Sensors and Connectivity series: LIFI for rapid, low energy data exchange
Li-Fi could enhance passenger experience by providing higher speed internet access than Wi-Fi and improving data usage around high demand areas through the replacement of current light fittings to support the technology e.g. in stations and on long-distance travel. Using Li-Fi could contribute as an enabler to the Customer Experience element of the Rail Technical Strategy as well. Train operating companies could transmit data at a much higher speed than current methods to multiple customers’ phones quickly, securely and remotely.
Because of its ‘line-of-sight’ approach, connection to the internet would be confined within trains, potentially making users and train and freight operating companies less susceptible to cyber-attacks. This is if devices can receive and transmit in Li-Fi.