Connectivity and driverless cars: A dénouement with many challenges
It is amazing to think that automobile-based wireless communications is approaching its centenary. Yes, you read that right.
In 1920 a Philadelphia resident named W. W. MacFarlane was reportedly able to speak to his wife from his car 500 yards away using a wireless device he had designed himself.
Macfarlane was also an early adopter of in-car safety: his chauffeur was doing the driving.
So with a century of development behind it, the automobile industry now stands on the brink of a dénouement. Truly...