MWC21 Barcelona – Edge Computing for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) is a key enabler for enhanced vehicle communications and high levels of autonomous driving. By providing drastically improved compute and storage capabilities at the edge of the network and therefore closer to the vehicles where the capabilities are actually needed, MEC facilitates applications that require ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, near real-time responsiveness with high reliability
This makes MEC crucial for a whole range of connected driving scenarios, and especially safety-critical applications. Typical use cases that will benefit from MEC capabilities could include, for example, collision risk warnings (in particular at high speeds and following unexpected actions from other traffic participants), warnings of nearby vulnerable road users such as pedestrians or cyclists, cooperative lane changes, real-time traffic alerts, real-time telemetry, high definition maps for real-time navigation, and new, innovative passenger experiences.
This specialist workshop will explore the progress, potential, business opportunities and use cases created by MEC for connected and autonomous vehicles.