Oxbotica and Cisco have joined forces to demonstrate how OpenRoaming can improve fully connected vehicle fleets by sharing high volumes of data.
Autonomous vehicles make 150 independent vehicle detections every second and generate up to 80GB of data per hour from sensors such as lidar, cameras and radar as well as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
By 2024, over 70 million connected vehicles will enter the market every year, each required to upload and download 8.3GB of data per day including streamed infotainment, HD navigation, vehicle telemetry and ADAS settings.
OpenRoaming enables devices to automatically connect to trusted wi-fi hotspots and networks with entering usernames or passwords.
It uses embedded credentials issued by identity providers, with technology provider Cisco saying wi-fi hotspots can be deployed in locations such as gas stations, EV charging locations, parking structures and vehicle service centers.
Ozgur Tohumcu, CEO of Oxbotica, said, “Our software has been designed to operate not dependent on any infrastructure, so it can understand the vehicle’s environment in infinite detail. However, we fully recognize that in an autonomous world, fleets will need to upload and download vast amounts of data and the partnership with Cisco offers us the chance to solve one of the greatest data challenges of the future, already today.”
Matt MacPherson, wireless CTO at Cisco, said, “For industrial applications where devices, such as autonomous vehicles rather than people, are moving through areas that are covered by wi-fi, this technology is designed to enable that simple, automatic connection that users experience when using mobile networks. OpenRoaming opens up the possibility of a cost-effective alternative for transporting high-volume data to and from the vehicle, autonomously.”