The Kansas-based telecommunications giant and 4th largest mobile network provider in the US, Sprint, along with Mapbox, a San Francisco, California-based leading custom online map provider, last month, exhibited at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 Barcelona, held from Monday, Feb. 25th, 2019 to Thursday, Feb. 28th, 2019, at the Ericsson Hall, showcasing through a series of demonstrations how Curiosity IoT along with 5G brings real-time precision to online mapping. Demonstrations showed the Mapbox Vision utilizing the Sprint Curiosity IoT’s dedicated network to update precision maps in real-time through a distributed network of sensors.
According to Ivo Rook, senior vice president, IoT & Product Development at Sprint, today’s smart machines crave for instant precision mapping access with low latency, and Sprint’s dedicated Curiosity IoT core, which very soon in the near future will be powered by Sprint’s mobile 5G connectivity, is capable to deliver exactly that. To make this a reality, smart machines needs to be faster, as fast as the traditional human brain to make decisions the way a human driver might react.
As per Statista reports, the IoT market is estimated to touch 75 billion IoT devices worldwide by 2025. Both the companies will be showcasing how technologies like the Mapbox Vision SDK can enable the billions of IoT devices that travel the roads every day. Furthermore, both Sprint and Mapbox estimate that with this partnership they will be able to deliver the potential of real-time visual context in their services, which could be leveraged by billions of these devices.