Vehicle Area Networks: Making the Environment Smart

Learn about the benefits of implementing a vehicle area network (VAN). It is a mobile, broadband connected Wi-Fi network that lets personnel in the field use various handheld devices to securely exchange video, infrastructure information, GIS and other data with each other and with headquarters or dispatch.

More than a simple data transmission tool, a VAN provides the framework for situational awareness and intelligence at the edge. As computational power becomes ubiquitous, VAN and other mobile networks bring the potential of distributed computing and autonomous decision-making and collaboration into public and commercial fleets.