5G Mobile: Disrupting the Automotive Sector

May 2017

In this piece, we shed some light on how this enablement effect of 5G likely impacts the economy at the sector level. The “automotive” sector is illustrative. For purposes of this study we liberally address our brief inquiry into the “automotive sector” to including not just the manufacturing of automobiles, but the transportation and logistics sectors too (taxis, trucking, etc.), and the sale of automobiles. We cannot and do not offer a comprehensive analysis of the effects of 5G on all of these different actors within the automotive sector. Instead, we provide examples of how communications functionalities that 5G enables or facilitates will importantly enhance other technological changes that affect the sector.

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