Munich, Germany
Munich, Germany

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG , commonly known as BMW or BMW AG, is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916.BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria. It also owns and produces Mini cars, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad. In 2012, the BMW Group produced 1,845,186 automobiles and 117,109 motorcycles across all of its brands. BMW is part of the "German Big 3" luxury automakers, along with Audi and Mercedes-Benz, which are the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world. Wikipedia.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2009.6.1 | Award Amount: 28.41M | Year: 2010

The interactIVe project addresses the development and evaluation of next-generation safety systems for Intelligent Vehicles, based on active intervention. Safety technologies have shown outstanding capabilities for supporting the driver in hazardous situations. Despite their effectiveness, currently available systems are typically implemented as independent functions. This results in multiple expensive sensors and unnecessary redundancy, limiting their scope to premium-class vehicles.\nThe project is based on the concept that by integrating applications together, vehicle components may be shared among the various safety systems. This is accomplished in interactIVe by discrete architectural layers that are common to all applications. These provide large amounts of knowledge about the driver, state of the vehicle, and the environment to all interested applications. The overall result is an optimal use of resources, lower implementation costs, and ultimately a much broader acceptance of the technology.\nAlthough application and sensor fusion is an active area of study, substantial amount of research is still required before its commercial feasibility. By building upon current state-of-the-art technologies, interactIVe will develop next-generation safety systems based on three pillar concepts, namely continuous driver support, collision avoidance, and collision mitigation.\nThe core activities of the project will address the design and development of the Intelligent Vehicle Systems, whose capabilities will be shown in demonstrator vehicles. The project will be conducted through a coordinated effort from leading automotive industries, suppliers, and research institutes.\nBy demonstrating these results, interactIVe will significantly enhance the feasibility and attractiveness of next-generation safety systems, strengthening the position of European industries in the area of Intelligent Vehicles and e-Safety.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.1.1 | Award Amount: 26.75M | Year: 2012

In 2020, mobile and wireless traffic volume is expected to increase thousand-fold over 2010 figures. Moreover, an increase in the number of wirelessly-connected devices to counts in the tens of billions will have a profound impact on society. Massive machine communication, forming the basis for the Internet of Things, will make our everyday life more efficient, comfortable and safer, through a wide range of applications including traffic safety and medical services. The variety of applications and traffic types originating from or reaching mobile, WLAN, and sensor networks, will be significantly larger than today, and will result in more diverse requirements on services, devices and networks.\n\nMETIS is set up by leading global players to prepare the migration from todays mobile systems, focused on human communications, towards tomorrows multi-purpose global communication infrastructure, serving humans and things.\n\nThe main objective of METIS is to lay the foundation for, and to generate a European consensus on this future global mobile and wireless communications system. METIS will provide valuable and timely contributions to pre-standardisation and regulation processes, and ensure European leadership in mobile and wireless communications.\n\nMETIS will provide fundamentally new solutions which fit the needs beyond 2020. Research will be conducted on network topologies, radio links, multi-node, and spectrum usage techniques. Horizontal topics will be used to integrate the research results into a system concept that provides the necessary flexibility, versatility and scalability at a low cost. The METIS concept will be evaluated, and a roadmap will be generated.\n\nMETIS is a strong European consortium, completed by selected non-European partners to ensure global harmonisation. The consortium gathers major telecommunication stakeholders; vendors, operators and academic researchers, together with a new partner from the automotive industry to provide new insights


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2013.6.5 | Award Amount: 24.19M | Year: 2014

AdaptIVe will enhance the performance and improve the acceptance of automated driving of cars and trucks. The project develops new and integrated automated functions to improve traffic safety by minimizing the effects of human errors and to enhance traffic efficiency by smoother flows and reduced congestion.The approach is based on a shared control concept, assuring proper collaboration between the driver and the automation system. This is realised using cooperative vehicle technologies, advanced obstacle sensors and adaptive schemes where the level of automation dynamically responds to the situation and driver status.The project will demonstrate and evaluate eight advanced vehicles seven cars and one truck with various combinations of automated functions. These implementations will be based on the needs of different environments and levels of traffic complexity, including motorways, urban scenarios and close-distance manoeuvres. Several common features developed in these vehicles will establish fundamental building blocks for the future exploitation of automated driving, in terms of architecture, fault-tolerance, and human factors. Communication technologies will be employed as a key enabler of highly automated schemes supporting cooperative traffic and improving road safety.In addition to the technological and ergonomic aspects, AdaptIVe will address important legal issues that might impact on the successful market introduction of automated systems; in particular product liability and road traffic laws. It will identify the legal implications for manufacturers and drivers and examine the need for corresponding changes in regulation.By demonstrating these results, AdaptIVe will significantly improve the knowledge base for automated driving and strengthen the position of European industries in the area of Intelligent Vehicles and road safety.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: MG-7.2b-2014 | Award Amount: 1.58M | Year: 2015

Multifaceted research initiatives and field operational tests have proven the potential of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (C-ITS) to contribute to a safer, more flexible, mobile, sustainable and comfortable future society. In first deployment activities like the Cooperative ITS Corridor, SCOOP@F and COMPASS4D pilot projects,users will precociously experience the benefits of cooperative traffic safety and efficiency services, enabled by the integration of new technology (e.g. ETSI ITS G5) into vehicles and infrastructure. As a considerable stakeholder organisation, the Amsterdam Group pursues a harmonised C-ITS system realisation providing benefits to all users. It facilitates joint work for a growing variety of stakeholders such as road operators, automotive industry, cities and regions. The Coordination and Support Action COoperative ITS DEployment Coordination Support (CODECS) supports the European Commission and the manifold stakeholders involved in C-ITS deployment in finding strategic and technical policy solutions and processes for a consolidated C-ITS roll-out. CODECS serves as hub for transparent information and knowledge transfer on function approaches, experiences and lessons-learned by stakeholders active in the initial deployment. To ensure European-wide seamless (cross-border) interoperability and end-user experiences, CODECS develops a harmonised standards profile supporting a growing amount of C-ITS services. To address key organisational and technology related issues, CODECS will derive a strategic common road map from preferences of the involved stakeholders, giving direction for innovation, testing, standardisation and deployment beyond Day One. CODECS also supports future C-ITS common deployment by achieving a clear understanding on policies, roles and responsibilities. CODECS does convey these insights to the C-ITS deployment platform initiated by the European Commission and also to the Amsterdam Group.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.6.7 | Award Amount: 17.11M | Year: 2012

TEAM aims at developing systems for participants in transportation networks, which help them to behave better by explicitly taking into account the needs and constraints of other participants and the network itself. Focus will be placed upon decision-making in a time interval, above what is commonly associated with reactive safety (typically less than 5 seconds) and below long-term planning applications (typically 5 minutes and longer). In this interval human actors can employ modern technology to collaboratively devise socially optimal strategies. Thereby, we believe we will be able to reduce the social cost of traffic while increasing its efficiency and flexibility.\n\nThe project is built around four basic themes:\n\n1. Basic technologies to realise collaborative mobility: We will advance communication technologies that underpin V2X by integrating LTE technologies, and by developing an automotive cloud-computing platform to support advanced and decentralised traffic management algorithms.\n\n2. Infrastructure-centric technologies and algorithms for elastic mobility: We will develop proactive infrastructure-centric algorithms and technologies to enable behavioural change in order to improve transportation networks in a way that takes into account real-time needs and constraints of all network users.\n\n3. Distributed technologies and algorithms to realise elastic mobility: We will develop proactive user-, community- and group-centric algorithms and technologies to achieve (and complement) the goals of theme 2. The vision is to use nomadic devices such as smart phones or on-board units to realise massively distributed collaborative control and optimisation concepts.\n\n4. Demonstration: The success of the project will be demonstrated via innovative leading-edge cooperative applications and a Europe-wide mobility experiment to illustrate the systems benefits in a pan-European setting.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.6.6 | Award Amount: 14.63M | Year: 2011

ecoDriver addresses the need to consider the human element when encouraging green driving, since driver behaviour is a critical element in energy efficiency. The focus of the project is on technology working with the driver. The project aims to deliver the most effective feedback to drivers on green driving by optimising the driver-powertrain-environment feedback loop. It will carry out a substantial programme of work to investigate how best to win the support of the driver to obtain the most energy-efficient driving style for best energy use. Feedback coverage will include preview of the upcoming situation, optimising the current driving situation as well as post-drive feedback and learning. The project will address this across a wide range of vehicles -- e.g. cars, light trucks and vans, medium and heavy trucks and buses -- covering both individual and collective transport, and will optimise feedback to drivers for both nomadic devices and built-in systems and compare the effectiveness of each. The project will evaluate HMIs and feedback to drivers via both nomadic devices and built-in systems and compare the effectiveness of each. In each case a range of HMIs and feedback styles will be assessed. The project aims to examine driving not only with current and near-term powertrains but also with a full range of future vehicles, including various types of hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles. A comprehensive evaluation will be carried out both in the laboratory (a variety of driving simulators) and in real world driving in both the private and fleet contexts. Scenarios will be developed to assess the implications for the future effectiveness of green driving support. The target of ecoDriver is to deliver a 20% improvement in energy efficiency by autonomous means alone, which opens up the possibility of greater than 20% savings in combination with cooperative systems.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2009.6.2 | Award Amount: 2.98M | Year: 2011

PREFACE: This DoW for COMeSafety2 represents the third version since start of project. This update was necessary for various reasons:\n- delay of deliverables due to lack of resources or unavailable information\n- update of deliverables due to findings and recommendations of the 1st and 2nd Annual Review\n- re-alignment of goals and objectives of project and corresponding re-allocation of budget to partners.\n\nAccording to the recommendations of the 1st Annual Review in Q2/12 this DoW was updated in December 2012. Following the recommendations of the 2nd Annual Review in Q2/13 the project will be extended (by 3 month) until end of Q1/2014. This extension, in particular for the work packages WP2 and WP3 is used to integrate latest results regarding deployment of C-ITS and to update/ complete deliverables.\n\nThe COMeSafety2 project proposal aims at the coordination of the activities towards the realisation of cooperative systems on European roads. The project will support and coordinate the development of the necessary standards under the ITS standardisation mandate at ETSI and CEN. It will support the mutual validation and exploitation of programme results under the EU-US cooperation agreement by active participation in task forces and organisation of workshops. The project will push the finalisation and implementation of the European ITS Communications Architecture, taking up from the COMeSafety Support Action in FP6. The project will target international and especially intercontinental synergies of FOTs. The project will provide a platform to bring together all stakeholders to agree on technical solutions and will aim at roadmaps that will offer ways how to realize and implement research results in a developing real-world cooperative system environment. It will support the creation of the corresponding research agendas to address open technical issues, explore new fields and develop further innovations. It will promote technical advances, standards and agreements on cooperative systems to the stakeholders and a wider professional public, supporting the Intelligent Car Initiative and the eSafety Forum.


Patent
Robert Bosch GmbH and Bmw Ag | Date: 2014-07-21

A method for monitoring a motor vehicle includes: monitoring whether a speed of the motor vehicle indicates a stopping condition of the motor vehicle; detecting whether at least one vehicle operating condition indicating an imminent unintentional acceleration of the vehicle exists; and triggering a fault response if (i) the vehicle is in the stopping condition and (ii) the at least one vehicle operating condition indicating an imminent unintentional acceleration of the vehicle exists.


Patent
Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation and Bmw Ag | Date: 2015-04-22

A method of mitigating abnormalities in a first control command for controlling a power steering system is provided. The method generates a range signal indicative of a range of command values based on a plurality of input signals. The method determines whether the first control command is out of the range for longer than a predetermined duration of time. The method limits the first control command to the range and sends the limited first control command to the power steering system in response to determining that the first control command is out of the range for shorter than or equal to the duration of time.


Patent
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft and Bmw Ag | Date: 2015-09-16

The present invention provides a system and method for controlling the display of service fields. In an exemplary embodiment, a system for controlling the display of at least one service field about the status of at least one service-relevant component of a vehicle, comprises: a display configured to display said service field; a master connected to said display; an electronic control unit (ECU) comprising a client; and at least one sensor connected to said client and configured to sense the status of said component, wherein said master is configured to control the display to display said service field about said status only when said status is not up to a standard. An associated method is also disclosed. The proposed solution in this invention can flexibly display the service filed about the status of the service relevant component, thus enabling the driver to easily recognize the status of the vehicle.

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