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Network Architecture for Automotive Industry

Network Architecture for Automotive Industry

The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™) and the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) announced the organizations have agreed to a liaison partnership to work together to advance their shared interests. Under the agreement, the IIC and the AECC will define architectural principles to prevent fragmentation, harmonizing various aspects of the industrial internet for the automotive industry.

Joint activities between the IIC and the AECC will include:

  • Identifying and sharing best practices
  • Realizing interoperability by harmonizing architecture and other elements, including APIs
  • Collaborating on proposals for standardization to other SDOs
  • Synergies from respective marketing activities
  • Information exchange and joint seminars

“Connected vehicles are at the heart of the digital transformation of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) sector,” said Wael William Diab, Chair of the IIC Liaison Working Group and Secretary of the IIC Steering Committee. “We are looking forward to collaborating with AECC and share the goal of accelerating adoption in this area that brings the benefits of digitalization while simultaneously addressing technical, trustworthiness and societal concerns.”

The IIC Liaison Working Group is the gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organizations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies. The agreement with the AECC is one of a number of agreements made by the IIC’s Liaison Working Group.  For a list of current liaisons, click here.

“We’re pleased to collaborate with the IIC, reflecting the importance of engaging with industry organizations on the consortium’s ecosystem approach,” said AECC President and Chairperson and Toyota Motor Corporation’s General Manager, Connected Strategy Ken-ichi Murata. “Our combined knowledge and expertise will help to identify the connected vehicle requirements and solutions needed to support the future needs of the value chain.”

The AECC Liaison Steering Committee is dedicated to advancing cooperation with technology associations and Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) to share connected vehicle ecosystem insights and collaborate on best practices. To learn more, visit

About the AECC
The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) is an association of cross-industry, global leaders working to explore the rapidly evolving and significant data and communications needs involved in instrumenting billions of vehicles worldwide. The AECC’s goal is to find more efficient ways to support the high-volume data and intelligent services needed for distributed computing and network architecture and infrastructure. The AECC’s members are key players in the automotive, high-speed mobile network, edge computing, wireless technology, distributed computing, and artificial intelligence markets. For more information about the AECC and its membership benefits, please visit

About Industrial Internet Consortium
The Industrial Internet Consortium is the world’s leading membership program transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The IIC delivers a trustworthy IIoT in which the world’s systems and devices are securely connected and controlled to deliver transformational outcomes. The Industrial Internet Consortium is a program of the Object Management Group (OMG). For more information visit

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