Veniam is a spin-off company of the Instituto de Telecomunicações and the Universities of Aveiro and Porto  

Veniam Launches Its Mesh Network of Connected Vehicles in Singapore

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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 technology.

"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.

 

 

September 2016

 

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