5G will turn your car into a talking, thinking super-computer. And it’s coming soon

The next generation of wireless data communications is called 5G because it succeeds 4G, 3G, and older protocols. Most of the current discussion about 5G concerns your phone and other mobile devices. Because 5G can bring up to 20 Gbps data speeds to your devices, it enables a better experience. What might get lost in the noise is that 5G is also going to enable automakers, governments, and the aftermarket to put smarter, more connected vehicles on the road through Cellular Vehicle-to-Anything (C-V2X) communications.