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.

Source: scidev.net

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 - Int. Journal of Science