AT&T to control vast majority of 5G spectrum, following $1.6bn acquisition

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AT&T to control vast majority of 5G spectrum, following $1.6bn acquisition

For all intents and purposes, it looks like AT&T is going to own a majority of 5G wireless connections in the US. The company has announced that it has acquired Straight Path Communications for $1.6 billion. Not familiar with the name? That’s totally understandable. “Straight Path is the largest commercial holder of the 39 GHz spectrum, with about 95 percent of the total licenses commercially available, as well as a significant holder of 28 GHz in major markets, including New York and San Francisco,” the company’s website reads. Continue reading “AT&T to control vast majority of 5G spectrum, following $1.6bn acquisition”

NXP is Partner of U.S. Department of Transportation in Smart City Challenge

With this partnership, NXP, together with its partner Cohda Wireless, will provide the contest’s winning community with wireless technology that allows cars to securely exchange data, such as hazard warnings, over distances of more than a mile to prevent accidents and improve traffic flow. Continue reading “NXP is Partner of U.S. Department of Transportation in Smart City Challenge”

Teaching Cars to Watch the Road and the Driver (VIDEO)

New technology monitors outside your vehicle, but soon it could determine what’s happening inside. The term “self-driving cars” compels us to think about the futuristic “Jetsons.” But while we are light years away from cars that actually fly through the sky, we are getting closer to our cars being smart, savvy and, at least partially, autonomous. Continue reading “Teaching Cars to Watch the Road and the Driver (VIDEO)”

Bosch’s New Triaxial Sensor: Acceleration Sensor For Infotainment Systems

Bosch’s new SMA130 triaxial acceleration sensor provides information for infotainment and telematics applications in vehicles. “Until now, automakers have mainly used data from acceleration sensors for safety systems,” says Dr. Frank Schäfer, head of product management for automotive MEMS sensors. Continue reading “Bosch’s New Triaxial Sensor: Acceleration Sensor For Infotainment Systems”

How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT

Not long ago, after you bought a new vehicle, the manufacturer had very little contact with you until it was time to sell you another car. The IoT is changing all that. The IoT-enabled “connected car” turns the vehicle itself into a hub for an entire ecosystem of connected services that offer consumers a wealth of benefits including enhanced safety and security, a richer user experience and a new suite of product offerings. Continue reading “How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT”