Toyota, Intel and other auto companies to form a consortium to support big data in connected cars

Toyota Motor Corp, chipmaker Intel Corp and other technology and auto companies are forming a consortium to create an ecosystem for big data used in connected cars, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday.

Toyota is a part of the consortium to bring big data in connected cars. Reuters.

Toyota is a part of the consortium to bring big data in connected cars. Reuters.

Swiss telecom equipment maker Ericsson, Japanese auto parts maker Denso Corp, and telecoms firm NTT DoCoMo Inc are also part of the group, called the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium.

The consortium aims to use data to support emerging services such as intelligent driving, creating maps with real-time data and driving assistance based on cloud computing, Toyota said in a statement.

As cars are equipped with new capabilities, from staying in lanes to driving themselves, they are using and producing vast amounts of information, including where they drive. Data volume between vehicles and the cloud is expected to reach 10 exabytes per month around 2025, about 10,000 times larger than at present, Toyota said.

Last week, Toyota and smaller rival Mazda Motor Corp said that they would work jointly on producing electric and connected cars.

Last year, Nissan Motor Co had made its first major foray into internet-connected cars by offering an option in some new vehicles that will use big data technology to notify drivers when vehicle maintenance is required.

Published Date: Aug 11, 2017 07:04 AM | Updated Date: Aug 11, 2017 07:04 AM