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  • Cars of the future could use 5G to 'talk' to each other
  • jskim | 2020.05.11 18:22
  • Cars of the future could use 5G to 'talk' to each other

    How do you think 5G technology will change cars?

    What do you know about 5G technology?


    Cars could soon be talking with each other using 5G to make drivers know about  hazards, scientists say. 

    The ultra-fast mobile internet would allow for rapid information to be shared between drivers.

    Some car manufacturers are already integrating 5G into their vehicles. This will help to usher in the generation of self-driving vehicles. 

    Experts think the high-speed connection will also make cars more reliable and able to do more things.

    They predict the number of road traffic accidents will drop drastically. Now more than 1.3 million people in the world die from car accidents every year..

    To have a better idea of what the future will look like, think of having Tesla-like cars. Teslas have sensors to check what's around them.  They can also talk to each other and share safety information. This information is shared over an area of about 5 square kilometers.

    With the help of 5G, an early warning system to warn drivers is feasible within the next few years. Cars that are close enough to the danger area will send warning messages to other cars around them. And with 5G technology this can be much further away than only nearby cars.



    Try to guess the meaning of the words in bold and match them with their closest meaning from the choices in the right. Some of the answers are very close and have similar meaning. The meaning of these words is how they are used in the reading. Some of these words have different meanings in the dictionary depending on how they are used.

     The answers are below the table.

    A=9, B=3, C=8, D=1, E7, F=2, G=5, H=6, I=4

    Some example sentences using the new words or phrases from the meaning of how they are used in the reading to help you understand better.


    1. One of the hazards of being a doctor is you can catch viruses from patients.

    2. The KTX is an ultra-fast train.

    3. His promotion in the company has been rapid.

    4. The iPhone 3G was famous because it integrated a phone with a camera and internet.

    5. Coronavirus has ushered in a change in how we think about health and safety.

    6. We can’t predict what will happen. But we must prepare for the world to be different now.

    7. The business will fail. So we must take drastic action to help.

    8. In 2021 we will have a better idea if what we are doing is the correct plan.

    9. Selling ice-cream in January is not a feasible idea. People want hot things.





    Some questions using the new words/phrases. Try to use the words/phrases in your answer.


    1. Do you know of any hazards of 5G technology? Why do some people think 5G is hazardous?

    2. How has ultra-fast internet changed your country, the world, life?

    3. Do you think changes in car technology will be rapid or continue slowly? Why?

    4. What other technology do you think will be integrated into cars of the future?

    5. What other technologies would you like to see ushered in?

    6. What is your prediction for the future of transport in your country, in the world? Do you think it will be a drastic change from now? How different will it be?

    7. Who has a better idea of future technology?

    8. What do you think makes it not feasible to let driverless cars on the roads now?

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