Telematics

LG Advances 5G Vehicle Connectivity with Next-Gen Telematics

From a peak speed perspective, 5G is 100 times faster than 4G.  It means the time your 2GB movie took to download with 4G the same could have been downloaded 100 times over a 5G network. The same speed will go to a connected car when it comes to the amount of data that will need to be shared.

According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, by 2026 approximately 67 million new vehicles worldwide will be equipped with telematics capabilities. Telematics 5G communications modules, introduced only last year, are expected to account for more than 25 percent of the total vehicle telematics market by 2026.

With an advanced Wi-Fi connection, it will take 230 days to transfer a week-worth of data from a self-driving car. – Dr. Joy Laskar, CTO of Maja Systems.

LG Stepping Towards Industry 4.0

Such realization was enough for LG Electronic to step into the evolutionary investment. LG continues to raise the ante in the automotive connectivity market, market with recent deals to supply 5G telematics solutions to a premium European automaker. With its highly-evolved and wide-ranging core technologies, LG has already secured a competitive advantage in 5G standards, accounting for about 10 percent of global 5G standard patent approvals and ranked second globally.

From vehicle-to-everything (V2X) systems to integrated hardware and software packages and in-vehicle communications gateways, LG’s cutting-edge 5G telematics innovations deliver a new level of on-road connectivity and safety. An essential component in autonomous vehicles, V2X technologies enable vehicles to communicate in real-time with other vehicles, nearby pedestrians and infrastructure to create a safer environment for all.

5G Makes Life Good

Fast approaching the threshold for Society of Autonomous Engineers’ Level 4 in which autonomous vehicles no longer require human interaction for operation, LG’s 5G-V2X technology delivers more consistent vehicle data transmission speeds. Faster, more stable communications mean vehicles can recognize and respond to a variety of road conditions and driving situations instantaneously while the high-precision positioning technology, known as Advanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), can pinpoint a vehicle’s exact location to within 40 centimeters even when traveling at high speeds.

Utilizing Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA) technology, LG’s solutions simultaneously support connected car and autonomous driving functionalities, enabling vehicle occupants to enjoy entertainment services, convenient functions and enhanced safety. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 16* 5G module boasts significantly improved performance and more reliable connections. What’s more, the smart, flat antenna allows automakers to maintain the aerodynamic lines of their designs which would be impossible with traditional “shark fin” antennas.

According to Eun Seok-hyun, president of the LG Vehicle Component Solutions Company, with solutions that are extremely easy to implement in various vehicle models thanks to their embedded modular design, LG’s telematics hardware and software systems offer an unmatched level of flexibility for manufacturers and diverse services for end-users.


A trusted partner to automakers worldwide, LG is helping to create a safer, better future on the world’s roads with its growing portfolio of advanced mobility innovations, said Seok-hyun.

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