Toyota And Intel Are Developing A New Self-Driving Car Ecosystem

Toyota And Intel Are Developing A New Self-Driving Car Ecosystem
Automotive

Toyota and Intel have partnered in a growing consortium of companies to expand the network capacity for autonomous vehicles

Zack Palm
  • 5 september 2017

Companies all over the world  are striving to use the best technology available to create the most optimal self-driving vehicle. Toyota decided to join forces with Intel, among other companies, to create an ecosystem in which data about self-driving vehicles will be shared in order to boost the current technology available and expand the current network in place. The end goal of this partnership involves increasing the future network capacity for the larger amounts of available data that self-driving cars will use for identifying routes, accessing their intelligent driving capabilities and more.

The alliance, called the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium, also includes DENSO, Ericsson, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Coporation and NTT DOCOMO. The companies plan to come together to tackle how to best expand the network capacity autonomous cars have access to, the architecture of the network and recommended practices to handle these networks. In the next few months, additional global companies will receive invitations to join the consortium.

Where does Intel fit into the automobile partnership? Intel’s stake in self-driving vehicles grew once it finalized its purchase of Mobileye, an Israeli autonomous technology firm, in early August. Following the purchase, Intel announced that it plans to launch 100 autonomous vehicles in the United States, Europe and Israel to test the car’s capabilities in the field. These vehicles will have ‘level 4’ autonomous programming, whereas a fully autonomous vehicle is rated level 5.

These types of relationships between automobile and technology companies will continue to grow as the concept of autonomous driving expands into a reality. With more vehicles depending on reliable hardware, technology companies can find ways to work in deals and business arrangements to have a stronger foothold with automobiles than they may have previously had. Autonomous technology also requires the cloud networks a modern computer uses to store massive amounts of data.

By 2025, the consortium estimates the network capacity could reach 10 exabytes per month.

Automotive Edge Computing Consortium

Companies all over the world  are striving to use the best technology available to create the most optimal self-driving vehicle. Toyota decided to join forces with Intel, among other companies, to create an ecosystem in which data about self-driving vehicles will be shared in order to boost the current technology available and expand the current network in place. The end goal of this partnership involves increasing the future network capacity for the larger amounts of available data that self-driving cars will use for identifying routes, accessing their intelligent driving capabilities and more.

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