Two American companies Sprint (Telecom) and Mapbox (digital map provider) have entered into a partnership. Both the companies will roll out a mapping technology with Curiosity IoT. The announcement was made public at CES 2019 in LA, the US.
With the new launch, smart machines like self-driving delivery carts and drones will be able to make precise and correct routing decisions with the help of accurate and detailed map that are updated according to the environmental conditions.
The move by both the companies will boost the automated services that run on Sprint’s dedicated IoT network, i.e. constantly adapt to the real world with the help of highly accurate, detailed and updated maps.
The partnership will help Mapbox to leverage the in-built advantages of Curiosity IoT coupled with 5G to make mapping more advanced. With a high speed bandwidth and low latency, Mapbox can accumulate quality data from sensors.
Both the companies has also announced that they will develop new standard in IoT through Sprint 5G. The standard features over-the-air device management, device data intelligence and chip-to-cloud security.
When Curiosity IoT is coupled with Sprint mobile 5G technologies, it’svirtualized, distributed and dedicated IoT core network can support self-driving vehicles, AI, edge computing, robotics and various other IoT systems which need high-bandwidth and low-latency.
“Sprint’s Curiosity IoT network with mobile 5G provides platform services that make that real with high bandwidth, edge computing for object detection and data processing and super low latency,” quoted Eric Gundersen, CEO of Mapbox.