Intel IoT Ecosystem Converges on 5G Technology to Revolutionize Transportation

A software defined automotive cockpit featuring Intel IoT technology.

It’s truly an exciting time to work on transportation solutions. Building on decades of innovation, the Intel Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is converging technology with ingenuity to create a new class of smart and connected transportation solutions. From advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to breakthrough technologies that will contribute to fully connected driving—like software-defined cockpits, deep learning, and 5G connectivity—we are architecting the future of transportation, right now.



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The value of advanced cellular connectivity in connected cars is clear. To confidently deploy new safety features, deep learning models, over-the-air software updates, and infotainment services, transportation providers are seeking wireless technologies with ever increasing bandwidth and coverage. But why 5G? To put it simply, when cars are able to talk to each other on an ultra-reliable network with low latency, car makers can dream up the next set of connected driving experiences. Self-parking vehicles and highway auto-pilots are so 2016. We are entering a transformation of urban mobility with large-scale cooperative driving, connected robo-taxis with contextual remote piloting, and high-density platooning.

5G is the only network technology capable of delivering 1 millisecond ultra-low latency with 99.999 percent reliability at 10 Gbps speeds. Offering incredibly high bandwidth and unprecedented continuity in user experience, 5G will allow for better utilization of the network. It will offer better support for functionally safe vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications that rely on guidance from machine learning algorithms and data sets.


The Intel Ecosystem and 5G Connectivity

As the world moves to 5G, Intel technology is enabling end-to-end solutions that will integrate intelligence across the network, from data center to the connected device and throughout the systems in between. Intel has established key global partnerships with telecom and automotive players and together we will deliver integrated 5G prototype solutions to ensure network readiness and successful early rollouts.

Intel is involved in three 5G technology tracks: narrowband, broadband, and millimeter wave. We’re contributing to IEEE and the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) to shape new standards, converge protocols, and align equipment manufacturers. Finally, because 5G will be more pervasive than any previous generation of mobile technology, Intel will draw upon its expertise in end-to-end network security to guard personal data and ensure privacy.

A couple of road trip buddies stroll up to their autonomous vehicle, with Intel IoT as the best road trip copilot ever.

To add to the excitement, Intel IoT ecosystem collaborations with Ericsson, KT, LG Electronics, Nokia, Telecom, and Verizon are helping to lay the foundation for 5G. Together, the Intel IoT ecosystem is developing and testing secure, high-bandwidth 5G connectivity in connected vehicles and preparing for the expected rollout of 5G in 2020.

  • Ericsson and Intel are collaborating with mobile operators on 5G solutions and engaging in joint trials, as an extension of thecurrent partnership in network transformation, cloud and IoT.
  • LG Electronics and Intel willdevelop and pilot 5G telematics technology for next-generation cars.
  • Verizon and Intel are conducting field trials for 5G wireless solutions through the Verizon 5G Technology Forum to demonstrate how millimeter wave spectrum, which is capable of supporting data capacity and speeds an order of magnitude higher than today’s cellular networks, is a viable way to deliver high-quality and fast wireless connectivity to homes and businesses.


5G Prototyping

Intel offers platforms and industry collaborations to develop early prototype solutions that accelerate 5G development and readiness. Intel’s 5G mobile trial platform offers a high-performance, highly flexible development platform for faster integration and testing of 5G devices and wireless access points. Intel is currently working with global operators on 5G development, prototyping and testing with this new trial platform.


Intel Collaborations Transform Automotive Security

We’re proud to be one of the founding members of the Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB), a non-profit consortium committed to conducting the necessary research that will ultimately mitigate future automotive cyber security risks. The ASRB focuses on end-to-end security research to establish reference architectures and best practices for future connected vehicles, inclusive of all ecosystem stakeholders.

I am excited to see what is ahead and how we work with the ecosystem to forge a new vision for transportation—defining a roadmap that will dramatically reshape how we live and work. To learn more about the road ahead for connected transportation, visit

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About Prakash Kartha

Market Development, Transportation Solutions Division Internet of Things Group (IOTG) INTEL CORPORATION Prakash Kartha has spent the majority of his career as an automotive marketing leader and technologist. He is currently responsible for driving Intel’s Connected Car strategy into new areas such as 5G Vehicle-to-Everything, In-Vehicle Commerce and Advanced Telematics. He leads Intel’s efforts in the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) and serves on the Board of Directors. Prior to his current role, Prakash spent four years owning Intel’s automotive market development efforts in Japan and Korea, launching Intel solutions with leading car makers. Before joining Intel in 2011, Prakash spent 11 years with Freescale and Motorola leading global automotive software product and professional services teams. Prakash received a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He has co-authored four patents in embedded automotive technologies. In his free time, Prakash is an avid traveler along with his wife and two sons, enjoys adventure sports, photography, and coaching his sons’ baseball and robotics teams.

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