Sending the right signals to driverless cars

Autonomous vehicle Scot being tested at the National University of Singapore.
Autonomous vehicle Scot being tested at the National University of Singapore.PHOTO: ST FILE

Even the most advanced 4G networks will not meet the demands of a connected vehicle population, says an expert

Have your phone conversations been interrupted while you are in the car? Has the navigation system gone wonky and given you directions that see you go around in circles? How often do you see "weak signal" or, worse, "no signal" on your devices?

What happens if these failures occur when autonomous vehicles start plying?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 14, 2018, with the headline 'Sending the right signals to driverless cars'. Print Edition | Subscribe