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Research Project PARCELMAN
  The Research Institute for Operations Management (FIR) and the Institut for Work Science at the RWTH Aachen (IAW) design a concept for more efficiency in last mile parcel delivery. The technology approach and guideline in this project is covered completely by  adisoft. The focus herein in set on mobile data communications and the integration of mobile data services and applications in the logistics and process chain of such companies.  „ParcelMan” has been launched on the first of October 2001. Its goal is to enable messenger, express and parcel services to deliver higher values and logistic services to their customers. Technology-wise possible implementations and desirables have to match employees and customers in order to become efficient for the business.

Having in mind that a numerous new demands are raised for delivery services by the growing influence of electronic data exchange in business processes, we face the challenge to provide solutions that covers the touched areas all alike:logistics, personnel policy measures and technology.

Customers today expect to have control over the status of their delivery in real-time. The distribution of goods has to be performed in shorter and shorter time frames. Practically, these demands require a total renunciation from the traditional process chains. Flexible processes modules need to be introduced that incorporate the customer. The service employee on site the „ParcelMan”, will gain more responsibility within the whole business process and he will operate on a higher level of decision making and service quality. Nevertheless, the workload for these employees may not grow.

So the project aims to enable value-added high quality services to todays portfolio and provide the necessary control and management tools for this approach. The technology target is to provide  a sustainable IT infrastructure plus guidelines on how to introduce it operationally.

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Research Project VIVIAN
  Mobile communications, personal computing and distributed information services and applications come together. Existing commercial platforms for mobile devices need a technology push to fulfill the demands of this new market.

In the future, mobile users of such distributed information services will obtain accompanying information when asking for an address (for example). Possible adds in case of address researches may be a detailed map and routefinder as well as historical information and opening hours. The aim of adisoft in this project has been to identify, design and implement a platform for reliable and secure mobile data communications within a components-based architecture that is completed and implemented in various devices through the cooperation partners. This platform offers open and state-of-the-art interfaces based on accepted standards. This way, a compatibility guide allows all applications to apply the given functionality. Due to the market moves in devices and mobile applications Java technology has been chosen for the user application interfacing.

The VIVIAN project wants to provide such a platform in order to enable thrid parties to make their applications mobile without huzzles. A variety of software problems had to be solved on the way. But the VIVIAN projects succeeded in providing the platform plus a number of applications that demonstrate how add-on services can be integrated, how they add to the mobile users convinience and how sustainable technology can help the market grow. The specification and description of the VIVIAN platform is available to developers of mobile applications in terms of Developer's Guide. The VIVIAN Internet homepage makes these research results available to the public.:

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Car Flash

Research Project Car-Flash
  car-flash - Remote update of vehicle controllers
In new vehicles, especially cars, you will find about 70 different controlles for higher safety, user comfort and entertainment. Although these components have very different tasks to fulfill, they have to communicate and interoperate with each other. in complex car network and process scheme. Errors in the software of one single controller can generate misbehaviours of otherwise correctly working components, and so the whole network functionality may become error-prone and instable.  Manufacturers have to find ways to prevent such interworking error situations in their vehicles. This is the only way to reduce the number of cost-intensive call backs or controller update necessities within standard maintenance routines.

CarMediaLab (Bruchsal) and adisoft systems (Berlin) cooperate in a two years project (until end of 2010) which wants to show a prototype that will enable controller flash updates over the air. This project is founded by the German Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology based on a resolution of the German Parliament. First task within the project is to define the operational scenario for such remote flash updates, i.e. the actual conditions needed for an update, rollback mechanisms to recover from faulty updates or other failure situations and the match of minimum computing ressources that can be provided by some embedded car system (size, energy consumption, etc.). The prototype is meant to run in experimental vehicles and test carriers of the manufacturers. These fleets are operated for various evaluations and their number is somewhere in the four-digit area. The mobile update distribution allows optimized and centralized control of a homogenous software flash covering all vehicles. This way the frequently required updates in experimental fleets can be managed in a much shorter time and with under total control.  Via successful operation within experimental cars the solution will be transported to the mass production later.