On an average day in 2030, just one autonomous vehicle will generate more than 4 terabytes of data to power necessary applications, according to McKinsey. Processing data from car to edge to cloud (and back) also requires lightning speed. And OEMs need a combination of faster networks and the infrastructure to support those speeds.
Before autonomous vehicles arrive, automotive manufacturers need a plan for gathering, processing and storing the data they will produce not only within the vehicle, but across the entire ecosystem. Here are three ways we can help.
Enable real-time decisions with the edge
Autonomous vehicles must make real-time decisions and take immediate action. Avoiding collisions requires low latency computing closer to the vehicle. A proper edge computing infrastructure can enable real-time decision making by minimizing the distance and time it takes to send data for computation in the cloud.
We design and build the infrastructure for edge environments. With our Sketch-to-Scale® solutions, in-house experts and global reach, we customize data center infrastructure for specific compute needs. Our deep knowledge and experience building cloud data centers means we can help enable the proper infrastructure for the world of autonomous vehicles.
Store massive amounts of data
According to Data Center Frontier, if a mere 10 percent of consumers drive autonomous cars, we’re going to need to store an estimated 38.4 zettabytes of data annually. For reference, just one zettabyte is equal to the capacity of roughly 34 billion smartphones. And that’s only in the United States.
Storage needs are growing – and we know how to support them. It starts with automotive-grade, in-vehicle servers ready to handle a high volume of data – along with the harshest of driving conditions. We can also increase your edge and cloud storage capacity thanks to our experience incorporating the latest storage technologies, such as NVMe and NVMeoF.
Our reference designs are available for you to customize so you don't have to design a storage solution from scratch. And since they’re already tested and proven, you can get to market faster with a reliable solution.
Create instant and reliable connections
The industry expects 5G networks to offer 1-millisecond latency for mission-critical applications. That’s five to 10 times faster than existing networks.
Our experience designing wireless technologies makes it easy to make the connections you need. We are also a leading manufacturer of 5G radio heads, telematics units, Bluetooth modules and network access modules, so your customers will have everything they need.
Partner for the automotive transformation
By 2040, IHS Markit forecasts autonomous vehicles will account for 26 percent of the market. With real-time local updates and industry changes approaching, finding the right partner is more important than ever. Our vast capabilities and experience allow you to focus on one partnership instead of several. That means less time, cost and stress from start to finish. We’ll get you to the autonomous future.