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Tech giants form consortium for computing infrastructure of automotive big data
Source: Ericsson

Technology giants, Ericsson, Intel Corporation, among others have initiated the formation of the automotive edge computing consortium. Other tech firms in the new deal included Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation

The consortium would also encourage the development of best practices for the distributed and layered computing approach recommended by the members. In the coming months, theses companies, according to Ericsson would initiate activities to invite relevant global technology leaders and expand the consortium.

The consortium, according to Ericsson is expected to develop an ecosystem for connected cars to support emerging services such as intelligent driving, the creation of maps with real-time data and driving assistance based on cloud computing. It is estimated that the data volume between vehicles and the cloud will reach 10 exabytes per month around 2025, approximately 10,000 times larger than the present volume.

This expected increase would trigger the need for new architectures of network and computing infrastructure to support distributed resources and topology-aware storage capacity.

The architectures will be compliant with applicable standards, which requires collaboration on a local and global scale.

The consortium would focus on increasing network capacity to accommodate automotive big data in a reasonable fashion between vehicles and the cloud by means of edge computing and more efficient network design.

It will define requirements and develop use cases for emerging mobile devices with a particular focus on the automotive industry, bringing them to standards bodies, industry consortiums and solution providers.

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