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Saguna to Demonstrate Mobile Edge Computing Connected Car Proof of Concept With Vodafone and Amazon Web Services at MWC 2018

YOKNEAM, IsraelFebruary 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

Saguna, a leader and pioneer of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), announced today that in Mobile World Congress, Vodafone, AWS Greengrass and Saguna will demonstrate a joint MEC-based driver monitoring Proof of Concept (PoC) leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) Greengrass at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018.

As part of the broader connected cars trend that is transforming the automotive industry, various accident prevention solutions are being developed. Among these are driver monitoring solutions, which are designed to alert distracted drivers that text, talk on the phone, become drowsy or shift their focus away from the road to someone or something in the car. These solutions require a camera in the vehicle focused on the driver and the artificial intelligence that track movements and effectively identify when the driver becomes distracted. As a result, current in-vehicle solutions are expensive, hard to upgrade and may quickly become obsolete during the car’s 20-year lifespan.

Multi-access edge computing brings cloud-computing capabilities into the mobile access network. It enables smart-camera applications, like driver monitoring solutions, to install a low-cost camera in the vehicle while offloading the computational resources to the edge of the mobile network. With edge cloud computing, the in-vehicle bill-of-materials is significantly reduced, and the shared network resources can reduce costs even further. This scalable approach also enables regular updates and improvements to the latest software technologies that can increase the solution’s effectiveness and enhance safety. By operating close to the vehicles, this low latency environment can deliver the required real-time alerts and avoids loading the backhaul network.

At MWC 2018, visitors will be able to see a live demonstration of the driver monitoring PoC featuring a live camera feed streaming over a Vodafone 4G LTE Network. Operating inside the access network, Saguna’s MEC solution hosts the AWS Greengrass AI video analytics application.

To see the demo live at MWC 2018, visit Saguna’s booth in Hall 5 Booth 5E41.

About Saguna 

Saguna Networks, a leader and pioneer of Multi-access Edge Cloud Computing, transforms communication networks into powerful Edge Cloud computing platforms that minimize latency, boost performance, and reduce costs by operating as close as possible to end users and connected IoT devices.  Compliant with ETSI MEC standard, Saguna’s Open-RAN enables communication service providers and application developers to develop and deploy innovative, revenue generating Edge Applications and Services for Internet of Things, virtual and augmented reality, connected cars, content delivery, enterprise applications and more. For more information, contact us at info@saguna.net, follow us on Twitter @sagunanet, or visit our Web site at http://www.saguna.net.

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