BMW presents a Vehicular CrowdCell during a Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. Mobile femtocells assistance to optimize destiny mobile radio networks.

Posted on 23. Feb, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich. At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (22 – 25
Feb 2016) – that stands alongside a IFA in Berlin as Europe’s
many critical mobile communications uncover – a BMW Group is unveiling
a investigate plan “Vehicular CrowdCell”. This plan extends the
judgment of a “Vehicular Small Cell” presented final year in
Barcelona. While a “Vehicular Small Cell” is a mobile femtocell that
optimises a mobile radio accepting inside vehicles, it is now also
able to raise a ability and coverage of mobile radio networks.
The BMW Group is teaming adult with peiker and Nash Technologies to
benefaction a antecedent of a “Vehicular CrowdCell” integrated into a BMW
investigate vehicle.

The fast expansion of mobile information traffic, e.g. due to a increasing
use of multi-media services such as song or video streaming with
mobile devices, requires even some-more absolute mobile radio networks in
a future. One plan to boost a ability and coverage of
destiny networks is a formation of a vast series of tiny cells
and relays in further to a existent bottom stations.

In 2015 a BMW Group, together with a partners peiker and
Nash Technologies, presented a world’s initial mobile femtocell in a
vehicle. The “Vehicular Small Cell” optimises a accepting available
to mobile inclination inside vehicles around a vehicle’s aerial. Now the
judgment has been extended to emanate a “Vehicular CrowdCell”. Based
on information trade and coverage demands, a mobile femtocells are
boldly activated to locally raise mobile radio networks.

The advantages of Vehicular CrowdCells in
practice.
One probable focus of “Vehicular
CrowdCells” are car-sharing fleets – in sold with electric
vehicles. Here, a vast series of vehicles widespread over cities and
regions could offer as internal radio relays when parked. If one or more
users are located tighten to a mobile femtocell, it is activated on
direct in sequence to boost a bandwidth or yield additional
network coverage. In such a way, a opening of a existing
network can be boldly optimized. Benefits for mobile phone users
in hotspots embody a aloft information rate and a deficiency of reception
white spots – generally in areas where a vigilance coverage is low.

“The “Vehicular Small Cell” will optimise in-vehicle connectivity of
mobile inclination for a customers,” explains Dr. Peter Fertl, project
manager during a BMW Group. “At a same time, a formation into a
network of “Vehicular CrowdCells” will capacitate a entire and
seamless accessibility of high-quality mobile radio connectors outside
a car as well.”

The BMW Group has prolonged been one of a world’s heading carmakers when
it comes to a connectivity of drivers, their vehicles and the
outward world. The association has been operative invariably on the
growth of pioneering digital services alongside a innovative
BMW ConnectedDrive services. The investigate plan “Vehicular
CrowdCell” lays a foundations for improving connectivity inside the
car and beyond.

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