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Eclipse Foundation launches openMobility Working Group

At the SUMO User Conference, the openMobility Working Group was launched on May 13, 2019 under the umbrella of the Eclipse Foundation. Based on the Eclipse project Simulation of Urban Mobility (SUMO) that originated at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the new Working Group brings together researchers and industry to create a common simulation platform for urban areas in a collaborative open source environment. This framework will provide the tools for a detailed simulation of the movement of people and vehicles as well as their communication systems. It will be crucial for testing driver assistance systems, optimizing traffic as well as evaluating new business concepts such as Mobility-as-a-Service.

TESIS - as part of the Vector family - is a founding member of this working group together with the partners Bosch, DLR and Fraunhofer FOKUS. The partners contribute their respective competences and simulators to the working group.“Eclipse SUMO is at the core of the Eclipse openMobility Working Group,” said Dr. Robert Hilbrich of the German Aerospace Center. “It allows you to simulate the dynamics and interactions of almost all moving objects in a major city, also including motorways, railways or waterways. It’s very fast and supports not only passenger vehicles, but also buses, trains, trams, bicycles, motorbikes, pedestrians, ships, and even freight containers.” Dr. Jakob Kaths, Product Manager at TESIS points out:  “We believe that open standards leverage the development of future mobility technologies. That’s why our vehicle and environment simulation DYNA4 already supports OpenDRIVE, SUMO, ROS, FMI, and others.”