Self-driving cars are just around the corner. Remote tracking, command, and control links for autonomous cars will enable a wide range of fleet management applications.
Envirover is developing satellite telemetry systems for self-driving cars controlled by Apollo self-driving open software platform.
The telemetry systems work two ways:
Satellite communication is relatively expensive, has low bandwidth, and varying signal quality. The telemetry systems use data filtering, compression, caching and other means to minimize and optimize utilization of the communication channels.