Volvo Cars is partnering with China Unicom to connect cars with infrastructure in China using next generation 5G technology.
The companies have agreed to work together to research, develop and test automotive applications of 5G and what is known as vehicle-to-everything technology.
The fifth generation of mobile network technology, 5G is many times faster than 4G with the ability to transmit more data to and from cars.
Volvo and China Unicom are looking at a range of applications, with a focus on potential improvements in safety, sustainability, customer convenience and autonomous driving.
One example would be the ability to find open parking spots easier through the use of traffic cameras.
“With 5G, the network performance is improving to allow for many more real-time critical services that can help the driver be safer and get a smoother and more enjoyable ride,” stated Henrik Green, chief technology officer at Volvo Cars.