Seagate collaborates with FMCI to develop Smart City Hub in Ireland
Data storage solutions world leader Seagate Technology has announced a collaboration with Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) to create a smart city hub in Shannon, Ireland.
Using Seagate’s 40 years of data storage expertise, together with the FMCI and its lead partner Jaguar Land Rover, the new hub will deliver research, development, and innovation to the automotive industry.
“This partnership with FMCI provides us with a real-world facility to trial our emerging autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared technology in a strategic location. Collaborating with top-tier software companies will allow us to develop our future systems more efficiently,” states John Cormican, General Manager of Shannon Ireland Jaguar Land Rover.
Dispersed across 12 kilometres of public roads within the Limerick-Shannon metropolitan area, the hub will be positioned to harness valuable sensor data, road environments, traffic scenarios, and new technologies.
The testbed facility will showcase smart junctions, connected roads, autonomous parking, and electric vehicle charging, as well as links to a 450 kilometre stretch of connected highway and managed air traffic corridor for unmanned aerial vehicles.
“Managing and orchestrating the massive data flows created by autonomous vehicles requires solutions that are as mobile, intelligent, and agile as the data itself,” reports Seagate Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Data Solutions, Ken Claffey. “We are excited to collaborate with the Future Mobility Campus Ireland and its lead partner Jaguar Land Rover to help pave the way to innovation in autonomous and connected technology.”
19 November 2020