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Self-driving car industry needs standards, wide-reaching 5G network: JLR

JLR’s Ralf Speth outlined ambitious plans to stay ahead of the rapidly changing technological changes Automobile : Automakers need standards for key equipment, a widereaching 5G broadband network and strong partnerships to make selfdriving cars and electric vehicles a success, top European car industry executives said on Wednesday.


Ralf Speth, chief executive of Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover , outlined ambitious plans to stay ahead of the rapidly changing technological changes, but said the sector also needed unified and clear guidelines for safeguarding driver information and privacy. Government and industry should work closely together to ensure success as the market evolves, Speth told a conference hosted by Automobilwoche magazine in Berlin. European carmakers are racing to keep up with the rapid pace of development in the self-driving and electric vehicle markets in the United States and China.|Jaguar The changes sweeping the industry promise to bring “enormous progress to humanity,” with autonomous cars offering mobility to many people now locked out of driving, such as the elderly and those with disabilities, Speth said. But carmakers and suppliers would increasingly have to forge partnerships to meet the technological challenges involved, he said. “No company alone can master challenges such as autonomous driving and connectivity on its own,” Speth told Reuters after the conference, adding that companies will also need to keep investing in improving conventional engines, which will continue to power a majority of vehicles for years.

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Self Driving Car Industry Needs Standards, Wide-reaching 5G Network JLR  

Self-driving car industry needs standards, wide-reaching 5G network: JLR on Business Standard. JLR's Ralf Speth outlined ambitious plans to...

Self Driving Car Industry Needs Standards, Wide-reaching 5G Network JLR  

Self-driving car industry needs standards, wide-reaching 5G network: JLR on Business Standard. JLR's Ralf Speth outlined ambitious plans to...

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