With the burgeoning of Sensing, Edge Computing, AI, and 5G technologies, we envision future vehicles will serve as a computing platform for a variety of applications/services in a vehicle-centric ecosystem, such as advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD), real-time diagnostics, in-vehicle infotainment, and third-party services, such as public safety and weather alert. As the amount of data generated by these applications/services on one vehicle increases dramatically and has the potential to reach 30TB per day, it is a unprecedented challenge to guarantee safety and performance at the same time through the limited on-board computing power. Therefore, an efficient data analytics platform, including both hardware and software, is needed to enable future vehicle computing.
A brief introduction of the CAR lab.
In partnership with our industry collaborators, the CAR lab at Wayne State University aims to design and implement enabling technologies, including edge computing, communication systems, data analytics and applications, secure trusted execution environment, privacy preserving models and tools, to realize the vision of connected and autonomous driving. Given the unique position of Detroit as the hub of the North American automobile industry, we have founded MetroCAD, an annual workshop in this region. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Professor Weisong Shi.