Intel, Toyota and Ericsson Join Forces in the Big Data Car

//Intel, Toyota and Ericsson Join Forces in the Big Data Car

To exploit the enormous amounts of data generated by connected cars, a handful of industrial players (including Toyota, Intel or Ericsson) have agreed to adapt edge computing, a method of data exchange using new network infrastructures and in order to exploit BigData in the automotive sector.

With the advent of autonomous driving, connected cars promise to generate billions of gigabytes of data that will not only store but know how to exploit to pull the full essence of this pool of information.

Before this, it will also be necessary to make these data intelligible and exchangeable. Intel has agreed with Toyota, NTT Docomo, Ericsson or Denso to collaborate to facilitate the exchange of this data in the cloud.

These players recently announced the creation of the automation consortium Edge Computing, which has set itself the main objective of working on data generated by intelligent vehicles.

“The goal is to develop an ecosystem for connected cars to support emerging services such as smart driving, map generation with real-time data, and cloud-based driving support,” reads the statement issued by Toyota.

The Automotive Edge Computing will focus on increasing the network capacity to accommodate the large volume of data that will land in the coming years. The consortium plans to invite “world leaders in the technology industry” to join its ranks in the coming months.

The premise of the Automotive Edge Computing is based on the belief that all connected cars will send 10 exabytes of data per month by 2025.

According to the founding members of the agreement, this will require a new architecture for the networks and machines that will have to process all this data. With edge computing, the consortium imagines that it can find a solution based on a technology whereby the data is first processed locally and then transferred to the cloud.

By |2017-09-22T05:43:43+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Technology|2 Comments


  1. Jonney October 10, 2017 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Toyota, Intel, Ericsson, with friends, have formed a new “Automotive Edge Computing Consortium” 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.” Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, NTT DOCOMO and DENSO Corporation have come along for the ride, too. The group justifies its existence with the familiar “everything’s going to make more data” spiel, and an informed guesstimate that come the year 2025 the vehicles on Earth’s roads will send a combined fleet 10 exabytes per month somewhere. All that data, the Consortium reckons, will need “new architectures of network and computing infrastructure to support distributed resources and topology-aware storage capacity.”

  2. George Mburu December 27, 2017 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Toyota, Intel, Ericsson, NTC Docomo, Denso, all these digital companies working together, its evident that truly their product shall be one very big technology blast. This innovation they have shall bring upon digital transformation to the better side of emerging technology. This is a very big improvement to the transport sector in terms of technology. This big companies full of knowledge teaming up, and working together collaborating to find a solution for the big data processing produced by the connected cars clearly proves that the solution will be designed in no time.

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