Part 2: Self-driving Cars Expand the Fight Over Airwaves

2019-01-08T14:43:20+00:00

Engineers Say Public is Hungry for More Wi-Fi Capacity, the telecom industry is looking to snatch control of underutilized airwaves reserved for the auto industry. But this is coming just as carmakers begin to make progress on developing and adopting technologies for connected and autonomous cars that currently rely on that spectrum. The Big Picture: Tech and telecom companies have been fighting for years over spectrum to support exploding demand for mobile services and smartphones. Automakers have had exclusive access to a band of spectrum for almost 20 years but haven't done much with it, prompting telecom providers to argue, "Use it or lose it." The Dilemma: Some safety advocates and automakers worry that commercial Wi-Fi will interfere [...]

Part 2: Self-driving Cars Expand the Fight Over Airwaves 2019-01-08T14:43:20+00:00