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EMBERS: Internet of Things platform for mobility services

News from July 11, 2016

On July 5, scientists and entrepreneurs of startups discussed technical and economic premises for successful mobility services at the "Mobility and Transport Meetup" of the European research project EMBERS. The IoT platform offered by EMBERS is supported by researchers of the business unit NGNI up to its marketability.

Air pollution, traffic noise and search for parking spaces represent the biggest traffic problems in cities. Mobility services that connect road users and analyzes various data (traffic, weather, particulate pollution etc.) promise fluid traffic movement and a better quality of life for the inhabitant of a city. The technical basis is formed by extensive sensor data (e.g. from towns or municipalities) that is aggregated and distributed by the Internet of Things platform. The aim of the research project EMBERS is to bring such a platform to marketability by 2018.

At the "Mobility and Transport Meetup" in the Fraunhofer FOKUS, the IoT platform was presented including its interfaces, data formats and service scenarios. Especially intensive was the discussion by researchers and entrepreneurs regarding business models and quality assurance of the data.

In the project OpenMTC, NGNI uses its OneM2M/ ETSI-standard conform Middleware-Platform for M2M-Applications and M2M-Services, to conduct load tests on the EMBERS-Platform and to test its interoperability with existing IoT-Standards.