Ticket #928 (new)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Develop a router for use in cars

Reported by: mitar Owned by: Musti
Priority: normal Milestone: Ideas for the future
Component: hardware Version:
Keywords: projectideas, biggerproject Cc:
Related nodes: Realization state:
Blocking: Effort: normal
Blocked by: Security sensitive: no

Description

Develop a router/device for use in cars or other similar transport devices with redundant electricity (so that power is not a problem). So that cars could be equipped with it and connect to and share/spread the network while they would be driving around.

This would also make the network be better received inside the car (as this device could be tuned for its mobile nature and would move better through the mesh). In this way also local devices would not have problems with (currently unsupported) roaming in the network as they would be connected to the device itself and the device would then connect to the network and adapt to position changes. And even with roaming support in the network pro-active approach of this device to position changes would probably behave better and higher speeds than our general roaming approaches for generic devices.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Musti

The use of GPS for timing and location could be beneficial in this case. Do we have any means at the moment to test/track a mobile node through out network?

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by mitar

I cannot remember where but there were some simple ideas of pushing this information with all other information from our nodes and then display that in real-time on our map. (Opt-in of course, probably.)

Last edited 8 years ago by mitar (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by Musti

That would be useful. I have a cheap serial GPS on the way, so implementing that on a serial port should be rather simple.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by mitar

The idea is also to give those users possibility to communicate (voice) with other such users around. So you could chat, ask for navigational help and so on your "neighbors" in other cars. Such systems have many other uses once they would be deployed in many cars. Like traveling in a group of cars and being able to communicate with each other all the time.

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