Quality and vertical know-how for the Internet of Things
News from Feb. 26, 2018
The FOKUS Institute Directors Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth and Prof. Dr. Ina Schieferdecker gave talks on connected mobility and test solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) at Bosch Connected World on February 21 and 22, 2018. The conference for IoT trends and implementations took place in STATION Berlin and was attended by about 140 speakers and 3500 guests.
In the “Advanced Connected Vehicle Services” session, Prof. Dr. Hauswirth presented two Berlin test fields for connected and highly automated driving. The aim of these tracks is to think about automation beyond the individual vehicle. Complex cooperative driving functions, such as convoy driving, can be tested with a group of vehicles in a real traffic environment. For virtual testing of further scenarios, the data then finds its way into the simulation environment of FOKUS. “Some things that are natural for humans are still a challenge for machines, such as the reliable machine perception of traffic situations. To this, high-precision maps in real time are central. Likewise a fast network is crucial, so that as much data as possible can be analyzed in real time”, said Prof. Dr. Hauswirth.
According to the IoT Developer Survey 2017, the security of software products is by far the biggest concern when it comes to developing IoT solutions. In the “Testing & Simulation” session, Prof. Dr. Schieferdecker presented the ECLIPSE testware ensuring the conformity, interoperability, performance and safety of IoT components and solutions. This IoT testware is open and was cooperatively developed by Eclipse Foundation. As a technical discipline, testing becomes increasingly important for existing and future safety-critical, heterogeneous and distributed systems ─ not-to-test is not an option. Effective and efficient testing is made possible by the flexible and scalable TTCN-3 testing technology, for which Eclipse offers the Titan tool environment. The business, safety-critical importance of IoT drives functional and non-functional approaches. “When it comes to securing IoT components and solutions, it makes sense to use technologies that combine numerous test approaches”, explained Prof. Dr. Schieferdecker. The internationally awarded Smart Fuzzing from FOKUS combines automated risk analysis with automated test generation and execution.
Fraunhofer FOKUS bundles its IoT know-how in the Transfer Center IoT which is part of the Berlin Center for Digital Transformation. It includes both a showroom for demonstration purposes, as well as development and test laboratories. At the Transfer Center IoT, the institute's various business units present themselves with the topics of networks, system quality, visualization as well as media, the public, mobility and security.