30 Jul '17, 5pm

Autonomous vehicles could benefit from LPWAN. @MicrochipTech has #LoRaWAN & #Sigfox solutions. #ShapingSmarterCities

Autonomous vehicles could benefit from LPWAN. @MicrochipTech has #LoRaWAN & #Sigfox solutions. #ShapingSmarterCities

Everyone seems to be jumping on the IoT wireless connectivity bandwagon. At the local level, this consists of short-range solutions like Bluetooth, ZigBee, and Z-Wave. For longer-range communication, wireless providers of low-power wireless area network (LPWAN) offer solutions such as Sigfox and LoRaWAN. However, for autonomous vehicles , only two solutions are under consideration: A standard called IEEE 802.11p and, most recently, narrowband variants of LTE. The LPWAN providers are conspicuously absent in this discussion, even though there is no fundamental reason they cannot play some role in the autonomous environment.

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