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Free Auto Auto Session Aug 8 at FMS

  • Thursday, August 2, 2018, 3:32 pm
  • ACROFAN=Jae-Yong Ryu
Self-driving cars are only a small part of the solution for tomorrow’s autonomous transportation ecosystem that will be explored at this year’s Flash Memory Summit (FMS), August 7-8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

A special Wednesday afternoon no-cost session will discuss the complete self-driving vehicle data capture, storage and utilization environment required to safely, reliably move people and goods on streets and roads around the globe. While every auto and truck manufacturer is testing self-driving vehicles they represent only a minor portion of the system that support the data that will be captured, stored and used in real time in the coming transportation environment.

Storage and planning/development officials will detail the development and use of the three types of data that must stored and used in tomorrow’s vehicles – its own (automated driving), shared with other vehicles such as CACC (coordinated adaptive cruise control – I’m braking) and data to/from the infrastructure.

Autonomous transportation isn’t just confined to the vehicle but a complete and comprehensive ecosystem of data capture, storage, distribution with different levels of speed, capacity, protection required at each point. This session is a global end-to-end view of the data and storage challenge facing automotive, storage, government and ancillary service providers. Providing end-to-end security, privacy, data and storage support for Autonomous and AI.

Moderated by Andy Marken, Marken Communications; the Wednesday 3:20 session will include participants - Kun Zhou, California PATH, UC Berkeley; Clod Barrera, IBM; and Alan Messer, InnovationShift.

Zhou and his fellow panelists will discuss the time when most or all vehicles will be able to optimize traffic flow providing signal, phase and timing (SPaT), MAP and RTCM messages for applications that will aid the entire system and the individual vehicles.

Messer and Barrera will explore how responsible third-parties in the future will be able to tap into the vital data, process it and provide it to manufacturers, service providers and other parties. The data sharing between the vehicles and infrastructure will be explored as part of a national data warehouse for accessing real-time and historical data to improve the overall transportation system.

Messer emphasized that because autonomous road vehicles are implicitly connected vehicles there are a multitude data challenges end-to-end. Large amounts of high-speed, low latency data must be trafficked around the vehicle, processed and stored. Data for remote takeover, mapping, traffic, and more must be shared with low latency with the secure cloud.

Finally, the cloud has to provide both real-time and long-term high-speed data processing and storage. Data security at rest must be maintained as well as providing reliable logged data for vehicle safety, accident and statistical reporting. Never before has such a complex, safety critical end-to-end system be put out in the consumer space.

The event’s exhibits and automotive sessions are free to anyone who registers at this year’s FMS at no cost by registering at

Key FMS 2018 sessions cover 3D flash, RRAM, MRAM, life beyond flash, system and utility software, controllers, and persistent memory. Many sessions, including ones sponsored by NVMe, the standards-setting group, offer the latest information on NVMe and NVMe-oF.

FMS features the most exciting products and offers the broadest coverage of a rapidly expanding market. The 2017 event drew over 6,000 registrants and 120 exhibitors. The conference also includes annual updates, market research sessions, performance testing results, an expert table session, and a VC Forum. FMS is the industry's premier showcase for storage technology.