, Ericsson tries to take advantage of the new technology. In fact, the company wants to improve mobility services as follows.

One connected vehicle services segment that has received major public attention in recent years is Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). We can see ADAS as a steppingstone towards full autonomous driving (AD). We also commonly regard Connectivity as a complement to increasingly advanced on-board sensors (RADARs, LIDARs, cameras, etc.). These sensors can deliver real-time, reliable information between vehicles and their cloud-based service providers. In fact, they gather data from other vehicles and road infrastructure.

A cloud platform such as the Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud is an essential enabler for some such services. It can aggregate, process and expose relevant data with increasingly tight integration with the mobile network. While several services can already be deployed today using 4G’s ever increasing road coverage. For example, in Australian-first C-V2X trial, it is exciting to see where ADAS technology will be heading once 5G is available on major roads and in urban areas.

Ericsson and Veoneer have demonstrated connected ADAS together several times. One example is cyclist safety, where both the car driver and the cyclist receive visualize notifications when they are heading into the same geographical area. Other examples are notifications about road workers and emergency vehicles, both using a technology known as geofencing to determine in which geographical area notifications should be distributed.

Who is Ericsson?

According to its Homepage, the company profile of Ericsson is described as

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world.

Lars Magnus Ericsson founded Ericsson 140 years ago on the premise that access to communications is a basic human need. Since then we have continued to deliver ground-breaking solutions and innovate technology for good.

We have always put enormous time and effort into collaborating with others to set the open standards that make global communications and connections possible. Here you will find some examples of our innovations that have had significant impact on people, business and society.

What is 5G?

Base on the instruction by Cisco, 5G network is explained in the following way.

5G technology has a theoretical peak speed of 20 Gbps, while the peak speed of 4G is only 1 Gbps. 5G also promises lower latency, which can improve the performance of business applications as well as other digital experiences (such as online gaming, videoconferencing, and self-driving cars).

While earlier generations of cellular technology (such as 4G LTE) focused on ensuring connectivity, 5G takes connectivity to the next level by delivering connected experiences from the cloud to clients. We can virtualize 5G networks and make them software-driven, and they exploit cloud technologies.

The 5G network will also simplify mobility, with seamless open roaming capabilities between cellular and Wi-Fi access. Mobile users can stay connected as they move between outdoor wireless connections and wireless networks inside buildings without user intervention or the need for users to reauthenticate.

The new Wi-Fi 6 wireless standard (also known as 802.11ax) shares traits with 5G, including improved performance. Wi-Fi 6 radios can be placed where users need them to provide better geographical coverage and lower cost. Underlying these Wi-Fi 6 radios is a software-based network with advanced automation.

5G technology should improve connectivity in underserved rural areas and in cities where demand can outstrip today’s capacity with 4G technology. New 5G networks will also have a dense, distributed-access architecture and move data processing closer to the edge and the users to enable faster data processing.

Connectivity is one of the key concepts in 2020s

After the arrival of the Internet, there are some buzzwords relating to the connectivity. For example, there are the Internet of Things, the Internet of Everything, and Smart Home. Thanks to technological advancements, we can digitize our physical activities. Thus, it means that we can understand our way of life by checking THE data.

For instance, we can easily check how many steps we walk everyday by using smartphone app. After digitizing our physical activities, we can connect them to other data. This concept based on the connectivity as a whole. To make connectivity better and more convenient, 5G network is indispensable.

In addition to this, we can say that we will connect not only our physical activities but also machine movements to cloud-based services thanks to 5G network. What Ericsson does is without exception in this case. The more 5G network will be available all over the world, the more we can receive its benefits. Remote surgery can be another good example other than automotive services.