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Competencies of Fraunhofer IAO

The “Mobility Technologies” and “Urban Mobility" teams at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (Fraunhofer IAO) are responsible for the project management, public relations and the construction of the demonstrator “passenger car" and “Segway” for shared use.

Furthermore, the teams deal with the influence of collectively used mobility resources on the entire mobility system, and they research the success factors and approaches for the market penetration of car sharing.

The Mobility Technologies and Urban Mobility teams consist of specialists with scientific training in the fields of engineering (mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics, and computer sciences), the natural sciences (chemistry, physics) and the social sciences (economic sciences). We are thus able to shed light on various topics of projects from a range of specialist disciplines. Our experience in managing publicly funded projects, dealing with business networks and bi-lateral industrial projects provides us with the necessary project management competence.


Competences of Fraunhofer ISE

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE is the largest solar energy research institute in Europe. The GeMo project makes use of expertise from the fields of power electronics and the intelligent control of consumers and producers.

Thus conductive and inductive charging technology is being developed at Fraunhofer ISE. The inductive charging point will allow the bidirectional flow of energy of up to 22 kW. In addition, intelligent charging management for both kinds of charging technologies will be developed. It will take into consideration not only booking data but also network conditions. Many years of experience and numerous projects can be exploited in both the field of intelligent energy systems as well as power electronics. For many years now, Fraunhofer ISE has been involved in setting new standards in the field of power electronic converters for renewable energy and holds the world record for PV inverter efficiency (99%). The charging management is primarily based on years of experience in the field of the system control of renewable, distributed producers and consumers. Several projects with regard to this have been carried out in European and German consortia.

Competences of Fraunhofer IVI

The Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI is responsible for the development of mobility services for shared mobility users as part of the GeMo project.

This includes implementing a scheduling system that has been specially tailored to the meet the needs of the electric mobility planning system. The institute has extensive experience in designing and implementing applications for mobile terminals with a focus on intelligent solutions for users of local public transport (LPT), e.g. in the form of journey planners (Intermobil, MOSAIQUE projects) or real-time navigation in the EU SMART-WAY project. Fraunhofer IVI also has expertise in the field of mobile platforms and operating systems (Android, iPhone, HTML5, Javascript, etc.), as well as researchers in various fields of communication and location technologies for smartphones (mobile, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, Galileo, inertial sensors).


Competences of Fraunhofer ESK

The main objectives of the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication Systems ESK within the project GeMo are aimed at providing an in-vehicle telematic unit (On-Board Unit, OBU) that ensures vehicle-related functionalities to support the shared mobility. In order to dynamically exchange data between the mobility components, ESK will define the interfaces for the communication of the OBU with the cloud, the smartphone and the charging station. A further focus will be the development of a high accuracy vehicle positioning system for inductive charging.

The Automotive business unit team at Fraunhofer ESK has already a background in the research areas of intelligent mobility and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication (european projects MOBINCITY, SmartV2G) besides extensive expertise in vehicle-to-environment networking focused on the development of new services and functions for driver assistance systems. The ESK core competences can be mainly classified in the fields of wired transmission technologies, local wireless networks, reliable Ethernet and IP communication, adaptive systems, model-based software design and validation, multicore software.


Competences of Fraunhofer IIS

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has a wide range of localisation technologies that can be combined with each specific application. Within the framework of the GeMo project, satellite-based position data from a GNSS receiver are fused with wireless data (awiloc®) to provide seamless positioning. Especially in urban areas, where the shading effects of buildings, trees and the like can lead to the restricted reception of satellite signals, wireless signals usefully complement the positioning solution and could compensate for any gaps (in reception). This means that accurate position data of various users (e.g. cars, pedestrians or Segways) can reliably be made available.

The Fraunhofer IIS, based in Erlangen and other locations in Germany, is the largest institution in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Besides satellite and Wi-Fi-based location services, the institute also enjoys expertise in the field of motion classification as well as battery management.



Competences of the Fraunhofer FOKUS

Fraunhofer FOKUS, the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, works within the GeMo project to implement a mobility data cloud. The mobility data cloud is intended to enable free access to the provision and processing of mobility data, to create services and, ultimately, to serve the interfaces to app developers.

The aim is to create an open ecosystem of data sources and suppliers. The Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems is developing vendor-neutral solutions for the information and communication systems of the future. The Berlin-based Institute is conducting research into what contribution information and communication have to make in order to make living together more convenient and secure, and is thereby addressing the key challenges of social development and the smart cities of tomorrow. This mainly includes access to information, the sustainable and economic use of resources, networked mobility and modern public administration. As part of its research, Fraunhofer FOKUS is forging bridges between businesses, public administration, users and citizens.