Vodafone Group testing new technology that can remotely track vehicles
Category: #technology |   By Hrishikesh Kadam |   Date: 2021-02-17  | 
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Vodafone Group testing new technology that can remotely track vehicles

Vodafone Group plc, a British telecommunications company, has reportedly been testing its vehicle tracking technology within 10 centimeters of its location, which is an increase of 3 meters in comparison to the present standard satellite-based system.

Sources aware of the development claimed that this was achieved in collaboration with Sapcorda, a top global positioning technology provider, utilizing Vodafone’s worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) network of around 118 million connections.

Autonomous trucks need to alert e-bikes of their presence to avoid collisions, while the first responders are required to know medical drones’ position with pinpoint accuracy.

It is to be noted that pinpoint accuracy is important for the mass adoption and acceptance of autonomous vehicles on the road, as well as in airports, dockyards, factories, and any location where machines are in motion. A few centimeters are also crucial to ensure passengers’ safety on a driverless bus as well as to know the precise location of a medical drone.

Justin Shields, Vodafone Business Platforms and Solutions Director, mentioned that the company’s in-building IoT and 5G services permit would allow for precision work using robotic technology in research laboratories, manufacturing plants, and factories. He further added that the group is currently focusing on applying the same degree of precision to the outdoor world.

Another instance of Vodafone redefining its network and technology is the new advanced positioning service 'Telco as a Service' (TaaS) model. In addition to gigabit-capable networking, Vodafone is providing new apps, video, and data applications on a scale by defining key network capabilities and making them accessible via common APIs on a specific cloud platform.

Vodafone claims that these emerging innovations would greatly help large companies since they can distinguish sensitive assets, align machines including driverless trains to platforms, and allow fleet operators, airports, farmers to know at any given time the exact location of their autonomous vehicles, cars, and buggies.

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