ARTICLES — May 10, 2021

How 5G Technology Will Enhance Travel Experience

Traveling, whether for leisure or business, can be tiresome especially when there are unexpected complications or regular congestion during the high season. Traffic congestion, road construction, and even unexpected road blocks can significantly impact time travel efficiency.

However, the advancement of communication technology will be a game-changer in the future of travel. The arrival of 5G technology, and the utilization of IoT will improve travel safety, efficiency and convenience. With 50 times faster internet speed than its predecessors, 5G allows faster data analysis and processing. These data are virtually transmitted and integrated in real-time ,all at your fingertips. Additionally, It will have a large impact on logistics by allowing better supervision, thus minimizing errors. All of these advances will be deployed in the next few years. The following are ways 5G will change the way the world travels:

1. Autonomous vehicle

What was depicted in the science fiction films is already here. With the advancement of vehicular sensors, vehicles such as cars and trucks will be able to travel autonomously. There will be an increasing need for faster data transfers in remote self-driving vehicles. With 5G, cars will not only send their location, speed and destination, but also communicate to other vehicles. This will allow cars to calculate the best course of action on the road such as changing lanes, taking turns in a congested road, and reacting with human-like reflexes.

2. Real-time traffic management

With low-latency communication, the data gathered from traffic and road infrastructure will undergo a much faster process. Deciding which route to go and anticipating hindrances will be much faster. Any necessary adjustment will happen in an instant. This will be especially useful during high season holidays such as the New Year’s eve where the roads are exceptionally packed with vehicles. Or, when there are unexpected hindrances on the road such as roadblocks, or protests.

3. Cargo monitoring system

Products and business assets travel through various means. Its security is of paramount importance. There has to be a way to supervise items in great details during road freight to ensure its safety. The integration of 5G and IoT allows a plethora of data to be sent faster which allows real-time supervision from various perspectives such as sensors, cameras and monitors, embedded in the vehicle that delivers the cargo. Imagine, tracking package location travels on for hundreds of miles in real-time. Additionally, it allows control over cargo delivery. Temperature and cargo placement can be adjusted remotely and automatically with least possible human interaction. This would minimize tampering and mishandling packages on the road. 

The advancement of technology has revolutionized the way we communicate with one another. The Internet and cell phones have changed the way we connect to the whole world with ease. In the same way, the 5G technology will enhance travel experience in the future to new heights by prioritizing efficiency, safety and convenience through device integration and data-driven results. It undoubtedly will enhance leisure, business travel experience and overcome complicated logistical tasks.

To learn more about integrating 5G technology to your business, speak to our IoT expert at https://telkomseliot.com/en/request-free-trial and find the best way to improve travel effectiveness and safety.

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