Edge computing is a cloud-based information and communications framework that connects hardware, software and applications to enable high-quality vehicle control, services and experiences. Within the connected car ecosystem, the local data center closest to the vehicles on the road (i.e., the edge) will manage each vehicle’s computing needs to complete a task. The local data center will then submit the vehicle’s relevant data to a centralized data center for advanced analytics and processing.

With an open standards-based framework, connected vehicles can take advantage of an entire ecosystem of compatible applications, software and services. This framework will also support all major platforms and systems, allowing timely collaboration with mobile, traffic, mapping and communication networks.