ProSyst Plays Key Role in Developing Global System for Telematics

5/25/2004 - ProSyst Software AG is a key player in the GST consortium, a European-funded telematics project which is coordinated by Ertico and is part of the Sixth Framework Programme. The project began in March 2004 and is scheduled to run for three years. Further partners include, Fiat, Volvo, Daimler Chrysler and Siemens VDO.

The vision of GST concentrates on the ability of all future drivers to access safety, efficiency, and comfort-enhancing services anywhere in Europe by using an integrated and standardized on-board telematics system. GST will create an open framework architecture for end-to-end in-vehicle telematics that can provide two-way data and voice communication between a service provider and an end-user subscriber. This allows for enhanced business models and after-sales opportunities while providing the driver with a broad variety of infotainment services on request.

The project is carried out via a series of workshops and also includes on-site development in cooperation with automotive OEMs in Europe. As a key player, ProSyst supports this development by providing its telematics expertise and OSGi-based software. At least two test sites will deploy ProSyst's mPower Remote Manager, a powerful back-end solution that enables the seamless delivery of services, remote administration and management, as well as the exchange of data between cars and manufacturers, network operators and external service providers.

ProSyst participates in the BMW-led Munich test site and is also involved with Ford, Opel and the District of Offenbach in the international test site at Rüsselsheim/Aachen, along with several European companies from Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. In addition, this test site is headed by Ford and ProSyst, whose Product Manager, Kai Hackbarth, is the Co-Test Site Leader.

The GST project is thematically divided into several sub-projects, such as End-to-End Security, Safety Channel or Rescue (e.g. Emergency Calls). ProSyst is involved in the Open Systems, Service Payment and EFCD (Enhanced Floating Car Data) sub-projects and will contribute to the specification of a reference implementation for several test sites. ProSyst is also a member of the Core Architecture Group, where the common architecture will be specified and is leader of the requirements and use cases work package 2.

Specially developed for the automotive industry, ProSyst's mBedded Server Telematics Edition is a high-performance, open, modular, reliable, and scalable software solution that meets automotive requirements and fulfils the need for a network integration platform for vehicles. It enables interoperability within the in-vehicle network and amongst its components for remote diagnostics and maintenance. Further, it makes possible the dynamic delivery and update of safety, information and entertainment-related services from gateway operators or service providers.

Dr. Dimitar Valtchev, CTO of ProSyst Software AG, affirms: "Our highly-skilled team of developers and consultants is looking forward to bring our expertise and know-how into this project and to consolidate our position as the leading OSGi-software provider. Many companies from the telematics sector already trust our products and we feel honoured to work together with many more global automotive players."

Peter van der Perre, Ertico's Project Manager for GST: "GST will profit from ProSyst's extensive and outstanding knowledge in telematics and infotainment software. ProSyst is a well-known and highly appreciated partner in the automotive industry and has proven to be a reliable and highly competent ERTICO member with great telematics products. We are delighted to also be cooperating with ProSyst within the GST project where ProSyst plays an important role."

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