CES 2017 Update: Intel Unveils 5G Modem To Improve Self-Driving Cars

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CES 2017 Update: Intel Unveils 5G Modem To Improve Self-Driving Cars Intel Deutschland Gebäude Thomas Cloer / Flickr cc

There are a lot of things to look out for in the future of technology, but the latest CES 2017 update might just be the icing on the cake.

So many things can change over the years and technology has proved that with the progress it has made. In the past, people could only dream of what the world has right now. At present, people are already dreaming about what could be in the future.

Intel has contributed to many technological devices with the use of their microchips and microprocessors. Some of their clients include Lenovo, Hewlett Packard, Dell and Apple, Inc.

While the company has improved their products over the year, there is no stopping them in 2017. In fact, the latest CES 2017 update reports the company is making a big step in the mobile business.

Something New In Tech

According to Forbes, the chip-making giant will be moving leagues ahead with their 5G modem chip. This fifth generation chip, codenamed Goldridge, is the next step in mobile and Internet development.

It will theoretically enable billions of things apart from speeding up Internet and catering to cellular networks. There are even plans to use the new 5G chip for self-driving cars, drones, smart city sensors and other tech outside a mobile phone.

According to the Intel blog, Aicha Evans shares that the 5G will “become smart through seamless connectivity, massive computing power and access to rich data.” Evans is the head of Intel’s communications and devices group.

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A Feasible Product?

The latest CES 2017 update from Intel rounds off an announcement that a sample modem to be out during the second half of 2017. After this the chips will go into official production.

No matter how great this news is, it is not the first company to announce a 5G modem. Qualcomm announced that they were the first ones to create the 5G modem and would start sending out chip samples in the second half of the year.

The Qualcomm chip, on the other hand, claims that it could theoretically support download spends on a smartphone. Even with the future of technology on the 5G, there is a low chance of it reaching consumers anytime soon.