A key challenge standing in the way of the connected car is the cost of connectivity. But what if we could be connected for free? Many car applications can provide important benefits with even sporadic connectivity. These include diagnostic services, driver alerts for recommended upcoming maintenance, and more.
External-vehicle WiFi can provide free high-speed connectivity for these purposes. Connectivity is widely available, for example when parked at home in range of one’s home access point, or in range of a public hotspot while pumping gas at a gas station, ordering food at a drive-thru, or parking at a shopping mall.
Autotalks’ 2nd generation chipset, CRATON2 and SECTON, provides WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) completely free of charge. WiFi connectivity is available both when the vehicle is stationary or moving, while enabling concurrent DSRC connection for the latter. DSRC connection is completely cyber-secure when operating concurrently with WiFi..
Advantages of Autotalks’ WiFi offering include:
- Mobility optimized WiFi
- Dual-band operation, supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GHz
- Supports TX and optimal RX diversity for dual-antenna system
- Coexistence with DSRC by sustaining high interferences and minimizing the interferences it creates