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posted by janrinok on Tuesday January 18, @07:34AM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the common-sense dept.

CTA announces availability of Ripple:

Officials at the Consumer Technology Association have announced the development and availability of Ripple, an open radar API standard. The API is being presented as an industry standard for the interoperability of hardware and software systems that make use of small radar devices or chips.

CTA is the organization that puts on the Consumer Electronics Show each year—it did not develop the API, Google did. They, along with Ford Motor Company, Blumio, Texas Instruments, Infineon and NXP are pushing the new API to standardize the way that devices that use radar communicate and work with one another.

[...] The general idea behind tiny radar systems is that they are able to detect the presence or absence of people, objects and movement. These devices could be used to determine if someone is watching a movie on their TV, for example, or whether someone's chest is rising and falling as they sleep. It could also be used to help a smart car determine if a driver is falling asleep or if they are paying attention to the road rather than their phone.

The point of a standardized API for small radar systems is seamless cross-platform interoperability. These features could become important if device makers begin installing radar devices in IoT devices. As an example, appropriately functioning devices from different makers that note when a person enters a room and turns on a light and those that detect intruders could mean the difference between the police arriving unnecessarily or a good night's sleep.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 18, @08:27AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 18, @08:27AM (#1213544)

    Cars, consumer spy devices, and IoT. Are these tiny radars accurate enough for the Metaverse?

  • (Score: 2) by MostCynical on Tuesday January 18, @08:14PM (1 child)

    by MostCynical (2589) on Tuesday January 18, @08:14PM (#1213652) Journal

    So.we're going to.let "connected" "interoperable" IoT devices decide who gets the doors unlocked and who gets the police called?

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 18, @10:10PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 18, @10:10PM (#1213693)

      So.we're going to.let "connected" "interoperable" IoT devices decide who gets the doors unlocked and who gets the police called?

      No, not "we are ...", "they are ...".

  • (Score: 2) by donkeyhotay on Wednesday January 19, @01:24PM

    by donkeyhotay (2540) on Wednesday January 19, @01:24PM (#1213829)

    Nice to see that they're bringing back Ripple. Redd Foxx would be proud.

  • (Score: 2) by Dr Spin on Wednesday January 19, @09:05PM

    by Dr Spin (5239) on Wednesday January 19, @09:05PM (#1213946)

    Is this Raspberry Ripple?

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