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Old 12-12-2018, 04:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ksa8907 View Post
...coupled with the fact that 5g cell service will make data transfer much faster, among other advances.
The problem with that is that 5g's limited range makes it only practical for congested urban areas. 5g's range is (optimistically) about 1500 ft, and its short wavelengths are easily blocked: 3g & 4g range is anywhere from 3-30 miles, perhaps more if you're on a mountain with a good line of sight - and there are still lots of places in the US that have roads but no cell service.

So the only way to make that workable is for every car to in effect be its own cell tower, adding yet more cost & complexity.

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