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Heisig, P., Jeroschewski, S. E., Kristan, J., Höttger, R., Banijamali, A., & Sachweh, S. (n.d.). Bridging the Gap between SUMO & Kuksa: Using A Traffic Simulator for Testing Cloud-based Connected Vehicle Services. Presented at the SUMO User Conference 2019.

Bridging the gap between SUMO and Kuksa : using a traffic simulator for testing cloud-based connected vehicle services

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Author: Heisig, Philipp1; Jeroschewski, Sven Erik2; Kristan, Johannes2;
Organizations: 1Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Institute for the Digital Transformation of Application and Living Domains, Dortmund, Germany
2Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Berlin, Germany
3Empirical Software Engineering in Software, Systems and Services (M3S), Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: EasyChair, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-03-10


The emerging usage of connected vehicles promises new business models and a high level of innovation, but also poses new challenges for the automotive domain and in particular for the connectivity dimension, i. e. the connection between vehicles and cloud environments including the architecture of such systems. Among other challenges, IoT Cloud platforms and their services have to scale with the number of vehicles on the road to provide functionality in a reliable way, especially when dealing with safety-related functions. Testing the scalability, functionality, and availability of IoT Cloud platform architectures for connected vehicles requires data from real world scenarios instead of hypothetical data sets to ensure both the proper functionality of distinct connected vehicle services and that the architecture scales with a varying number of vehicles. However, the closed and proprietary nature of current connected vehicle solutions aggravate the availability of both vehicle data and test environments to evaluate different architectures and cloud solutions. Thus, this paper introduces an approach for connecting the Eclipse SUMO traffic simulation with the open source connected vehicle ecosystem Eclipse Kuksa. More precisely, Eclipse SUMO is used to simulate traffic scenarios including microscopic properties like the position or emission. The generated data of each vehicle is then be sent to the message gateway of the Kuksa IoT Cloud platform and delegated to an according example service that consumes the data. In this way, not only the scalability of connected vehicle IoT architectures can be tested based on real world scenarios, but also the functionality of cloud services can be ensured by providing context-specific automotive data that goes beyond rudimentary or fake data-sets.

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Series: EPiC series in computing
ISSN: 2398-7340
ISSN-E: 2398-7340
ISSN-L: 2398-7340
Pages: 213 - 229
DOI: 10.29007/9kkv
Host publication: SUMO User Conference 2019, May 13-15 Berlin, Germany
Host publication editor: Behrisch, Michael
Bieker-Walz, Laura
Hilbrich, Robert
Weber, Melanie
Conference: SUMO User Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This work has been partially funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under funding no. 01|S16047D as part of the APPSTACLE-Public project.
Copyright information: © The Authors 2019.