Published: March 24, 2015 | Stockholm
Ericsson has announced an agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) System Design & Management (SDM) program to jointly create innovative solutions for Ericsson’s Autonomous Driving – Predictive Mobility project.
Ericsson’s Autonomous Driving project takes an innovative software approach to combining data and analytics. This will enable Ericsson to better understand context, driver profiles and network awareness in support of app delivery to the autonomous car, including intelligent media streaming. One of the project’s many challenges is how to securely capture the driver’s identity to better understand preferences and behavior. The MIT SDM project team will work with Ericsson to define and design this “identity” module.
The collaboration is a result of significant student interest expressed via a vote at MIT SDM’s annual SDM Project Forum and Core Technology Showcase, held in January at the MIT Media Lab. Ericsson and MIT SDM will also work together to explore additional ways to work closely together in the future.
The 2016 SDM Core Technology Showcase attracted about 300 SDM students and faculty, as well as representatives from companies that presented 28 projects for students to judge and vote on for further development. SDM fellows, who will earn a master’s in engineering and management from MIT upon graduating, ranked Ericsson’s among the top two projects to pursue and deliver in May. This collaboration establishes an innovation-based relationship with the prestigious research university.