MobiledgeX, Inc., a company that aims to make edge computing widely accessible and easy to consume, and Savari, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based auto tech company and a developer of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications technology for smart infrastructure, announced a strategic partnership to jointly enable enhanced Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) use cases for automotive OEMs, their fleet management, and mobility-as-a-service partners.
When coupled with MobiledgeX’s other partnerships around monitoring and observability, Savari says it can deliver mission critical ADAS applications faster and with greater security and governance across globally distributed public and private 4G LTE and 5G networks. Moreover, automotive OEMs can significantly accelerate their connected, mobile, shared, autonomous, and electrified strategic plans by leveraging the partnership and edge-enabled solutions, according to the companies. Connected vehicle solutions include V2X use cases for safety and mobility, and they allow electric vehicles to communicate with the grid, Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G).
Both companies can address the V2X and V2G market needs in the European Union (EU) in 2020. Savari platforms powered by the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset have recently achieved RED certification. The partnership between the two companies is expected to enable Savari’s emergency response, first responders, and public sector fleet manager customers to bring lifesaving solutions to the market faster. It will also allow the company to deploy aggregation logic on the edge and generate crucial data for its deep learning models in the public cloud, and in turn, bring that intelligence back to its edge applications.
Public cloud services present a series of governance, risk, and compliance challenges to governments seeking greater assurance in QoS orchestration at the edge, for purposes such as automotive OEMs advancing the deployment of semi-autonomous and autonomous fleets.
“Over the years, Savari has made significant advancements in V2X technology delivering value for our automotive OEM customers, the GSMA Association, and the 5GAA Automotive Association,” said Ravi Puvvala, Chief Executive Officer of Savari. “MobiledgeX’s collaboration with GSMA, brings us one step closer to our core 5GAA mission of making roads safer and smarter in a cost-effective manner. We aim to do that by deploying edge and targeted AI applications for our customers that leverage conventional V2X data as well as data from other onboard perception systems."
“With Savari, we can now begin to address several of the fundamental edge orchestration challenges facing automotive OEMs, as the industry introduces C-V2X and C-V2G solutions, which accelerate the adoption of semi-autonomous and autonomous platooning transportation fleets,” said Eric Braun, Chief Commercial Officer of MobiledgeX.