Wireless communication links between machines demand fundamentally new communication system properties such as low-latency, defined error probability, an interface to control algorithms and the ability to operate in challenging environments.
These properties facilitate application in new markets, e.g. connected autonomous vehicles can exchange redundant sensor information (radar, optical, etc.) or industrial production systems gain more flexibility by replacing cable connections with wireless links. On a European level ultra-reliable wireless machine-to-machine communications is a central research focus for 5G systems in the Horizon 2020 framework of the European commission.
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