AECC has developed a white paper called General Principles and Vision in collaboration with its global members to help standards bodies and connected vehicle technology communities address vehicular technology needs within their guidelines.

The AECC white paper outlines open standards approaches for vehicular technology adoption and integration designed to meet the unique needs of the connected vehicle ecosystem. The white paper addresses an expanding set of connected vehicle standards, such as wireless, big data, and cloud as they apply to vehicle-centric technologies. The latter include distributed, layered and edge computing; public and private clouds; telecommunication networks; and mobile and related vehicular technologies.

Ongoing work by AECC will include contributions and proposals for review by relevant wireless standards organizations and connected vehicle technology communities. By bringing vehicle-centric use cases and corresponding technology requirements into relevant communities, the AECC aims to encourage the global development of connected vehicle best practices and accelerate their implementation. AECC will not create its own standard specifications but contribute to already existing standard bodies.

During 2019, the Consortium will focus on these tasks:

  • Define specific automotive use cases and requirements with a particular focus on networking and computing for automotive big data.
  • Formulate a roadmap strategy from technology development to market introduction, including the network evolution.
  • Identify relevant communities for standardization and open-source software development, and support these with inputs for use cases and requirements with measures of success.
  • Address efficiency issues in resource utilization such as communication bandwidth, computational power and storage capacity. Examples of solutions may include in-vehicle systems; edge computing; distributed cloud; process/task migration; network virtualization (SDN/NFV)/containerization (micro-service); network interface/messaging; data center fabric; and multiple-accesses (Wi-Fi/Cellular, etc.).