Audi, Alcatel-Lucent demo LTE-equipped car
February 17, 2011 // Christoph Hammerschmidt
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Audi showed an A8 luxury sedan equipped with LTE broadband communications technology. Audi called the vehicle a “functional prototype”. The LTE equipment was based on Alcatel-Lucent's commercially available broadband mobile infrastructure.
During demo rides in the streets of Barcelona, the broadband connection was used to show a number of bandwidth-hungry applications including video streaming, music file download, navigation and web browsing.
Audi's board member responsible for technology development, Michael Dick, announced that LTE technology will be integrated into Audi vehicles soon. He referred to the speech auf Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. There, Stadler announced that LTE technology would be used in cars in early 2011.
Besides Audi and Alcatel-Lucent, a third partner was involved in the Barcelona LTE demo: China Mobile, China's (and the world's) largest mobile telecommunications provider. Perhaps this hints at the markets Audi is aiming at with the technology.All news
Design win; IDT meets IKEA
April 24, 2015
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) has disclosed that IKEA has chosen IDT’s wireless power transmitters to embed in ...
Eurotech to offload its cloud offering to iNebula
Electric vehicles: Driving range decides
Samsung details its flex display
3D-printing aerogels for energy storage
Gartner lowers 2015 chip market growth forecast
April 23, 2015
A mix of currency shifts, excess inventory and the end a PC upgrade cycle is set to slow growth in the global semiconductor ...
Hexagon, Xylon join forces for smart CT-based quality control systems
PSA, IBM tie Connected Car to the Internet of Things
Disposable sensor patch analyses golfers' swing
- Smart Capacitive Design Tips
- Wireless MCUs and IoT
- Battery Management System Tutorial
- Deciding if Automated Test is right for your Company
InterviewInfineon: CAN FD success goes at the expense of FlexRay
The faster version of the venerable CAN bus, CAN FD is currently taking off at several carmakers. Infineon's Thomas Böhm, Head of Body / Automotive, believes this could well go at the expense of FlexRay. ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, DecaWave is offering EETimes Europe's readers the chance to win two TREK1000 kits to evaluate its Ultra-Wideband (UWB) indoor location and communication DW1000 chip in different real-time location system topologies.
Worth €947, the kit allow designers to prove a concept within hours and have a prototype ready in days. Based on the two-way ranging scheme, the kit lets you test...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.