Northville, Mich., May 11, 2017 – IAV Automotive Engineering, Inc., a leading engineering services firm, will utilize a BMW i3 demo vehicle to showcase its latest advancements in connectivity at Internet of Things World 2017, taking place May 16-18 in California. The vehicle, a collaborative development between IAV and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), is representative of IAV’s ongoing efforts to further bridge the technology gap between Detroit and Silicon Valley.
Through the partnership, the companies created a sophisticated system that integrates data from separate vehicle bus systems within a central, in-car system unit. The vehicle, which features the HPE Universal Internet of Things (IoT) and an HPE Edgeline micro gateway, is able to carry out ongoing communications with numerous interfaces and control all connected systems and specific applications. Prior to this advancement, the exchange of data among all bus systems and surrounding external systems was not possible. However, by utilizing server-based bidirectional gateways to connect and control internal systems and sensors, this collaborative solution streamlines the monitoring and management of connected systems in the vehicle. The new system can control applications, such as closing a convertible’s roof due to the rain sensor data received from other vehicles on the road. Additionally, this BMW i3 concept treats data packets separately, allowing it to properly analyze the data to meet specific security requirements and prevent unauthorized access.
IAV’s partnership with HPE on the BMW i3 demo vehicle is just one way that IAV is working with IT experts to develop connected solutions and capitalize on the capabilities that both Detroit and Silicon Valley bring to the table. From concept to completion, IAV plans to continue to utilize its presence in both Detroit and California, with its New Mobility Center in San Carlos, to enhance these partnerships and bridge the gap between the IT and automotive industries. The New Mobility Center acts as an extension of IAV’s metro Detroit offices, also providing a more accessible support system to IAV’s West Coast customers.
“IAV strongly believes that the key to the future of mobility lies in cross-industry collaborations. By expanding our reach across industries, we will continue to play a prominent role in making the vehicle an extension of our connected lives,” said Martin Richter, vice president of Vehicle Systems at IAV. “We are thrilled to bring our BMW i3 demo vehicle to Internet of Things World 2017, where we can showcase IAV’s progress and also see how others in the IoT sector are working together to create the vehicles of the future.”
Those visiting the HPE display to check out IAV’s exhibit, located at booth 202 near the main entrance, will have the opportunity to interact with technology experts from both companies and discuss the BMW i3’s capabilities, as well as other connected technologies.
In addition to the IAV exhibit at the HPE booth, Dr. Jan Gacnik, head of Distributed Systems at IAV GmbH, and Nianfeng Wan, senior engineer at IAV’s New Mobility Center, will be presenting a public forum at Connected & Autonomous Vehicles 2017, co-located with Internet of Things World, titled: How IoT and Machine Learning Drives Connected Vehicle Architectures. The presentation, which highlights the possibilities and limits to support flexibility and customization of modern vehicle architectures, will take place on Wednesday, May 17, at 2:20 p.m.
Internet of Things World 2017 is located in Santa Clara, California, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The event brings together more than 11,000 leaders in the IoT industry to learn, be inspired and help transform the world with IoT capabilities. For additional details about the event, please visit https://tmt.knect365.com/iot-world/.
About IAV in North America:
IAV Group is an engineering and technical consultancy servicing the global automotive industry with approximately 6,500 employees worldwide and more than 30 years of experience. As a recognized leader in the specification, design, development, validation and production launch of advanced vehicle and powertrain systems, IAV Automotive Engineering deploys a leading team of technical experts, engineering tools and program processes from its North American Headquarters in Northville, Michigan.