A private network for telematics and the connected vehicle
In the last few years, mobile connectivity has become a fundamental feature of consumer electronics. This trend, recognized and adopted by the automotive industry, makes it necessary to perform increasingly complex and thorough validation testing of in-vehicle connected infotainment systems. To allow this, Car2Road is building a completely private cell network, with LTE coverage that allows extensive testing of 4G capacity, before it is deployed.
Our collaboration with a major telecoms operator has enabled us to create a totally flexible environment, as we have full control of the network parameters. Antennae and back-end equipment are also fully controlled and can be configured to enable replication of most existing communication conditions such as roaming, handovers etc. System performance under varying quality of service can be precisely measured and evaluated, in a reproducible manner.