IBM Japan Joins the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium

WAKEFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) today announced that IBM Japan Co., Ltd., has joined the AECC. The AECC is a non-profit consortium of cross-industry players working to drive best practices for the coming vehicle and computing convergence.

As a member of the Consortium, IBM Japan will collaborate with AECC members to evaluate the work being done by communication, cloud and other related technology-based standards bodies and technology communities to ensure that new technologies and standards will meet the future needs of the connected vehicle ecosystem. IBM will bring expertise in various cloud services’ domains to enhance the services and infrastructure of the connected vehicle ecosystem.

“Telematic services and connected features have definitely become a competitive field within the auto industry and in order to meet the increasing demand, players in the ecosystem need to collaborate to build the next era standards. AECC is such a place, and as a player in the ecosystem, IBM is willing to work with other players to create a business environment by bringing in technical expertise,” said Dr. Sakamoto, manager of E&CI, IBM Japan.

By sharing relevant findings, requirements and technology solutions with standards organizations, the AECC aims to encourage the development of connected vehicle best practices and new use cases to 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 connected world, improving safety, sustainability, reliability and the experiences in the lives of citizens.

“We’re pleased to welcome IBM to the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium, reflecting the importance of IBM’s automotive expertise and cloud technology engagement in the consortium’s ecosystem approach,” said the AECC Board of Directors in a joint statement. “We look forward to IBM’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.”

About IBM

IBM is the world’s leading cognitive solutions and cloud platform company for the enterprise. IBM creates value for clients through integrated solutions and products that leverage the full spectrum of data, the most advanced information technology, deep expertise in industries and business processes, a broad ecosystem of partners and alliances and the world’s premier industrial research labs.

About the AECC

The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) is an association of cross-industry, global leaders working to explore the rapidly evolving and significant data and communications needs involved in instrumenting billions of vehicles worldwide. The AECC’s goal is to find more efficient ways to support the high-volume data and intelligent services needed for distributed computing and network architecture and infrastructure. The AECC’s members are key players in the automotive, high-speed mobile network, edge computing, wireless technology, distributed computing, and artificial intelligence markets. For more information about the AECC and its membership benefits, please visit https://aecc.org/ or download The AECC General Principle and Vision white paper.

Contacts

Jessie Hennion

AECC Public Relations Director

+1 781-876-6280

pr@aecc.org

Tetsuya Mikami

Regional Leader, Cyber Security for Auto, GBS, IBM Japan Co., Ltd.

+81 80-2020-9296

tmikami@jp.ibm.com

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