Embers: Internet-of-Things-Platform for mobility services
News from July 11, 2016
The search for parking space, air pollution and traffic noise belong to the biggest traffic problems in cities. Mobility services that connect road users and analyses 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-Platforms. 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 including its interfaces and data formats as well as service scenarios were presented. Especially intensive was the discussion by researchers and entrepreneurs regarding business models and quality assurance of the data.