22. September 2016 Press Release

At the IZB, the fog warning comes from the cloud

in-tech presents telematics solution for Car2X communication

The car of tomorrow thinks for itself - and warns other road users of dangers. At the International Suppliers Fair (IZB) in Wolfsburg, in-tech is presenting a simulator with which such systems can already be experienced today in a wide variety of scenarios. One of these is fog warning from the cloud. The simulator was developed by in-tech subsidiary c4c engineering. The Braunschweig-based subsidiary, which specializes in vehicle software, is presenting itself at the IZB together with its parent company in-tech and will in future only appear under the joint brand name.

As soon as sensors on a vehicle detect a wall of fog, a warning is sent via the cloud to all other vehicles in the vicinity. The warning appears in the dashboard of these vehicles, and the driver can adjust to the situation. At the IZB in Wolfsburg, c4c engineers have set up a driving simulator for this purpose. It allows visitors to the fair to drive through Wolfsburg and the surrounding area, together with simulated road users.

A wall of fog is generated by pressing a button outside the driving simulator and virtually covers part of the driving route. As soon as one of the cars detects this wall of fog, a warning is transmitted to the cloud, which forwards it to the simulator and displays a warning message there. The drive in the simulator can be followed directly on a large screen at in-tech's booth in Hall 3, Booth 107.

"Of course, many types of sensor data can be recorded, securely transmitted, evaluated and displayed with our telematics solution," says Dr. Lutz Kelch, Managing Director at c4c engineering GmbH. "Cost-effective is the use of a cell phone, e.g. for the automatic recording of driving distance and time and for communication with the cloud. The evaluation can thereby be web-based via any terminal device; this way, among other things, an efficient fleet management can be realized."

In addition to the exhibit on the topic of Car2X communication, in-tech will also present services for the trend topics of autonomous driving, intelligent safeguarding and security.

The scenario on display at the IZB consists in detail of:

  • A driving simulator based on a Unity Engine and the CityEngine from Esri®.

  • A fog sensor for the detection of fog

  • The telematics solution Car2X-Box for data acquisition of the sensor and a secure communication with the cloud

  • A cloud service based on Microsoft Azure for data processing and alert generation

  • A fog detector for displaying the warning in the combined display

About in-tech

in-tech shapes digitalization in the automotive industry, rail transport and industry. The company develops solutions for the automotive, eMobility, transport systems and smart industry sectors. The developers and engineers at in-tech work, for example, on topics such as autonomous driving, electromobility, digital rail or smart industrial production.

The company was founded in 2002 and has been consistently growing ever since. in-tech currently employs around 1700 people at locations in Germany, Austria, the USA, China, the UK, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Spain and Romania. The owner-managed company shines as an excellent employer with an outstanding corporate culture: the company has already received several awards for its good working atmosphere, internal team spirit and excellent work-life balance.

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