AI-based electronic solutions can make autonomous driving saferDate 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.
5G Automotive Association tests C-V2X technologies in BerlinDate 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.
Eclipse Foundation launches openMobility group to plan future of autonomous carsDate 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.
Adressing urban planning issues around autonomous vehiclesDate 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.”
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 2019Date 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.
How Germany is winning at turning its research to commercial application
The country is using science for economic benefitDate 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.
Huawei and multiple partners establish Edge Computing Consortium EuropeDate 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.
Huawei supports edge computing cross-industry initiativeDate 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).
Germany's Digital Council holds first meeting with Chancellor MerkelDate 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 IIoTDate 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 InternetDate 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.
Fraunhofer FOKUS, Huawei and partners present TSN applications at Hannover Trade FairDate 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 futureDate 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.
Deutsche Telekom co-launches open RAN, network slicing groupsDate 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.
Fraunhofer designs AR component for Hamburg city appDate 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.
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.
Fraunhofer develops software platform for automated driving in extreme conditionsDate 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