Veniam is a spin-off company
of the Instituto de Telecomunicações and the Universities of Aveiro and Porto
Launches Its Mesh Network of Connected Vehicles in Singapore
Veniam, a startup created in the
scope of the CMU Portugal Program (CMU Portugal), has launched its first mesh
network of connected vehicles in Singapore, in partnership with Singaporean telecommunications
company StarHub and the National University of Singapore.
This is a year-long trial to
connect vehicles to one another wirelessly through a mesh network, which
extends the Wi-Fi coverage on campus outdoors and on roads. The network is
anchored on the university’s shuttle bus fleet in a campus wide network.
The network created by Veniam works
like a mesh, in that each point (or object) doesn’t need to connect to a single
and stationery internet access point, but it can connect to other points in the
network and piggyback off it to gain Internet access. In case that doesn’t
work, each of the buses can become a Wi-Fi hot spot on their own, through 4G
"The vehicles, beyond
providing coverage, also act as mobile sensors to collect data as they move
around," said João Barros, Veniam's CEO and CMU Portugal’s former National
Director. "You can also map information in real-time, like people flow,
where they're coming from and going to."
Veniam is a spin-off company of
the Instituto de Telecomunicações and the Universities of Aveiro and Porto,
created by João Barros, faculty of the University of Porto, and Susana
Sargento, faculty of the University of Aveiro, who is also a CMU Portugal
Program Principal Investigator and recently won the European Union Prize for
Women Innovators 2016.
Veniam wins the TU-Automotive Award for Best Auto Mobility Product/Service in 2016
Veniam named one of the most innovative companies in America by CNBC at #28
CMU Portugal Program PI Susana Sargento is the European Union 2016 Woman Innovator