​Toyota, Intel, Ericsson, NTT form connected car big data consortium



A handful of tech industry heavyweights have formed a consortium aimed at harnessing the big data thrown off by connected cars.

The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium includes Denso, Ericsson, Intel, NTT, NTT Docomo, and Toyota. The consortium is aiming to build an ecosystem revolving around connected car data.

This data will ultimately connect to cloud computing networks to support real-time maps, driving assistance and other services. The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium will focus on new architectures to support what’s expected to be 10 exabytes a month from connected cars.

Networking between the cloud and automobiles will be a focus and the group plans to propose standards, best practices, and architecture plans.

For now, the consortium is just starting. The companies involved said they will invite other technology companies to participate.

Intel this week closed the acquisition of Mobileye and announced plans to build a fleet of autonomous vehicles for testing.

Read more:

Without enterprise architecture, the Internet of Things is just… thingsIntel’s Mobileye is building a fleet of fully autonomous cars Intel bets big on driverless cars by purchasing Israeli firm Mobileye Intel’s Mobileye purchase may really be about thwarting Nvidia’s car to cloud, data center connection Intel buys Mobileye for $15.3 billion, eyes autonomous driving market, computer vision Enterprise IoT in 2017: The state of playInfographic: Companies are using IoT to monitor environments and improve productsInternet of Things: CIOs are getting ready for the next big revolutionThe Internet of Things: 10 types of enterprise deployments16 questions CXOs should ask before starting an IoT projectHow to calculate TCO and ROI for enterprise IoT implementationsHow to secure your IoT deployment in 10 stepsThe five industries leading the IoT revolution