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Oct. 11–15, 2021 – Hamburg, Germany

Safely through the city on foot or by bike

Highly accurate localization

Digital networking of all road users is necessary for safe and cooperative road traffic. So far, however, only cars can be reliably located and warned on the basis of their various sensors. Fraunhofer FOKUS is addressing this deficiency with LaaS, “Location-as-a-Service”. Under the umbrella of the “Reallabor Hamburg” project, Fraunhofer FOKUS is presenting this service at the ITS World Congress. It makes conventional GPS localization more precise with the help of sensors in the smartphone and checks of GPS data from people in the vicinity. User data is anonymized during the process for data protection. LaaS can be intuitively integrated by developers into various apps, e.g. for collision warning.

  • Visit us at the ReallabHH booth in Hall B2: Hall plan.
  • Talk with our Smart Mobility expert Dr. Ilja Radusch during the session “SIS 3 Integration of VRU services into C-ITS: experiences from cities”:
    Monday, October 11, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. 
    Hall B4, Room 3
    Registration is not required, but a Delegate Pass is. (more info on tickets)

Ride4All: Accurate Localization supports inclusion

Local public transport in urban and rural regions plays an important role in the social participation of older people or people with limited mobility and sensory disabilities. The new project “Ride4All” is trying to make public transport more attractive for all population groups through a highly accurate app. It is more precise than the navigation systems pre-installed in smartphones and can guide even blind and visually impaired people to the stop and then to the precise location oft he door of the automated minibus. Therefore Fraunhofer FOKUS is using an the expansion of its everGuide indoor localization solution for blind and visually impaired people, which has already been successfully introduced in many public buildings.

  • Visit the Ride4All project on 14 or 15 October 2021 at the booth of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in hall B4.