VSimRTI 2012
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Engineering Smart Mobility: Connecting eMobility and cooperative ITS solutions.

News from Apr. 12, 2013

Fraunhofer FOKUS invites on April, 26 to the 3rd VSimRTI Workshop 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Smart Mobility applications run on numerous platforms ranging from in-vehicle systems to smart phones. They aspire to increase driving comfort, time and traffic efficiency and safety through cooperation between drivers and travelers. The simulation environments VSimRTI is proved as a proper tool to develop and evaluate such applications.

In Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems, various aspects have to be considered: Vehicles and drivers have the opportunity to exchange a huge amount of information about the current traffic situation via cellular and ad-hoc networks. Smartphone and in-vehicle apps use the received information to help the drivers to optimize their routes and to increase safety of all traffic participants. However, one further important aspect influences the behaviour in cooperative transportation systems: the increasing number of electric vehicles.

Simulation architectures such as VSimRTI are prepared to analyse all aspects and influences appearing in the new transportation systems. For this purpose, different simulators modelling vehicle traffic, communication via cellular and ad-hoc networks, smartphone and in-vehicle applications, user behaviour, and the electrical grid are coupled together to one overall simulation environment.

The VSimRTI workshop provides an insight of how to setup and run simulations as well as discussions of state of the art methods and tools for the assessment of novel solutions for Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The program features industry and research experts presenting their success stories and newest research results and an introduction to the latest features of our VSimRTI simulation environment.