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
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