Researchers in WMG at the University of Warwick have set a new 5G communications speed record to a L4 low speed autonomous vehicle in the pioneer 28 GHz mmWave band. They hit 2.867 gigabits per second in over-the-air transmissions, which is nearly 40 times faster than current fixed line broadband speeds.

This crucial wireless communications technology is not just being designed to deliver HD content to in-car entertainment systems, but it will allow autonomous vehicles to rapidly share large quantities of data with each other and with traffic management systems. This will include precise 3D road maps created by LiDAR, high definition video images of the vehicles surroundings and traffic information.