New consortium will work to build the data pipe that will make connected cars a reality!
Toyota is linking arms with tech companies and auto industry suppliers such as Intel, Ericsson and Denso to create a new big data alliance to support the development of connected cars.
Dubbed Automotive Edge Computing Consortium, the just-announced group will work together to marshal the data collected from vehicles and smart infrastructure. According to a statement from Toyota, "The objective of the consortium is 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."
This announcement comes on the heels of Toyota and Mazda announcing a partnership to develop connected and electric automobiles just last week.