Report: Western markets will focus on 5G as 'the brain' for autonomous driving

Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan will be the market leaders in commercialising 5G, edging out their U.S. and European counterparts, according to Frost & Sullivan. However, the research company said Western markets will focus on 5G as the brain for autonomous driving. While highly automated cars are not expected to be commercially available until 2020, 5G will be the driving force behind vehicle applications involving machine learning, brake/steering, ECU integration, highly accurate GPS, and sensor fusion. 5G will also facilitate wearable devices like smart glasses and smart watches, and help make augmented reality and virtual reality mainstream features in cars. Release