Autonomous vehicle networks will be present in every major city within the next 5 years or so. Smart cars are coming; every car company on the planet is working on some type of self-driving car. While not necessary in theory, the development and deployment of 5G infrastructure will allow autonomous vehicles to function more efficiently. Vehicles will have the ability to receive and send data much faster, relying on a complex artificial intelligence ( AI ) system to make appropriate driving decisions. Part of the processing will take place in the car, part will take place in the cloud, and part will integrate edge computing into the vehicle network. 5G technology will allow the various processing points to communicate with each other effortlessly, effectively, and with low latency. Lower latency is as important a feature of 5G networks as the increase in speed. Super low latencies will give smart vehicles the ability to make decisions in real time in order to avoid potential accidents and loss of life. Autonomous functioning will not be limited to cars; trucks, planes, drones, and even boats will all be self-piloting. This has the potential to reform the entire trucking and shipping industry once it expands beyond cities into localities.