We only have a finite amount of wireless spectrum and that’s why providers are willing pay top dollar for their segment of said spectrum. However, it looks like some scientists have figured out a way for us to stretch that spectrum even further: twist the waves.
If transmissions took a turn and became one of the most efficient components in our vehicles we would be getting a heck of a lot better mileage. The technology remains somewhat archaic and is in the majority of vehicles today; either a geared transmission consisting of automatic, semi-automatic or manual, and the most recently innovative alternative: Continuously Variable Transmissions, or CVTs.
What they have in common is they are friction components, with clutches grabbing plates and spinning them, or belts and pulleys inevitably failing from typical wear and tear.