To further the process of innovation and encourage interaction with some of the latest technologies available today, the team decided to harness their collective ingenuity by coordinating and participating in VNC Automotive’s inaugural Hackathon event.
The team and their families got together last weekend at the Cambridge and Newmarket polo club, set in the stunning Cambridgeshire countryside to celebrate VNC Automotive’s 5th birthday and Cobalt Cube’s 2nd anniversary.
We are thrilled to announce that Cobalt Cube® has been shortlisted for the “Best Use of Critical Communications in Transport” at the International Critical Communications Awards (ICCA). This nomination is a testament to our team’s dedication in creating industry-leading solutions that improve vital communications in public service and first response fleets.
The auto industry is seeing a lot of change when it comes to in-vehicle tech and connectivity, particularly when it comes to electrification and automation. And for public service fleets, this represents a major transformation in how public service vehicles can better serve their citizens and communities.
With the deadline for phasing out 2G and 3G in Europe set at 2025, operators are already in the process of shutting down the networks in order to improve infrastructure for 4G LTE and 5G. 5G technology has for some time been promising incredible advantages to vehicle connectivity, including faster downloads and direct communication, rather than communication via servers.
Traditionally, public service vehicles, such as highway maintenance, escort vehicles and breakdown vehicles would be converted by specialist installers who would screw in and fix screens and laptops to the dashboard. In some vehicles, this means that the whole of the passenger side is completely overrun with equipment.