AI-based electronic solutions can make autonomous driving safer

Date of Release: Dec. 04, 2019

Fully automated and autonomous vehicles should be able to respond appropriately in every situation. Together with partners in the “KI-FLEX” project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is developing a platform that uses Artificial Intelligence methods to help measure vehicle position and determine vehicle environment in the future. Fraunhofer FOKUS is part of the project.

Source: Automotive Electronic Specifier, Electronics Weekly

5G Automotive Association tests C-V2X technologies in Berlin

Date of Release: May 24, 2019

At the live demonstration of the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), smart mobility experts of Fraunhofer FOKUS presented two use cases of C-V2X technology, which included warning before emergency braking and construction sites, and tele-operated driving. For the latter demo, a system has been developed that enables a teleoperator to switch to automated control in the event of an emergency, thus enabling unforeseen obstacles to be mastered reliably.

Source: Enterprise IoT Insights

Eclipse Foundation launches openMobility group to plan future of autonomous cars

Date of Release: May 14, 2019

The Eclipse Foundation has launched the openMobility group, which will focus on open and shared collaboration around one of the major issues in urban planning around autonomous vehicles and future transportation requirements – traffic simulation and modelling. The business unit Smart Mobility of Frauhofer FOKUS is part of the group.

Source: Robotics & Automation News

Adressing urban planning issues around autonomous vehicles

Date of Release: May 13, 2019

Fraunhofer FOKUS joins working group “openMobility” launched by the Eclipse Foundation alongside the German Aerospace Center, BOSCH and Vector Informatik. The group will focus on open and shared collaboration around autonomous vehicles and urban transportation.  Dr. Ilja Radusch, head of Smart Mobility, hopes that an open platform “will provide the industry a comprehensive environment allowing a more efficient app and system development.”

Source: Electronic Specifier

Can digitalisation save us?

Date of Release: Apr. 11, 2019

Ina Schieferdecker and Dirk Messner, members of the German Advisory Council of Global Change (WBGU) explain how the potential of digitalization should be mobilized to adress the challenges of climate change and social inequality.


Controlling industrial robots via 5G edge

Hannover Trade Fair 2019

Date of Release: Apr. 02, 2019

Fraunhofer FOKUS and the German Edge Cloud (GEC) are presenting an application scenario at the Rittal stand during the Hannover Fair: Using Virtual Reality (VR) glasses and two VR controllers, visitors can control a two-armed industrial robot connected to an Edge-based 5G core network.

Source: Connecting Industry | Electronic Specifier

How Germany is winning at turning its research to commercial application

The country is using science for economic benefit

Date of Release: Mar. 27, 2019

Fraunhofer is one of the leading applied research organizations in Europe, but it maintains an academic flavour, says Ina Schieferdecker, director of the Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute.

Source: Nature International Journal of Science

Ten Things You Can’t Miss At Edge Europe 2019

Date of Release: Jan. 25, 2019

The Edge Europe 2019 event will take place on 31 January in Amsterdam. Dr. Alexander Willner, Head of the IIoT-Center at Fraunhofer FOKUS, will be part of the final panel discussion.

Source: Data Economy

European Consortium to Develop Standard Edge Computing Platform

Date of Release: Jan. 07, 2019

Eighteen vendors and organizations signed a cooperation agreement to form the Edge Computing Consortium Europe (ECCE) last week, including Fraunhofer FOKUS.

Source: EE Times

Huawei and multiple partners establish Edge Computing Consortium Europe

Date of Release: Jan. 03, 2019

Huawei and Multiple Partners achieve cooperation agreement in Berlin to jointly promote the establishment of the Edge Computing Consortium Europe (ECCE), including Fraunhofer FOKUS.

Source: Korea IT Times

'5G to make commercial appearance by 2020'

Date of Release: Dec. 06, 2018

5G is likely to make a commercial debut by the end of 2020 at the 5th edition of Fraunhofer Innovation and Technology (FIT) Platform 2018, said Thomas Magedanz on Wednesday.

Source: Deccan Herald

Huawei supports edge computing cross-industry initiative

Date of Release: Oct. 15, 2018

Atos, E4, Forschungszentrum Julich, Fraunhofer Fokus, Huawei, Mellanox, and Suse partnered to create an edge computing cross-industry initiative. The collaboration includes several key players, including both product providers and key customers who aim to make use of well-suited Arm-based technologies for different IT segments, including but not limited to, edge computing as well as High-Performance Computing (HPC).

Source: telecompaper

Germany's Digital Council holds first meeting with Chancellor Merkel

Date of Release: Aug. 24, 2018

The German Digital Council appointed to help the country accelerate its digitization efforts have convened for the first time.  Peter Parycek, head of Competence Center Public IT at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, is one of ten members. 


NI partners with Huawei, others on new testbed to advance the IIoT

Date of Release: Apr. 27, 2018

At HANNOVER MESSE 2018, more than 20 international organizations and industry vendors jointly announced the “Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) + OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA)” smart manufacturing testbed covering six major industrial Internet scenarios. The stakeholders engaged in the testbed include the Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII), Avnu Alliance, Edge Computing Consortium (ECC), Fraunhofer FOKUS, Huawei, Schneider Electric, HollySys, National Instruments Corporation (NI), B&R Automation, TTTech, and Spirent Communications.


Edge Computing: Innovation Bridges the “Last Mile” for Industrial Internet

Date of Release: Apr. 25, 2018

At the world’s largest industrial fair HANNOVER MESSE 2018, Fraunhofer FOKUS together with more than 20 international organizations and industry vendors jointly announced the “Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) + OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA)” smart manufacturing testbed covering six major industrial Internet scenarios.

Source: Telecom Drive

Fraunhofer FOKUS, Huawei and partners present TSN applications at Hannover Trade Fair

Date of Release: Apr. 24, 2018

Fraunhofer FOKUS along with Huawei and 18 additional partners presented their testing environment Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) + OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) at the Hannover Trade Fair.


Visions for 5G future

Date of Release: Mar. 04, 2018

At the Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, Huawei shared its visions for the development of 5G. Together with Huawei and other partners, Fraunhofer FOKUS announced the inauguration of the “5G Slicing Association” at the MWC. The association will address requirements from vertical industry and the potential application scenarios of 5G network slicing.

Source: Arab Times (Online)

Berlin awards subsidy to FOKUS for 5G research

Date of Release: Mar. 02, 2018

The German state of Berlin has awarded a subsidy of EUR 800,000 to help the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems work on 5G research.


Deutsche Telekom co-launches open RAN, network slicing groups

Date of Release: Feb. 27, 2018

Deutsche Telekom has coordinated two new industry groups focusing on open radio access network architecture and network slicing. A separate alliance, the 5G Network Slicing Association, comprises China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Digital Domain, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Huawei, CEPRI of SGCC, Tencent, TIM and Volkswagen.

Source: Mobile Europe

Fraunhofer designs AR component for Hamburg city app

Date of Release: Dec. 17, 2017

German research institute Fraunhofer Fokus has developed the augmented reality (AR) component for a new app that lets users digitally discover Hamburg’s Speicherstadt, its historic warehouse district.

Source: Telecompaper

FREQUENTIS Communication and Collaboration Platform 3020 LifeX Provides New Solutions for “Networked Safety”

Date of Release: Nov. 22, 2017

In the event of a major incident, providing a prompt public warning is a core task for crisis management. KATWARN, a warning system developed by Fraunhofer FOKUS. 

Source: Ambulance Today

Fraunhofer develops software platform for automated driving in extreme conditions

Date of Release: Oct. 17, 2017

In the European project RobustSENSE, over the past two years, researchers from the Fraunhofer FOKUS along with 14 partners, among others the Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH, developed a software platform on which various sensor data from cameras, laser, radar and further information like weather data can be combined