Vodafone blacks out drift car windows in 4G+ network test

Would you race a car with blacked out windows? Vodafone Malta did just that, putting its new 4G+ network to the ultimate test by making it the only way a drift car driver could see.

President of the Malta Drifting Association, George Muscat, put Vodafone’s 4G+ network through its paces, successfully tackling chicanes and hairpin bends with the car’s windows completely blacked out and relying solely on vision coming through four tablets mounted to the inside of his windscreen.

A live video stream across the Vodafone 4G+ network delivered Muscat’s only view of the outside world, beaming in from four smartphones attached to the roof of the car.

And to make things even more interesting, Vodafone Malta CEO Amanda Nelson hopped into the passenger seat.

“I trust our network completely – but obviously when you watch the car go really fast and hear the screeching of the tyres and you know you’re going to be in it with blacked out windows, you do get a sense of nervous anticipation,” she said.

“This test is yet another example of our confidence in the Vodafone network and our continuous investment in building new capabilities on our network”.

With upgraded speeds in 4G+ areas, customers will be able to enjoy up to 210mbps download speeds, meaning an online experience which is up to 60 per cent faster than 4G.

Keep an eye on for more details on Vodafone’s super-fast 4G+.


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