IoT and Edge computing: Automotive Industries and Mobility


IoT and Edge computing: Automotive Industries and Mobility

Carlos Guardiola from from Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) took part and presented in the NGIoT Thematic Workshop: Automotive Industries and Mobility that took place on June 15th virtually.

The transformation of the mobility sector is driven by electrification and automation, associated with connected services for telematics, infotainment and charging.

Connected Vehicles that incorporate applications such as in-vehicle entertainment and infotainment, internet access, roadside assistance, vehicle diagnostics, navigation and advanced driver assistance services will be driving future value proposition. Connected cars, trucks, buses, and other vehicles continuously communicate with ecosystems (e.g. owners, drivers, insurers, garages, fleet managers) and environments (traffic signals, other vehicles, smart homes). This drives the transition in the automotive industry, which is moving to a service-driven economy dominated by innovative software solutions and data-driven services.

Local computing power gives greater flexibility resulting in less data being sent to the cloud.  Many of the above emerging services will be connected to cloud facilities, at the same time the need for local awareness and real-time decisions drive data to the edge. It will require new ways of orchestration to address data flows, data sharing and data processing across the computing continuum (cloud – edge – IoT).

The workshop will discuss the challenge of data processing and decision making between cloud analytics and edge intelligence for in-vehicle data, roadside and environmental information and dispatch of charging data. Especially for EV charging, it will result in new value propositions and new value chains to be formed across different so-far siloed systems like mobility, energy and buildings.