Software robot helps in first responder projects

by Barry Gander

Areas for mutual development between researchers on first responder issues have been identified by a software robot that ‘reads’ online documents.

Barry Gander
Barry Gander, chair, Networked Vehicle Association

The CIRILab software engine was recently employed to read the online documents from 50 Canadian and 50 U.S.-based first responder organizations.  The software focussed on finding links between the city of Stratford, and Clemson University in South Carolina.  Clemson is a hot-bed of wireless vehicle research.

The software found areas that will be explored in joint projects that unite the digital workforce of Waterloo and Stratford region, with the test-bed requirements of Clemson.  The university serves many car makers, including BMW and Volkswagen.

Stratford’s Mayor Dan Mathieson Mathieson said the traditional automotive supply chain is focused on cost-efficient production of physical parts, systems and engineering services. In next-generation vehicles, large parts of the new automotive supply chain will be built around software applications, digital content and network services. Now, the new automotive supply chain is the development of powerful linkages to collaborate on the delivery of digital services to the consumer in the vehicle. “Proven business models for software, digital content and network services from the information and communication industry need to be customized to the requirements of the automotive industry,” said Mathieson.   CATA i CANADA IT World Blog NVA Graph May 2 12



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