AutoMobile is a “plug & play” drive test unit based on a normal consumer smartphone. They are designed to test within the context of normal subscriber activity to help network analysts understand how to improve network service in-line with customer experience and expectations.Learn more
AutoMobile arrives ready to begin testing and can be plugged into any car or vehicle via the 12v power socket. The device has a preloaded and predefined test script which analyses common activities including voice calls, web browsing and video streaming.
The AutoMobile approach can turn any vehicle into a drive test vehicle with all captured data points geolocated and mapped for access via our SmartNetwork GIS.
AutoMobile has helped operators around the world save huge amounts when it comes to drive testing budgets. Vehicles require no modification and engineers can begin testing as soon as they receive the unit.
"The fact that these units are plug and play makes the setup very easy, and we have been impressed by Metricell’s dedication to providing a durable, robust product that has contributed directly to efficiency savings.”
AutoMobiles have been used in a variety of vehicles for everything from nationwide benchmarking projects, emergency services network testing, major road network analysis and more.
Futurezone is an Austrian news site who carries out annual benchmarking tests of the country’s three main operators:
Using Metricell’s AutoMobile technology, Futurezone drove across Austria simultaneously testing:
- Video streaming
- Voice Calls
- Web Browsing
A1 scored particularly well in terms of network coverage and the availability of the fastest 4G standard currently available