Vi-Fi While You Drive

Wi-Fi definitely wasn’t built for the road, so if you plan on using a Wi-Fi network to make VoIP calls whilst driving, you probably won’t enjoy the experience too much. Microsoft and the University of Washington look like they’re trying to change that with a new technology called ViFi (Vehicle Wi-Fi), which aims to give users a steady signal whilst they drive. Wi-Fi doesn’t have the best of reputations when you’re moving, mainly due to the fact that it’ll have to switch to another base station when the distance to the current base station gets too far. The new design would allow for multiple base stations to be used simultaneously, with the station with the strongest strength designated the “anchor” system, and the others as “auxiliary” systems.

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