The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) announced that leading data infrastructure provider, Western Digital, has joined as a member of the cross-industry group working to drive best practices for the coming vehicle, computing and storage convergence. Western Digital will collaborate with other AECC members including mobile network operators, automotive manufacturers, communication leaders to ensure that new technologies and standards will meet the future needs of the connected vehicle ecosystem.
“Emerging connected vehicle services, such as intelligent driving and high-definition mapping will require the ecosystem to efficiently store, process, and deliver an ever-increasing volume of data. As an AECC member, Western Digital will work with the organization’s global member base to find more efficient ways to support the high-volume data and intelligent services needed for the ecosystem’s distributed computing and network infrastructure,” said Yusuf Jamal, senior vice president of Devices and Platforms, Western Digital.
By sharing relevant findings, requirements, and technology solutions within the industry and within standards organizations, the AECC aims to encourage the development of connected vehicle best practices and new use cases that will accelerate the growth of the entire industry. The AECC’s vision is to create a new era where connected vehicles utilize the full benefits of high-volume data for the evolution of the future connected world, improving safety, sustainability, reliability, and the experiences in the lives of citizens. Through its membership, Western Digital will continue its long history of working with Tier 1 automotive OEMs to address the data-centric demands of AIoT.
“We’re pleased to welcome Western Digital to the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium, reflecting the importance of our engagement in the consortium’s ecosystem approach,” said the AECC Board of Directors in a joint statement. “We look forward to Western Digital’s contributions to this significant initiative, as our combined knowledge and expertise will help the AECC identify the connected vehicle requirements and solutions needed to support the future needs of the value chain.”