Tomorrow’s connected car

Source: https://corpblog.viasat.com/connectivity-for-the-cars-of-tomorrow/ Today’s cars have as many as 50 computer systems in them, almost certainly making your SUV the most sophisticated piece of technology you own. As technologically intricate as cars are today, they’re about to become much more so – and satellite internet will play a big role in our future mobility. Sensors in the cars of the future will …

Collaboration to support Europe’s 5G vertical markets

The 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signalled their intent to work together to enable new and innovative 5G solutions and services in support of European industry and the 5G vertical markets. Signing a joint letter of intent, Colin Wilcock, Chairman of the  Board of the 5G IA, said: “Cross-functional expertise is essential to …

5G and the Demand for Cheaper LEO Satellites

Demands from 5G means cheaper low earth orbit (LEO) satellites are needed to perform multiple satcomms functions. The need for ubiquitous coverage for many of the proposed 5G use cases – in particular the Connected Car – has necessitated a plan to include other connectivity solutions such as WiFi and satellite communications in future hybrid networks, in order to ensure that there will be …

The UK Dependency on GNSS

This important report reviews the UK’s dependancy on GNSS and recommends measures to improve resilience. GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) has become integral to our daily lives, and its role is set to increase with the development of new technologies and capabilities. Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden CBE MP, states: “This independent review represents a vital step in understanding the UK’s …