Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding Auterion's implementation of Remote ID

How does Skynode broadcast the Remote ID?

Skynode is currently using WiFi beacon frames to broadcast the Remote ID Data. More details can be found on the page How Remote ID works.

Can Skynode's WiFi still be used alongside Remote ID?

Currently it is not possible to use regular WiFi while Remote ID is enabled, since Auterion then cannot guarantee, that the message interval is strictly lower than 1s at all times. See our test on measuring the message interval using Wireshark for more information.

Can Remote ID be disabled on Skynode?

Only developers can temporarily disable Remote ID. More details can be found on the page Information for OEMs.

How can I set the vehicle serial number for Remote ID?

Auterion's current implementation of Remote ID is calculating the vehicle serial number using Auterion's registered manufacturing code and Skynode's UUID. As of AuterionOS version 2.5.5 both values cannot be modified. For more details see the section on how the vehicle serial number is calculated.

How is the timestamp in Remote ID messages set?

The timestamp is set by AuterionOS, or its "Remote ID Agent" to be more specific. AuterionOS uses the timestamp of the corresponding source that is used for a particular Remote ID message. The source can be messages from either AMC or PX4.
For example, the timestamp that is set for the operator's location is equivalent to the timestamp of the positioning data in the most recent message from AMC. Likewise the timestamp of the vehicle's position will use the timestamp of APX4's location data.