The Internet of Things (IoT) introduces a new wave of innovation that is dramatically transforming the way we live and work. In fact, more than three billion devices are now connected to the internet, ranging from thermostats and street lamps to military drones and Artificial Intelligence (AI) robots.

Among the most impressive demonstrations of the disruptive power of IoT is the autonomous vehicle, or self-driving car. Utilizing advanced technology, revolutionary developers have created an entirely automated motor vehicle that can sense its environment and navigate without human input. However, autonomous vehicles are still a burgeoning development and require a significant amount of computing power with low-latency interconnectivity to ensure they’re safe for the open road. EdgeConneX® and Renovo are teaming up to make this a reality.

Leading Edge Data Center® provider, EdgeConneX and mobility software company, Renovo recently announced a collaboration to provide the software and hardware infrastructure necessary to operate automated vehicles as a service at scale. This alliance will combine EdgeConneX’s purpose-built edge-of-network infrastructure with Renovo’s AWare’s vehicle-edge-cloud data orchestration and the AWare™ edge application environment.

“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,” commented 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.”

This collaboration demonstrates the companies’ mutual commitment to enable large-scale automated mobility as they work together to implement automated vehicles as a service in a heterogeneous, interoperable, open configuration that combines disparate technologies, services and physical assets.

“Off-vehicle edge infrastructure and data management are critical to automated mobility services at scale,” stated 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.”

The results of EdgeConneX and Renovo’s collaboration will be shown later this year in San Jose, California, when Renovo’s fleet of automated vehicles will use EdgeConneX edge infrastructure running AWare to manage the vehicle-edge-cloud data demands. In addition, on June 14, 2018, Chris Heiser, Co-Founder and CEO of Renovo will be speaking about Renovo’s vision for automated mobility, including infrastructure and data management at The Information’ Autonomous Vehicle Summit in San Francisco, in a session titled “Smart Money: The Autonomous Vehicle Value Chain And The Multitude Of Business Models That Can Win.”