Every year, NTT Group presents its most innovative achievements in technology at the NTT R&D Forum held at the R&D campus in Musashino Tokyo. This year, we showcased CLOUDWAN at the forum, along with other NTT Technologies.
The R&D forum this year heeded significant attention to Internet of Things (IoT) and we were there to demonstrate creating the Edge and enabling companies journey to the Edge with CLOUDWAN. NTT has significant investment in the IoT and Edge computing domains with related exhibits in multiple security-related IoT systems, IoT technology demonstrations and collaborations with worldwide partners. As the platform for Edge computing, we see CLOUDWAN supporting technologies such as these across multiple domains as the industry progresses.
Our CLOUDWAN demonstration this year focuses on connecting smart and autonomous driving with the sensor networks in smart cities. The cameras and local information the city sensing networks provide a wealth of information that can make automobiles safer, more efficient and most cost effective, but the complexity of managing and operating that integration (of thousands of sensors and hundreds of thousands or millions of cars) is overwhelming on conventional legacy infrastructures.
The CLOUDWAN demonstration (using Anki intelligent self-driving model cars) combines the smarts of a connected camera with the ability to operate and manage the self-driving of autonomous vehicles, providing the ability to incorporate camera sensing into smart car infrastructure integrated DevOps with CLOUDWAN. Now, imagine how powerful this becomes when we incorporate this at a metropolitan level with our existing and future generations of smart vehicles or image doing this right now in enterprise when we enable the infrastructure to be agile and responsive infrastructure at the local Edge.
If you are visiting the R&D Forum this week, stop by the CLOUDWAN booth and let us take you to the Edge.