Honda and Verizon Put 5G on Wheels With Mobile Edge Computing

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Honda and Verizon recently announced that they are teaming up to develop safety technologies for future connected vehicles. Such safety functions require super-fast data transmission using 5G along with mobile edge computing (MEC) technology to reduce the latency of compute-intensive operations.   Teaming up with the University of Michigan, the Honda-Verizon research collaboration has already tested 5G, MEC, and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology in several road incident scenarios. Image used courtesy of Honda   In this article, we’ll take a look at what MEC is and how it can facilitate latency-sensitive applications—specifically those on the road.   First, Some Background on Cloud Computing Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of shared IT resources, especially data storage and computing power, over the internet. For example,...

Verizon and Honda want to use 5G and edge computing to make driving safer – TechCrunch

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Honda and Verizon are researching how 5G and mobile edge computing might improve safety for today’s connected vehicles and the future’s autonomous ones.  The two companies, which announced the partnership Thursday, are piloting different safety scenarios at the University of Michigan’s Mcity, a test bed for connected and autonomous vehicles. The aim of the venture is to study how 5G connectivity coupled with edge computing could allow for faster communication between cars, pedestrians and infrastructure. The upshot: Faster communication could allow cars to avoid collisions and hazards and find safer routes. [Disclosure: TechCrunch is owned by Verizon Media, which is itself owned by Verizon.] The 5G testing is in its preliminary research phase and Honda doesn’t intend to implement this new technology as a product feature just yet. Verizon...