As commercial 5G rapidly approaches, the race to deliver the fastest possible connectivity is driving innovators to test the limits of this technology. Ericsson and Verizon recently tested a 5G network at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, highlighting how an intelligent network can maximize bandwidth by pinpointing a device – even if it’s inside a moving car.
During the live test, Ericsson lead engineer Bill Goodman sat inside a moving vehicle while downloading a 4K video over a 5G connection. Moments later the team conducted a “blackout” test in which the driver operated the car while wearing a set of virtual reality glasses, relying solely on video captured from a camera on the hood of the car. The tests prove what’s possible when you combine super low-latency with download speeds that exceed 6 GBps.