Industrial groups combine to stop IoT fragmentation in the automotive industry
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) have agreed to work together to define architectural principles to prevent fragmentation of the industrial internet for the automotive industry.
The pair said they will seek to harmonising various aspects of Industry 4.0 for the automotive sector. They will combine to identify and share best practices, harmonise architecture and APIs, and collaborate on standardisation proposals. They will also run joint marketing activities and seminars.
Wael William Diab, chair of the IIC liaison working group and secretary of the IIC steering committee, said: “Connected vehicles are at the heart of the digital transformation of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) sector. We are looking forward to collaborating with AECC and share the goal of accelerating adoption in this area that brings the benefits of digitalisation while simultaneously addressing technical, trustworthiness and societal concerns.”
Ken-ichi Murata, general manager for connected strategy at Toyota and president and chairperson at the AECC, said: “We’re pleased to collaborate with the IIC, reflecting the importance of engaging with industry organisations on the consortium’s ecosystem approach. Our combined knowledge and expertise will help to identify the connected vehicle requirements and solutions needed to support the future needs of the value chain.”
The IIC has been on a charm offensive to strike cross sector alliances with trade bodies, communities and consortia to bring greater harmony and faster transformation of industry as it engages with new digital technologies. It has “global liaisons” with 40 organisations for the development of the industrial IoT market, covering work on joint marketing, workshops, and research.