BARCELONA -- The hot corner at the Mobile World Congress this week is an area called Innovation City. The GSM Association has joined with AT&T, the Global M2M Association, Jasper, KT and Sierra Wireless to showcase mobile connected products and services, and to show how these offerings from different companies in different nations all connect.
This is Hall 3, taken from the overhead walkway at the Mobile World Congress.
We strolled the streets of Innovation City, in addition to the general show floor, to sample the range of connected possibilities. We came up with a few images that demonstrate that the future is going to be connected, to you, your car, your bike, your house, your kids, your eyes and ears and even your teddy bear.
We also spotted new mobile and connected products, ranging from Huawei's Mate Notebook, Sony's Xperia Ear to Nokia's 5G autonomous cars and Xiaomi's Mi5.
At Innovation City, AT&T’s video presentation explained how your connected car, like Audi’s new TFSI plug-in electric hybrid (see above) will connect constantly on the phone to networks that can provide immediate road service, as well as traffic updates, weather reports and a host of other communication services through a V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) system that will eventually help you drive your car.
AT&T is conducting “Smart Cities” pilots in six U.S. areas, including Atlanta, Dallas, Chapel Hill and Montgomery County, Maryland.