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Will 5G make the difference in reducing latency in edge-based V2V?

Bavaria’s Ministry for Economic Affairs funded a 12-month project to test how Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC) technologies could be used in automotive applications, specifically, in vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications. However, the project has missed its 20ms latency target, which is a setback for the push to turn cars into mini-data centers. The trial involved Continental, a major automotive OEM, Deutsche Telekom, Nokia, and research and testing institute Fraunhofer. It was looking to test both the technology and the business case. In terms of architecture optimization, the project managed to get latency down to 30ms, which is impressive for mobile networks, but still short of the 20ms target. It was carried out on the A9 autobahn, a 529km road that runs north-south…

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