T3C Sustainability testmodule for Transport Travel Traffic and Construction mashinery
|IVL SVENSKA MILJÖINSTITUTET AB - IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet, Göteborg
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 400 000
|August 2017 - February 2018
Purpose and goal
The project was based on the observation that development of IT systems for the transport sector can be complicated by the need to create unique multiple integrations with manufacturers´ APIs. The purpose of the project was to investigate the feasibility of establishing a development environment in which software vendors could develop and function test integrations with a variety of machine and vehicle manufacturers interface for accessing vehicle data. The goal was to answer the question if it is recommendable to launch a project with the purpose of establishing such a test bed.
Expected results and effects
The project´s starting point was confirmed in contacts with software developers, insofar as integration with the OEMs´ APIs was resource intensive, especially in initial work phases. Several companies were contacted and although the proposal for a test environment was new, several developers felt that one would benefit them well. A willingness to pay for a test environment exists but is assessed to be limited. Interest from OEMs was less pronounced, which could be due to reluctance related to that a ‘help-system’ for third-party suppliers could boost competition with own IT products.
Planned approach and implementation
The study was conducted by formulating the proposed test bed equipped with real-time data flow from vehicles in operation. Swedish IT developers with systems that contains API integrations was interviewed about their needs, interests and willingness to pay for the proposed test bed. A workshop with invited representatives of both actors groups was conducted with the aim of capturing additional aspects. Telematics Valley utilized its networking meetings to capture additional views and needs. The study concluded that the need and willingness to pay is not large enough.