Will 5G be installed in cars? In short, yes, at least it will be in most new cars over the next 5 years. Many car manufacturers are gearing up to install 5G antennas into new cars, but is there a price our health will pay to have faster internet service?
Our worlds are already connected with many types of “smart” devices and with the advent of 5G technology, people will have the ability to have faster, better access to the internet and mobile services. However, there may be a price to pay with advances in technology.
5G service alone poses health risks to everyone within proximity to antennas because of radiation exposure – the more antennas that are around us – the more radiation exposure.
Many new car manufacturers are building more Wi-Fi-enabled vehicles. To keep up with technology, 5G may be added to our vehicles and will be everywhere in our office buildings, schools, daycares, condo and apartment buildings, including streetlights. While many discussions have taken place around what 5G will do to our health, a more substantial question needs to be asked. What will 5G antennas do to us with antennas inside our cars?
Why Do We Need 5G Antennas In Our Cars?
Ford was among one of the first companies to jump on the 5G bandwagon. They anticipate having most new cars 5G enabled in the next three years and by 2025 they predict about 75% of them will be equipped to meet your 5G service needs.
As of September 2019 about 30 percent of new cars are equipped with 4G modems.
Aside from making the cars more marketable by having Wi-Fi options, there are technological advances and features that will use 5G services. Here’s just a few:
- Traffic light monitoring: People can get an estimate when the next traffic light will turn red so they can adjust their traveling speed accordingly.
- Alerts and warnings: Messages about slippery roads can be sent to the car
- Pedestrian crosswalks: Drivers can be notified of pedestrians in a nearby crosswalk so drivers can adjust their speed
- Car to car communications: Cars within proximity to one another can communicate their locations. This may help reduce collision rates.
Who Benefits From 5G Installed Cars?
Well, it depends on who you ask.
Benefits can range from the car manufacturer to the antennae or technology manufacture to make 5G service in cars, not to mention all the data points it will gather to report to data collectors.
The federal government is on board and supports 5G antennas installed into cars. In fact, the government is discussing mandating car manufacturers to install 5G antennas in vehicles.
Some politicians feel that having safety features, like those listed above, will reduce the number of accidents that take place and will make the roads safer places. Adding things like sensors, radar, and cameras, automobiles will be semi-autonomous with a better understanding of their surroundings. The goal is to eventually have cars completely autonomous and computer-controlled; drivers won’t “technically” be necessary.
Having more technology, however, seems to go against what lawmakers are already battling. Texting or the use of cell phones, while driving, is banned in many states. Yet, adding more bells and whistles for drivers to react to doesn’t seem to be seen as a distraction. Instead, the goal is to “save lives” according to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation in 2016.
5G in Cars And Possible Health Affects
Since the technology is still in the works, as far as being created, initial studies surrounding 5G and the health risks are scary, to say the least.
Countries, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and India already have bans on the use of 5G antennas. Mounting reports are showing that 5G compromises the body on a cellular level and will dramatically impact the health of everyone.
While there are similar studies that show how dangerous 4G towers are, the movement towards 5G is not slowing down, despite all the presented data.
With 5G, internet speeds are anticipated to be 100 times faster. Part of this is because 5G works off of short-wave frequencies. This is the reason why antennas are expected to overpopulate cities and towns – the more antennas that are installed, the better the service will work. The United States is one of the biggest proponents of 5G, despite the research and lack of evidence it will not cause health. The Federal Communication Commission is also on board with 5G, even though 170 countries have discussed how 5G wireless frequencies may be unsafe to develop and install. With wireless service advancements in the US, it does not seem as though technological developments will halt anytime soon in America.