Auton Successfully Tests Connected Car Technology
Auton, Inc., developer of a mobile broadband solution for connected cars has successfully tested connected car technology with WatchTV, an owner and operator of broadcast internet facilities. The company said in a March 10 announcement that the trial, conducted in the Portland, Oregon area, confirmed its ability to deliver mobile video streaming content and broadband data to moving vehicles in a wide range of environments.
Auton uses NextGen TV, or ATSC 3.0 technology to provide mobile broadcast internet services. In the test, the ATSC 3.0 multicast was received by Auton’s telematics control unit, an in-vehicle appliance that includes the ATSC 3.0 receiver, LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a patented security overlay that uses the Iridium satellite constellation.
“The growing demands for secure wireless broadband connectivity to the connected car and autonomous vehicle market is growing exponentially,” said Robert Foster, Auton’s president and CEO. “We’re leveraging the massive efficiency of one-to-all broadcasting to deliver a significant cost advantage to our hybrid network that enhances all forms of mobile wireless connectivity solutions including cellular, WiFi and satellite communications.”