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For the First Time Wireless Carriers and Auto Makers Seek Common Ground on Wireless Standards

For the first time auto makers and wireless carriers are actually seeking common ground around the creation of the wireless new standard, writes Roger Lanctot, Associate Director in the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics. "Most interesting of all as far as 5G is concerned is the involvement of the automotive industry in setting and testing the standard. ... In fact, the priorities of auto makers are in the forefront as the use cases are particularly suited to safety and smart city applications." However, Lanctot points out that disagreement among wireless experts could influence implementation outcomes. "The resulting confusion threatens to impede the adoption of new technologies as car makers, in particular, may cling to more familiar solutions."

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