MTP, vehicle safety and autonomous cars

Article By : Steve Taranovich

Intel has opened an autonomous driving lab in Silicon Valley, which is expected to generate 4TB of data every 90 minutes.

« Previously: Tracing Intel mobile trial platform’s evolution

Intel also has a version of the mobile trial platform specifically for automotive use cases including very fast transmission of in-vehicle LIDAR, camera and other sensor information directly to the data centre. This system also has machine learning functionality and V2X connectivity.

The company opened an autonomous driving lab in Silicon Valley on May 3, 2017. Using the volumes of information captured by in-vehicle cameras, LIDAR, RADAR and other sensors, these automobiles will generate about 4TB of data every 90 minutes. While most of this data will be processed, filtered and analysed right in the vehicle, the most important and critical data will be sent to the data centre so it can update maps, enhance data models and so much more in the future.

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Figure 1: Autonomous vehicles, the Cloud and 5G (Source: Intel)

Right here in Arizona where I live, Intel has a lab in Chandler, AZ (where they will also be building a massive fab for its processors for the Cloud data centres) for the study of autonomous vehicles.

Ericsson is also working with an Intel gateway based on the 5G trial platform to support an advanced, smart home demonstrated at the Indianapolis 500 race this year. Along with carrier Verizon, Intel and Ericsson are showcasing the entertainment value of 5G by streaming virtual reality and 360-degree, 4K video that corresponds with the Indy 500 race. The user experience involved using a headset, which provided a 4K, 360-degree view of the track that was supplemented with virtual reality elements. Other use cases by the companies include crystal-clear security camera feeds that can be tapped through the cloud, other VR and AR interactions, and providing a platform for internet of things devices and services.

Nokia and Intel’s MTP

In conjunction with Finnish vendor Nokia, Intel has established innovation labs in Espoo, Finland and Murray Hill, New Jersey; these facilities combine the MTP with Nokia’s portfolio of network gear. Areas of research cover 5G, NB-IoT, data centres and software platforms. Underlying 5G tech being jointly developed includes massive MIMO, small cells, network slicing, software-defined virtual RAN and edge and cloud computing,

I am sure we will see further adoption of Intel’s MTP in the coming months by other key service providers and developers. 5G development and evolution is moving along at high speed and we will see so much more progress leading up to the Korean Olympics in 2018 and the Japan Olympics in 2020. EDN will be enjoying the journey and bringing you the latest in-depth technical developments you need to know about.

First published by EDN.

« Previously: Tracing Intel mobile trial platform’s evolution

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