In November 2021, AECC Chairperson Ken-ichi Murata sat down with Chief Commercial Officer of SBD Automotive, Jeffrey Hannah, to discuss the AECC’s distributed edge computing approach in the session, Breaking Down Barriers to Automotive Edge Adoption, as a part of Automotive Tech Week. This chat addresses how the edge computing approach can help make driving safer, smooth traffic flow, consume energy more efficiently and decrease emissions. The AECC has published extensive research and use cases and partnered with third-party analysts to help inform the connected automotive ecosystem about how this edge computing method will benefit the industry and help drive progress. This conversation reflects that work and the possibilities for the future of connected vehicles.

Some interesting points mentioned were the use cases that the AECC is exploring, including Intelligent Driving, High Definition (HD) Mapping, Vehicle to Cloud Cruise Assist, and Mobility Services. HD Mapping, for example, uses consolidated static and dynamic data to calculate the location and movement of a vehicle. Static data, in this capacity, include things like how the roads are constructed, while dynamic data considers everything that changes minute by minute or even second by second, such as vehicle and pedestrian movements. This information is gathered layer by layer and is instrumental in indicating how a vehicle should move around. In another example, with Vehicle to Cloud Cruise Assist, vehicle info is continuously being sent to the cloud or edge and analyzed with data from other cars on the road to determine how and where the vehicle should move.

Based on these use cases, the next-gen technology will be able to move and compute larger volumes of data in a connected car environment. Putting data processors closer to the moving vehicle’s location using localized networks and edge computing will reduce data traffic and improve the data processing order. Connectivity and computational speeds will meet the real-time demands of connected vehicle services. To view the whole conversation, watch the complete session, Breaking Down Barriers to Automotive Edge Adoption.

As we move forward into 2022, developing network research, technologies and infrastructure are important in achieving our connected vehicle service goals. We’re working hard to grow our membership base of OEMs, MNOs, network, and cloud providers and strengthen our liaison and analyst partnerships to help further the AECC’s goals of advancing the connected vehicles services ecosystem.

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