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Ericsson, Intel and Japan's NTT are among the members of a new consortium aimed at developing a networking and computing ecosystem for connected cars.
The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium also counts as founding members Toyota and subsidiary Toyota InfoTechnology Center as well as automotive components manufacturer Denso.
The consortium will aim to build an ecosystem for connected cars to support emerging services including intelligent driving, the creation of maps with real-time data and driving assistance based on cloud computing.
According to the companies, data traffic between vehicles and the cloud is projected to grow to 10 exabytes per month by 2025 – a 10,000 times increase compared to present volumes.
This exponential growth will create a need for new network and computing infrastructure that can support distributed resources and topology-aware storage capacity, and be compliant with relevant standards.
The consortium is thus aimed at stimulating industry collaboration on both a local and global scale.
The group will focus on increasing network capacity to accommodate automotive big data between vehicles and the cloud, including by defining requirements and use cases for emerging mobile devices within the automotive industry.
“In the coming months, the aforementioned companies will initiate activities to invite relevant global technology leaders and expand the consortium,” the companies said.