RAN – RFID-based Automotive Network RAN
The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) is funding the research project "RAN - RFID-based Automotive Network" as part of a lighthouse project "Internet of Things". RAN’s objective is to develop new control concepts for networks of the automotive industry. In addition to the technical data linking of companies through an information broker concept - the projects aims to create process and communication standards so that the entire industry will profit. The starting point is the network-wide usage of RFID technology, which will be implemented at different points at the project partner businesses.
Project partners are automotive manufacturers, suppliers, IT and software providers, technology suppliers and scientific institutions. Among the industrial companies are the enterprises Daimler, BMW, Bosch, DHL, IBM, SAP and Siemens. The full presentation of the consortium is available on the following website.
The tasks of the Fraunhofer IML include the process and data standardization and the development of logistics assistance systems. The department Enterprise Planning mainly supports the process mappings in the functional areas production and logistics. The results are prerequisite for the development of standards and further innovations. The team members work closely with the department Supply Chain Engineering.