Back in the day, the only connectivity we really needed in our cars was the radio, but these days with people being able to control their music, use mapping applications, and more, the radio simply isn’t cutting it anymore. For those looking for a more connected experience, you might be interested to learn that Audi’s 2024 vehicles will come with 5G.

This is thanks to a partnership between Verizon and Audi. According to Verizon’s press release, “The collaboration brings embedded 5G Ultra Wideband connectivity into Audi vehicles and provides the speed and telecommunication architecture necessary for highly personalized and augmented mobile services, new driver-assistance features, and connectivity-enabled innovations for the automated future of driving.”

With 5G connectivity, drivers will be able to download and stream their in-car entertainment, receive firmware updates for their vehicles, and also be able to communicate with other vehicles.

According to Verizon, “The technology will be crucial to development of automated vehicles and safety advancements, such as providing a fuller view of vehicle environments beyond what drivers, vehicle cameras and radar systems can observe.” The 5G connectivity will be available to select Audi cars, but if you don’t plan to buy an Audi, we expect that it probably won’t be too long before other vehicle manufacturers follow suit with similar offerings.

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