Platform economy

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Started as a ROS workgroup, FIMA opened a new theme to study the potential of the platform economy in the context of autonomous mobile machines, to build new cooperation in the software business in the field and to move software development from separate projects towards the platform economy.

In this theme a new joint project has been prepared:
PEAMS: Platform Economy for Autonomous Mobile Machines Software Development

The project will address some of the major challenges in software development, such as

  • Software is complicated, large and without standards
  • Heavy SW development and maintenance costs
  • Vendor locking – all OEM software is in-house or made with partners with NDA
  • Sub-systems and interfaces are not compatible with other equipments or customer´s systems
  • SMEs have no markets to specialize and develop their own software
  • No tradition on ecosystems or use of open interfaces in large scale