On August 17, the Fraunhofer IVI hosted the Cartox² kick-off meeting. Cartox² is a service platform for generic services of connected and automated driving, which will be developed within a 3-year research project.
In addition to the coordinator Fraunhofer IVI, the TU Dresden and several software companies (CETECOM GmbH, hrd.consulting, Software AG, MechLab Engineering UG) are members of the consortium.
Potential users of Cartox² include car manufacturers, suppliers, telecommunications providers, municipalities and authorities as well as providers of digital mobility services.
The platform will collect and process information on the car-2-car connectivity, the network coverage for the car-2-infrastructure communication as well as data routing to and in between the edge clouds, i.e. the access points of the cloud environment. Besides communication and positioning data, mCloud data are also included (Broadband Atlas, DB network radar, DB rail network, and weather data). Cartox² is going to combine this data, which will be revalued by aggregation, to one Big Data platform. By means of algorithms and data analysis, new data-driven services and business models can be developed.
The project will run until June 2020, supported with funding from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) within the mFUND research initiative.