Fraunhofer FOKUS and Vodafone: Cooperation for the mobile Future Internet

News from Apr. 06, 2011

To develop technologies for a seamless multi-modal connection between humans and machines, Fraunhofer FOKUS is cooperating with the mobile phone operator Vodafone. The two partners enable fast and efficient implementation of new applications that allow the exchange of information between vehicles and humans. One focus is the prototypical implementation of automotive applications over LTE, which are developed in the context of the BMBF project CoCarX.

Mobile broadband services – Connecting humans and machines

In the emerging Future Internet crosslinking all ‘things’ and ‘services’ imposes new challenges onto control infrastructures and service platforms. Therefore network operators and manufacturers worldwide are looking for high-performance technologies for the delivery of innovative applications over mobile broadband networks.In order to develop solutions enabling the seamless multi-modal connection between humans and machines, Fraunhofer FOKUS is cooperating with the network operator Vodafone. The two partners look forward to the fast and efficient implementation of new applications allowing the exchange of information between vehicles and humans. One major focus is the prototypical implementation of automotive applications over LTE, which are developed within the context of the BMBF project CoCarX.Fraunhofer FOKUS has provided the two well-known testbed infrastructures OpenIMS Core and OpenEPC to the Vodafone Multivendor Test Center (MVTC). "Our extensible OpenEPC toolkit allows the efficient seamless prototyping of new applications and cloud-based services over LTE and UMTS networks," explains Prof. Dr. Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS. The OpenIMS Core provides the technological basis to develop new multimodal applications close to practice. The developed OpenIMS and OpenEPC based applications are presented for the first time at the closing event of CoCarX project at the Vodafone Test & Innovation Center in Düsseldorf, on 25 May 2011.