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

Agnostic of radio interface MEC can be used in both 4G and 5G networks
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,...