With WiMAX World less than a week away, Motorola announced today a proof-of-concept device for bringing WiMAX to the automobile. It’s called the X24, and it’s designed for in-car broadband applications like automotive telemetry and, presumably, future entertainment and information features. The X24 is built on the Motorola WTM1000 WiMAX chipset and will be demoed at WiMAX World, along with the WiMAX USB adaptor, next week.
Ahead of the X24 announcement I sat down with Manash Goswami, director of business development for engine platforms, to discuss the X24 application and Motorola’s plans for the WTM1000 chipset. The idea for this chipset is to embed it in lots of different types of CE devices, some designed by Motorola, some by third-party companies. Take a listen to the quick podcast below (around 4 mins) for some of the details. More to come from WiMAX World once I get to Chicago next Tuesday.
Interview with Manesh Goswami (Hit play below)