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Eclipse Kuksa: Developing an open source connected vehicle ecosystem

Steffen Evers (Bosch Software Innovations GmbH)
2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Edge computing
Location: E146
Level: Beginner
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Software developers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with cloud architectures and the automotive domain

What you'll learn

  • Explore the Eclipse Kuksa project and learn how it is helping realize a car-to-cloud system


The rise of autonomous driving increases the need for online services based on vehicle-to-cloud interaction. One way to provide such functionality, especially regarding the cloud backend services, is to leverage existing open source technologies.

Steffen Evers offers an overview of the newly established Eclipse Kuksa project—part of the Eclipse IoT working group—which aims to establish an open connected vehicle ecosystem. The project should be seen as an umbrella that combines existing IoT projects and tailors them to the custom needs of a connected vehicle ecosystem. It addresses a multitude of challenges, for example managing a large number of vehicles and network bandwidth limitations. Steffen explores the Eclipse Kuksa project and demonstrates common use cases.

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Steffen Evers

Bosch Software Innovations GmbH

Steffen Evers is head of open source services at Bosch Software Innovations, where he leads the team that provides development services for open source software essential to the company and consults on strategy, community work, software management, and compliance processes in the area of OSS. For nearly 20 years, Steffen has researched, taught, and promoted open source development and supported various companies in the use of OSS to achieve their business objectives.