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Avoid the snowstorm: The Cross-CPP* project paves the way for new apps and services.

The future of mobility is our great passion. We want to enable you to experience it and – even more importantly – make it usable. The Cross-CPP* project will pave the way for many new apps and services.

For example, could you imagine that your vehicle could predict the weather for others? Or at least contribute to making weather forecasts? While you are on the road in your Volkswagen, your vehicle provides you with a range of information: For example, it shows you the outside temperature and a sensor calculates the amount of rainfall to adjust the windscreen wipers accordingly. If necessary, the electronic stabilisation program (ESP) may warn you.

This data is useful, but it can become even more useful when it is combined with the data from other vehicles:

With this data, we can create forecasts for your planned trips. If data from other vehicles indicates potential hazards, the system can even suggest an alternative route. A true milestone on the road to autonomous driving!

Sounds handy? This is how an application based on the Cross-CPP* project, which is supported by the EU, could look like: The project connects data from different industries. Siemens is one of the companies, alongside Volkswagen, that participates in this research project and provides information in the fields of building automation and charging infrastructure.

The chart illustrates the process:
1) Product manufacturers and other partners generate and transfer data.
2) Data is then converted into the uniform CPP format.
3) Data is stored in the cloud and available anytime.
4) Depending on the type of service, different sets of data will be provided and used.
5) This is how we create applications and services with many benefits for you and others.
The fact that the data will be used by different cooperation partners and stored in a uniform format offers many new opportunities. From useful to entertaining, many things will be possible. Finding a charging station for an electric vehicle and displaying the remaining charging time are just two out of many possible options.

* Cross-CPP stands for “Ecosystem for Services based on integrated Cross-sectorial Data Streams from multiple Cyber Physical Products and Open Data Sources”. This is solely a research project and does not include product development.