"The primary objective of the BLOODHOUND Project is to inspire the next generation to get involved in science and engineering," said BLOODHOUND Project Director Richard Noble. "To do that we need to deliver the best possible live footage from the car even as it breaks the sound barrier, and we wouldn't be able to achieve this without the cutting-edge connected car technology and support from Sierra Wireless."In order to provide live data feeds from the car as it travels at extremely high speeds at and above the speed of sound, a custom LTE/4G wireless network was created for the project. In addition to collecting valuable vehicle data, the system will provide a live video feed from the car that can be watched by students in schools worldwide with the goal of getting more young people interested in engineering and science. Note to Editors Visitors to Mobile World Congress 2017, Feb 27 - Mar 2, in Barcelona, Spain, will have the opportunity to drive the BLOODHOUND SSC simulator and experience moving at the speed of sound, in Sierra Wireless' booth in the GSMA Innovation City, Hall 4, Stand #4A30. About Sierra Wireless Automotive Solutions Sierra Wireless is the market leader in automotive machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, with more than a decade of experience and 10 million automotive-grade wireless modules shipped worldwide. Sierra Wireless provides an end-to-end connected car solution with intelligent embedded modules and software integrated with cloud and connectivity services to securely retrieve, store, analyze, and integrate data from on-board sensors. For more information, visit: https://www.sierrawireless.com/applications/automotive-and-transport/automotive. For more information about BLOODHOUND SCC visit: http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/ About Sierra Wireless Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organizations to innovate in the connected world. We offer the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways, seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide trust our innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,000 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. Visit www.sierrawireless.com for more information. Connect with Sierra Wireless on the IoT Blog at http://www.sierrawireless.com/iot-blog, on Twitter at @SierraWireless, on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/sierra-wireless and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SierraWireless. "AirPrime" and "AirLink" are registered trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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