Renovo and EdgeConneX collaborate on edge data infrastructure
Renovo, a mobility software technology company, and EdgeConneX, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, announced a collaboration to provide core software and hardware infrastructure to support and enable the commercial deployment and operation of highly automated vehicles as a service at scale. The focus of the collaboration is combining EdgeConneX’s edge data infrastructure with Renovo’s AWare vehicle-edge-cloud data orchestration and the AWare edge application environment.
The collaboration aims to provide the underlying physical and software infrastructure necessary to enable automated mobility. The two companies say they will implement automated mobility as a service via a heterogeneous, interoperable, open configuration that brings together disparate technologies, services, and physical assets. Such an approach is intended to manage the automated mobility data challenge in a manner that is safe, secure, cost-effective, scalable, and fosters open innovation.
Renovo’s AWare OS for automated mobility provides the data orchestration necessary to manage vehicle automation technologies, passenger services, vehicle navigation, and sensors that capture real-time data that is critical to managing urban infrastructure and coordinating public services. Combined with EdgeConneX’s network dense, global Edge Data Centers (EDCs), and Edge PoP solutions that optimize data delivery by locating access as close as possible to the end user, Renovo and EdgeConneX say they are refining an operating concept, complete with analysis and modeling of usage and scaling scenarios, to provide a leading commercial automated mobility data management offering for fleet operators that use AWare as their OS.
“EdgeConneX’s capability to rapidly deploy edge of network solutions is a perfect complement to Renovo AWare’s leading data orchestration software which together supports the rapid commercial deployment of automated mobility services,” said Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Innovation Officer, EdgeConneX. “Highly automated vehicle fleets will require significant data infrastructure and management at tremendous speed and scale, and we share with Renovo a vision that the need for low latency, security, and performance of this aspect of automated mobility services will in large part be solved by going to the Edge.”
The results of EdgeConneX and Renovo’s collaboration will be shown later this year in San Jose when Renovo’s fleet of highly automated vehicles will be using EdgeConneX edge infrastructure running AWare to manage the vehicle-edge-cloud data demands. The joint activities around the Renovo fleet will provide valuable data for Renovo, EdgeConneX, and AWare ecosystem partners participating in the Renovo fleet on the performance of the combined infrastructure and orchestration tools in an operational context.
“Off-vehicle edge infrastructure and data management are critical to automated mobility services at scale,” said Chris Heiser, Co-founder and CEO of Renovo. “EdgeConneX is a clear leader in highly connected edge infrastructure and the automation of data centers. We are delighted to be working with them to deliver solutions that ensure secure and reliable management and communication of data between automated vehicles, the edge of the network, and the cloud to accelerate commercial deployment and operation at scale of automated mobility.”
AWare is currently powering highly automated vehicle fleets including Renovo’s own on public roads today. EdgeConneX joins the AWare ecosystem along with a growing list of leading companies in the automated mobility sector including Samsung, Verizon, Velodyne LiDAR, Parsons, INRIX, Argus Cyber Security, CARMERA, Affectiva, Phantom Auto, Metamoto, Civil Maps, Understand.ai, Bestmile, and others.