VW to use satellites to connect autonomous cars to internet

Monday, 22. February 2021 16:17

Head of strategy at the Volkswagen group, Michael Jost, confirmed on Monday that the company plans to connect its autonomous vehicles to the Internet via satellite in the near future.

Jost told WirtschaftsWoche that, when speaking about autonomous driving, one of the most important things is connectivity. To ensure for connectivity to cover all areas, you need a satellite, he explained.

Even though Volkswagen would become the first major automaker to use satellite internet in its vehicles, according to information from WirtschaftsWoche, Volkswagen is considering a collaboration with the space company SpaceX owned by Tesla founder Elon Musk.

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