As Veniam’s “Internet of Moving Things” keeps growing, autonomous vehicles are next

The Veniam team in Porto (source: Veniam)

The Portuguese startup is going places with its mesh networking technology, but that’s “just the beginning”, says Veniam founder and CEO João Barros. He talks to CompassList about partnering automakers to design self-driving cars, raising a new round of funding in 2018, and more

Imagine cars and buses that "talk" to each other to avoid accidents. That also give you fast, free Wi-Fi, while collecting and sending out alerts on traffic conditions, air quality and other information valuable for urban planners.
Already, this is closer to reality than you think. A scientist and his startup from Portugal have come up with a technology that connects moving vehicles to one another in mesh wireless networks, carrying terabytes of data. Under this setup, vehicles also double as mobile Wi-Fi hotspots and data collection points. 
“Veniam is looking at vehicles i...

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