Project: Platform for Smart Car to Car Content Delivery
Partners: EVOLEO Technologies, MECALBI, PT Innovation, IT – Institute of Telecommunications, ISEP – Superior Institute of Engineering of Porto, IPCB – Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco
Schedule: (01/07/2013 – 30/06/2015)
The project that originated this application is the Portuguese component of the European CarCoDe R&D. The CarCoDe project was approved as part of the ITEA-2 initiative (Information Technology for European Advancement), which in turn makes use of the EUREKA program.
Modern vehicles are like four-wheeled computers for which maintenance requires computer skills rather than use of hammers, screwdrivers and spanners. The vehicles are aware of not only their operational state but also their surroundings through sensors, radars and global positioning (GPS) capabilities. The newest trend is to allow vehicles to exchange information, thus making them networking. Therefore, the need for software-intensive in-vehicle applications and services is obvious. CarCoDe is the ICT expert’s response to develop a software platform for the automotive domain that evokes the generation of the traffic-service domain ecosystem. The aim is that the tools are automotive, device- and operating system independent software allowing third-party developers to generate new innovative applications.