Data from networked vehicles forms the basis for a plethora of innovative mobility services. Caruso has collaborated with the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in a study to determine which information is especially relevant. “The results indicate that there is a great interest in high-quality access to vehicle data,” says Dr. Jens Knodel, Head of Platform Engineering, Caruso GmbH. “But they also shed a revealing light on the technological challenges that the automotive industry must deal with,” adds Eduard C. Groen, co-author of the study and engineer at Fraunhofer IESE.
Updates every second or faster
Among other things, the survey investigated which data is considered by mobility providers to be crucial. In this context, the extensive study reconfirmed the high market relevance of the Caruso data catalogue: Each of its data points was considered important by at least one respondent.
The detailed study was commissioned by Caruso and completed by Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE).
Furthermore, mobility providers primarily want, in addition to many more parameters, real-time information; for about 35 percent of the data points mentioned, the most popular is updates every second or faster. “Although current business models and applications might not need this immediately, many companies obviously want to be on the safe side when it comes to up-to-datedness,” speculates Dr. Knodel.
Huge technical challenges
Providing vehicle data in milliseconds or seconds is an extreme technical challenge due to the numerous interfaces and interim systems involved. “Since current mobile network connections do not make these short latencies consistently possible, new concepts of data pre-processing and transmission are needed,” comments Dr. Matthias Naab, co-author of the study und Head of Architecture-Centric Engineering, Fraunhofer IESE. For the team of experts, it is clear that even more significant technical investment is needed in order to create the necessary infrastructure.
The detailed study was commissioned by Caruso and completed by Fraunhofer IESE. The interviewed companies included participants from the automotive sector, including members of CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Suppliers) and other Caruso partners. With the aid of a questionnaire, participants could formulate their experiences regarding data requirements and make concrete demands for prioritisation, data quality and update frequency. Experts from Fraunhofer IESE analysed the results and ensured the data’s anonymity, confidentiality and integrity.
The Caruso study is available for download here.
Further information is available at www.caruso-dataplace.com.
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