Milliseconds Do Matter

Since passenger and pedestrian safety is at risk, connected vehicle safety demands application response times measured in milliseconds, not seconds. For connected vehicles to be ‘connected,’ a massive amount of data must be transferred. Connected vehicles need to communicate with the roads traffic lights, with various divergent applications, with safety being the top priority. With the safety applications sending information to vehicles many times per second, the computing data required new ways of engineering for connected vehicles to become mainstream.
And it all must be done with record speed.

Edge Computing Helps Solve This 

When you drive your car and map out your route, you generally choose the quickest path with the least resistance to get where you are going. Connected Vehicle data needs the same strategy. Cisco and Verizon have partnered together to create this strategy utilizing edge computing.

Edge computing utilizes the existing roadside cabinets to process all this massive data, translating into less data needing to travel back to the often far away data centers. The challenge has been to engineer a way to seamlessly get all the diverse applications to communicate in milliseconds, not seconds.

In any vehicle, seconds matter for passenger and pedestrian safety. In connected vehicles, milliseconds matter more. Pioneering low latency technology Cisco and Verizon are leading the way, driving us into the future of connected vehicles.

Today, we announced with Verizon how we solved this together using low latency. Check out our white paper here that highlights the technology. 

Read more in our press release


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Mark Knellinger

Business Solutions Architect

Smart Cities and Transportation Group