Samsung Partners With BMW To Launch World's 1st 5G-equipped Car

Posted: Jan 10 2020, 3:17am CST | by , Updated: Jan 10 2020, 3:38am CST , in CES


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Samsung partners with BMW to launch world's 1st 5G-equipped car

The 2021 BMW iNEXT is the very first car to be 5G-enabled.

As the world embraces 5G connectivity, consumer electronics giant Samsung has unveiled its latest 5G solution, this time focusing on how the fastest wireless technology to date can be used in the automotive space.

At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which is ending today, January 10, Samsung has demonstrated its 5G-based mobility solutions with a version of its Digital Cockpit 2020.

Samsung’s booth offered a show car — sans tires — letting CES attendees try out the cockpit of the future. The inside and outside of the vehicle uses 5G to interact. In addition to the car itself, 5G also allows the car to connect wirelessly to the drivers’ home and office.

Inside the Samsung Digital Cockpit 2020, users can take advantage of eight displays and eight cameras and a Center Information Display that requires the drivers’ login credentials using facial recognition or a smartphone fingerprint reader.

To fast track the introduction of its Digital Cockpit, Samsung has announced at the CES that it partnered with carmaker BMW to employ its future mobility technologies.

BMW will manufacture the first car in the world to be equipped with 5G technology from Samsung and Samsung subsidiary HARMAN. It will be the BMW iNEXT, which is slated for release in 2021.

“As we enter the new decade of autonomous driving reality, we see great opportunities to experience many smart phone features that enable this new era of mobility as a service,” Samsung Corporate President and Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn said. Sohn also serves as chairman of HARMAN.

“In 2021 we will launch the BMW iNEXT, the world’s first car with Samsung’s 5G technology, and we look forward to spreading this over the whole portfolio. Together, we can seamlessly connect the car to the world of our customers and beyond,” BMW executive Klaus Frölich said.

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