Driving bumper to bumper would be possible as sensors would regulate the distance between. Other innovations might be used for example in the areas of telemedicine and E-Learning, in Google glass and smartphone applications.
"This is the next step of the digital revolution", the Cluster co-ordinator Prof. Gerhard Fettweis stated. He expects the realization to begin in 2020. However, powerful mobile networks are necessary to support the applications in the every-day use. To realize the 5th generation of mobile communication, Technische Universität Dresden will collaborate with the London's Kings College and the University of Surrey.
In February, the 'Tomahawk2' was presented for the first time at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco. The first presentation of the new TUD microchip in Germany will be at the upcoming the "Design, Automation & Test in Europe" (DATE'14) Conference in Dresden.