InsuranceTruck.com, a California-based wholesale truck insurance agency offering premium coverage for independent commercial agents/agencies and truck fleet owners, has been following reports of wireless safety protocols becoming the new technology rage within the commercial transportation sector, with many industry experts believing that industrial IoT (Internet of Things) systems running connected cars, trains and critical infrastructure for tomorrow’s “smart cities” are depending on secure wireless networks.
“Keeping transportation safe in tomorrow’s smart city means taking wireless security seriously, and it’s something our industry needs to keep up to date with,” states an InsuranceTruck.com company spokesperson. “While the focus seems to be on commercial and rail transportation at the moment, there are a host of other transportation applications at play here – even an application for an industrial-connected vehicle and autonomous vehicles. In the case of a ‘special event’, these autonomous vehicle applications will need additional backup networks for security and reliability, and we’re studying reports concerning applications related to this scenario.”
With regard to “special events,” InsuranceTruck.com refers to possible GPS, Wi-Fi and cellular network interference, as well as interference with LTE, 5G, GPS and anything Wi-Fi-based. To this end, it is believed that additional redundancy will be necessary in the connected vehicle, with this type of technology being able to preserve certain information and ensure it is distributed securely.
Further, InsuranceTruck.com representatives have been seeing advances in sensor technology, which is driving more edge-of-the-grid industrial connections and fueling much of the acceptance of the aforementioned types of networks to cover a large area. As it stands, a network with just four base stations that covers about 20,000 square-miles is being operated in the metropolitan New York area, making this the type of network that’s ideal for critical applications and one that is relatively quick to deploy, all at a significantly lower cost.
InsuranceTruck.com will continue to study these developments with regard to how they relate to the wholesale trucking industry.
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