Stellantis explores Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) and Safety Cloud® technologies in North America, giving drivers advance notification warnings of potential dangers in their path.
“Faster connectivity speeds, improved hardware and extensive software expertise have opened up new opportunities for Stellantis, with security systems being one of the many areas we are focusing on,” said Mamatha chamarthi, responsible for software activities and product management. “Through smart and strategic partnerships, we will capitalize on next-generation systems and prove the technology. “
In collaboration with the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) partnership, a test will demonstrate a 5G cellular connection with the MEC platform, allowing localized systems to quickly make decisions at the point where data is collected. For example, it uses on-site cameras and sensors to collect detailed data at an intersection that is beyond what a single vehicle can “see” with its on-board systems. The MEC system can handle and communicate safety risks locally to pedestrians on site and approaching vehicles.
The MEC platform demonstration assesses a faster data exchange infrastructure for future technology applications with the ability to provide a value chain for new connected services and increased levels of vehicle autonomy.
5GAA demonstration partners include Intel, Verizon, Harman, Altran, Telus, and American Tower. Tests of Stellantis vehicles and partner technologies will be carried out at University of Michigan Mcity test facility with short term plans to expand testing to Detroit region with the cooperation of the Michigan Department of Transportation.
The initial test includes a pair of 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid vehicles equipped with Uconnect.
MEC platform technology is expected to launch nationwide within the next decade.
Cloud security notifications
The second system is closer to production and emerged from “Star Up”, a company-wide innovation challenge that allows Stellantis employees to present new customer-focused technology concepts to the highest. management levels.
One of the innovative ideas that emerged from the event came up with an advanced warning system to indicate when emergency vehicles are nearby.
Engineering teams have collaborated with HAAS Alert to pilot a new feature that sends alerts to the vehicle’s Uconnect system when emergency response vehicles and / or other road hazards tracked by the Safety Digital Warning System. Cloud are nearby. The program leverages greater connectivity capacity in the first automotive test of real-time Safety Cloud notifications.
Initial test includes company-owned vehicles in the metro Detroit with 2018 and newer model year Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram vehicles equipped with Uconnect. The pilot project will measure and identify the effectiveness of broadcasting safety alerts on car screens, the impact of the service on driver safety and opportunities for improvement.
Pending the results, Stellantis could develop a commercial deployment plan.
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