Truck Architecture for Functionality in the Cloud (TrAF-Cloud)

Purpose and goal: The purpose of this project is to provide the architectural basis for trucks that can efficiently and effectively integrate cloud services, including future third-party services. To this end, the project aims at designing a common reference on-board and off-board architecture that enables seamless and transparent allocation and execution of truck functions. Core components of the project also include devising monitoring and failover mechanisms, as well as an initial exploration of future truck service ecosystems. Expected results and effects: The project will create and demonstrate a reference platform that integrates on-board and off-board functionality. The utilisation of in-vehicle computation power will decrease for a certain class of applications (to be identified in the project) while maintaining adequate responsiveness with unchanged or increased quality of service. The integration lead times will decrease with several orders of magnitude for certain functionality. The project will demonstrate and evaluate the viability of a business-oriented ecosystem for transport solution services. Approach and implementation: The project will be run iteratively and demonstrators will be shown. The project will be run in cooperation and synkronized with Volvos internal architecture activities.

Partner organizations

  • Volvo Group (Private, Sweden)
  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • Combitech (Private, Sweden)
Start date 25/02/2019
End date The project is closed: 31/03/2022

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