Cellular module from u‑blox designed into connected wheelchair

June 27, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
As a part of the drive for autonomous driving for people with disabilities, WHILL KK., a Japanese company specialized in innovative products for the mobility industry, has launched a revolutionary wheelchair for personal mobility featuring cloud connectivity based on a 3G cellular module from u‑blox.

The next-generation wheelchair for enhanced mobility, the WHILL Model C is a personal electric vehicle that combines a sleek design with the latest innovative functionalities, enabling users to live an active lifestyle. Sturdy and compact with two powerful electric motors and patented front Omni‑wheels, it maneuvers equally well indoors and outdoors. 

The u‑blox 3G cellular module embedded in WHILL Model C features worldwide UMTS/HSPA and GPRS/EDGE coverage with a small footprint also enabling easy and cost‑effective bolting-on of a u‑blox GNSS receiver such as the MAX‑7C.

As WHILL KK is looking into autonomous driving for people with disabilities, u‑blox plans to contribute with wireless positioning and connectivity technology.



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