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Assisted driving. While truly

packaging the results for resale to

autonomous cars may still be well in

repair shops, auto parts manufacturers,

the future, advanced technologies that

insurance companies, and even city

support and augment human drivers

planning departments.

without replacing them - for example,
automatic emergency braking, bicycle

Personalized medicine. Because

detection, and systems that nudge you

many ailments manifest differently for

back into your lane when you start to

each person who has them, makers

drift - already exist. Edge computing

of wearable medical devices have to

will improve and expand them, says José

build multiple predictive models to

Manuel, Chief Technology Officer of

ensure they account for every possible

KINIMARA, a Spanish IoT hardware and

situation - and develop systems for the

software company that is developing

devices to assess symptoms in real time.

micro data centers for edge computing.

We could soon see biometric devices

" Everyone's smartphones will be

that can proactively capture various

'eyes' that are constantly moving and

physical indicators, send them to the

gathering traffic and accident data, then

wearer's smartphone and then on to

sharing it with micro data centers all

a micro data center for comparison to

along the roads, " he predicts. " These

various predictive models, and alert the

micro data centers will then analyze the

wearer within seconds to take preventive

images, predict risk situations, and send

medication to fend off an imminent

notifications between cars and their

migraine or call an ambulance because

surroundings when drivers need to be

they're showing early signs of a stroke.

alerted or assisted. "
Vehicle leasing companies, which already
build value-added services into their
business models, are likely to pick up
on this use of edge computing before
individual consumers. In fact, it could be
a two-pronged profit center, allowing
them to raise prices for cars with driving
assistance while substantially lowering
insurance costs. Furthermore, Manuel
says, these companies might also be
able to expand their business model
by analyzing the data they capture
about driving and traffic patterns and

16

W
With
no need for
microcomputers in
our pockets, we would
carry inexpensive, easily
replaceable glass or flexible
plastic displays that need
only enough computing
power to send and receive
data to micro data centers
installed almost everywhere.

2018

2019

Science Press publishes the first edge
computing textbook.

AT&T's EC Zone edge computing test project
upgrades from 4G to 5G mobile connectivity
and expands to applications like real-time
sensor analytics for public safety and live
HD-3D mapping for self-driving cars.



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