How the internet enables future cars, and is this the slowest network in the world?

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Does the internet of things need a dedicated network that sends data at speeds that are 100 times slower than a 1200 baud modem from the 90s? Sigfox thinks so, and Kevin and I discus why we might want that. We also debate the benefits of cellular connectivity and voice in a smart watch format and talk about some cool connected home startups I saw at the OReilly Solid conference last week in San Francisco.

My guest this week also emphasized speed, with K. Venkatesh Prasad, the at Ford discussing the future of the car and how connectivity changes how we can think about transportation. We talked about networks, turning cars into mobile weather stations and what ride sharing means for people and Ford. Tune on in.

Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guests: Kevin Tofel and K. Venkatesh Prasad of Ford.

  • This is the slowest network in the world at 100 bits per second.
  • Samsung’s new smartwatch doubles as a phone and Kevin hates it.
  • Cool stuff I saw at the O’Reilly Solid conference
  • Connected cars will enable ridesharing and new services
  • How does Ford think about transferring gigabytes of car data? Cellular? Wi-Fi?

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