V2X demos showcase LTE Broadcast on massive scale
Expway, an LTE Broadcast industry specialist, successfully showcased how connected cars are made safer and more comfortable with LTE Broadcast. Expway conducted two successful data broadcast demos during the opening of Vodafone’s 5G Mobility Lab, at the Aldenhoven Testing Center (ATC).
The first demo showcased that when LTE Broadcast is used to deliver sizeable firmware and HD map updates to a large vehicle fleet, the process is extremely rapid and economical. LTE Broadcast was designed for massive scale, meaning that millions of cars can be updated simultaneously with as little bandwidth as one traditional unicast download.
The second demo showed that LTE Broadcast can reliably deliver large amounts of content to multiple cars, whether they are traveling at high speeds on the Autobahn, or if they are stuck in a traffic jam. Expway delivered live HD TV channels and video on demand over LTE Broadcast to a moving car. A user in the traveling car could switch from one channel to another with perfect reception.
“Connected cars will absorb and broadcast more and more data,“ said Claude Seyrat, Expway Co-founder and CMO. “LTE Broadcast is the only technology that can ensure that millions of cars are quickly and securely upgraded with the latest software updates, traffic information, and entertainment, for the safety and comfort of all passengers.”