General Motors and AT&T are working together on automotive connectivity. The companies will build a high performance core network to bring 5G cellular connectivity to GM vehicles in the United States over the next decade. Microsoft’s scalable and secure cloud services will also be used in the endeavour.
GM and AT&T claim that the fifth-generation cellular network architecture will meet the needs of an all-electric and autonomous future. Network enhancements will include:
- Improved roadway-centric coverage
- Faster music and video downloads with higher quality
- Faster, more reliable, and secure over-the-air software updates
- Faster navigation, mapping, and voice services
5G connectivity will first be available in select model year 2024 vehicles. Additionally, the network will help current 4G LTE-equipped model year 2019 and newer vehicles experience faster connectivity speeds and other benefits of future 5G-equipped vehicles.
Current Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners in the U.S. with 4G LTE-capable model year 2019 and newer vehicles will easily migrate to the new network infrastructure once available.