Introducing Advanced Connectivity with Wi-Fi on the go

Imagine a fully functioning and connected office on the go. Access to multiple entertainment and business applications from within your vehicle is now available as the British car manufacturer, Bentley, announced the offering of the first in-car Wi-Fi system.

All Bentley models in 2019 will be presenting drivers and passengers the ability to connect to the Bentley Advanced Connectivity system using a dedicated app on their smart phone. User friendly applications include the ability to access and edit files, hold video conferences, connect to virtual meetings, and benefit from Bentley Skype for Business.

Behind Bentley Advanced Connectivity

An exclusive contract has given Bentley a head-start in Wi-Fi on the go for at least 12 months. Partnering with internationally recognized communication company, Viasat, the manufacturer produced a multi-channel virtual private network (VPN) capable of supporting up to three mobile network operators. Style and comfort are not compromised with the connectivity system placed inside the vehicle’s boot lid, and the router connected to the on-board DC power supply.

Bentley IoT Security

Multiple layers of security and in place as data transferred with Bentley Advanced Connected is reconsolidated for the end user after being divided and transmitted over three mobile networks. One compromised SIM card would therefore not alarm a security breach as it represents only part of the data package. Furthermore, Active Cyber Defense, a system developed to protect users from data theft and ransomware attacks offers additional layers of support and security. On-the go secure connectivity is being made possible through technology and comfort.

What does the future of driving with Wi-Fi look like?

How does IoT enhance one’s driving experience?

Is data security compromised with on-the-go Wi-Fi?

Sources:

https://www.bentleymotors.com/en/world-of-bentley/the-bentley-story/news/2018-news/bentley-introduces-worlds-first-super-fast-in-car-wifi.html

https://www.iottechnews.com/news/2018/nov/05/bentley-launches-car-wi-fi-system-advanced-connectivity-uninterrupted-mobile-network/

 

 

Australia greedy in TPP talks: US senator

A recent article published on November 7th, 2o15 in THE AUSTRALIAN, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/australia-greedy-in-tpp-talks-us-senator/story-fn3dxiwe-1227599807448, states the US Senate Finance Committee chairmen Orrin Hatch, whose support is crucial to passing the TPP, is unhappy that intellectual property protections for biologic medicines have not been extended to 12 years. The US proposal would have made life-saving medicines more expensive for Australians, and Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb says that he is never going to accept it. According to Mr. Robb, “We have absolutely no intention of increasing the cost of medicines to the Australian public by seeing any increase in the period of data protection.” Australia currently has a 5 year data protection period rule, which protects the makers of biological drugs by blocking other manufacturers from using similar research to a produce a copy of their product, which is known as a biosimilar. Hatch believes that Australia has been greedy in resisting the longer monopoly period and that the US should have never agreed to it. His plan is study the text of the deal and might suggest that negotiations go back onto the table. But, according to Hatch, “at the end of the day, the alternative to renegotiation may very well be no TPP at all.” Mr. Robb believes that Australia’s resistance was “strongly supported” by the other countries in the deal, but it appears that this issue might bring negotiations for the TPP back to the table.

What would the impact be for the TPP if negotiations are brought back to the table? Do you think that Australia or the US is being greedy?