5G is driving innovation — literally.

Two key areas of focus at CES this year were 5G and the connected car, two technologies Samsung and HARMAN plan to bring together in the near future.

5G is an important technology for the automotive industry because people are doing more in their vehicles than ever before. This trend will only continue to grow stronger as we move toward an autonomous driving environment. People will have more free time when self-driving vehicles go mainstream, so naturally, they’ll want to watch movies, play games and participate in other activities that demand a large amount of bandwidth from the network.

“5G takes us a step forward from 4G, LTE and other technologies to enable these key capabilities for consumers and businesses,” said Alok Shah, vice president of networks strategy at Samsung Electronics America.

For more than five years, Samsung has developed core 5G technologies. Now, the company is moving into the commercialization phase and use case development. Samsung recently announced a commercial agreement with Verizon to be its first deployment partner for 5G.

What does it mean for the enterprise? “If you had 5G in your autonomous car as a business user, you’d have the ability to continue to work even when you’re on the go,” said Shah.

Whether you need to hop into a VR conference, use an AR application or just make last-minute adjustments to a presentation, you don’t have to stop working just because you’re not in the office.

Learn more about how Samsung and HARMAN are enabling the transition to autonomous vehicles.


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