Cars Become Mesh Network Nodes

Considering how much time most of us spend in our cars doing the commute, they seem a logical place for a networked hub. From Ars Technica a story about a WiFi mesh network of cars…

WiFi is coming to the fast lane as European automakers like DaimlerChrysler make progress on in-car networking systems designed to make driving safer. DaimlerChrysler has just announced the successful field testing of the WILLWARN research project, which turns vehicles into WLAN routers. Cars equipped with the system can relay information about temperature, road conditions, fog, or road obstructions to vehicles within 500m, warning other drivers about problems so that they can take corrective action.

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