At an Ericsson demo station in Hall 2 of Mobile World Congress, a crowd gathers to watch several large 4K screens showing a prototype vehicle driving through a column of cones that mark out the dusty race track. The driver sits in a large leather seat behind a black steering wheel and a set of pedals beneath on the floor. The demonstration, which is a collaboration between Telefonica, Ericsson, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology and Applus Idiada, highlights how ultra-low latency 5G can be used to remotely control a vehicle in a real-time while haptic communications provide an immersive feedback loop.
In this video, you’ll get a closer look at how these technologies – and especially ultra-low-latency radio communications – are opening up brand new possibilities for the automotive industry and revolutionizing the driving experience as we know it.
Ericsson expects that by 2026 there will be a USD 582 billion market opportunity globally as telecom operators leverage 5G technology for industry digitalization. For operators, this represents a potential to add 34 percent growth in revenues in 2026.