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Toyota seizes the initiative in setting standards for auto edge computing

Two significant developments have been made public in recent weeks in the area of edge computing – the formation of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium, and the first demonstration of InterDigital’s FLIPS (Flexible IP Services) solution for distributed video, which supports ETSI’s MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing) platform. Both of these, among many other recent initiatives, fill in small but significant pieces of the huge jigsaw that will eventually reveal the full 5G picture – not just a connectivity standard, but an open, automated and programmable network integrating cloud, storage and communications to support a host of new services and revenue streams. There are architectural debates between supporters of various approaches to edge computing in the mobile or multi-access world –…

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