iNGENIOUS – video outlines architecture for smart manufacturing and smart transportation

iNGENIOUS has produced a video explaining its aims to design and evaluate next generation IoT solutions by implementing a four-level cross-layer architecture to empower smart manufacturing and smart transportation and logistic verticals.

The cross-layer architecture of iNGENIOUS is derived from the innovative functional and non-functional requirements that have been identified within six use cases spanning the complete supply chain from factory to customer by a truck, train and ship.

Improved production and logistics solutions

The first use case foresees improved production and logistics solutions with the use of 5G enabled multitasked automated robots in heterogeneous networked factory and warehouse environments. This use case includes innovations in the network level of the iNGENIOUS architecture targeting the interoperability of multiple wireless IoT technologies and interconnection with wired time-sensitive networking to enable tactile Internet where sensors and actuators synchronously work with latencies of a few milliseconds.

Monitoring transportation platform health

The second use case demonstrates how novel methods in monitoring transportation platform health can lower operational costs and lead to higher asset availability innovations. This use case is geared toward advancements in 4G, 5G, IoT connected Edge devices and data Edge loggers for use in novel neuromorphic data stream computing architecture from transportation to logistics.

Optimising the arrival and departure of trucks in maritime ports

The third use case for optimising the arrival and departure of trucks in maritime ports by developing situational understanding and predictive models innovations at the management and security level will allow for aggregated and secure ingestion of port and terminal data sources. Analytical and predictive services will be deployed at the smart applications level for prediction and optimisation of truck turnaround time.

Port safety

Port safety is addressed in the next use case ensuring employees will be safe away from hazardous working locations such as fuel terminals by enabling remote control transportation of goods with automated guided vehicles. Tactile Internet Edge computing and immersive enablers are among the chief innovations here including developments on the application network and things.

Intermodal asset tracking

This use case includes intermodal asset tracking via IoT connectivity and satellite technology to provide end-to-end enhanced real-time monitoring of shipping containers. Innovations will include smart IoT gateways allowing interoperability between heterogeneous IoT geolocation tracking devices when sailing through oceans without connectivity to terrestrial IoT networks.

Trust privacy and accountability in the supply chain ecosystem

The final use case addresses trust, privacy and accountability in the supply chain ecosystem providing efficient and secure data management from a single access point. Innovative interoperable layers will abstract the complexity of the underlying machine-to-machine platforms and DLT solutions network. AI will also be developed to optimise allocation of resources guaranteeing efficient network usage.

The iNGENIOUS consortium is formed by 21 partners from eight countries including network operators, telecom vendors and manufacturers, logistics industries, universities and research centers, and high-tech SMEs.

Learn more about the progress in the iNGENIOUS project by visiting the website.