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TTTech, the leading supplier of dependable networking solutions based on time-triggered technology and modular safety platforms, successfully coordinated the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking project "INDEXYS" throughout its 36 month project life-time. INDEXYS was the first attempt to prove that an architectural template for the design of embedded systems leads to considerable advantages when applied in various industrial domains.
ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking is a public-private partnership with the European Commission regarding embedded systems, with more than 200 members representing their organizations in the industry association. Each year an ARTEMIS call for innovative project proposals is launched and selected projects are co-funded by the European Commission and the 22 countries that joined the ARTEMIS-JU. INDEXYS is a European Commission FP7 research and development project, co-funded by the public private partnership ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking and national authorities of the consortium partner countries Austria, Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands. INDEXYS stands for "INDustrial EXploitation of the genesYS cross-domain architectures". TTTech successfully coordinated the project.
As an expert for embedded systems with its core markets including the automotive, aerospace and industrial segments, TTTech significantly contributed to the successful outcome of the project. The overall objective of INDEXYS was to demonstrate added values of the development of a standardized approach such as the reduction of costs and shorter time-to-market. These added values are congruent with TTTech's key priorities as a supplier in the field of embedded systems.
INDEXYS was the first project proving that embedded system providers can gain extraordinary benefits when relying on a "cross-industrial" domain approach. A so-called architectural template had been developed in the previous EC-founded project GENESYS. INDEXYS was the first attempt to prove that such a template can be used efficiently in various industrial domains at reduced development times and costs. In order to illustrate such "paradigm shifting" strategies in the design and development of embedded systems, INDEXYS deployed demonstrators with application designs using the GENESYS architecture in the automotive, aerospace and railway domains.
"Research and development carried out in INDEXYS will contribute significantly to mastering current and future challenges for embedded systems. The results will also support various European industries across different application domains in further improving their technological leadership. In addition, a positive impact for both OEMs and the European supplier industry is expected," explains Dr. Stefan Poledna, member of the executive board at TTTech.
The INDEXYS project consortium consisted of the four industrial partners AUDI AG, EADS Deutschland GmbH, NXP Semiconductors Netherlands B.V. and Thales Rail Austria GmbH, the four academia partners Delft University of Technology, Technical University of Darmstadt, Technical University of Kaiserslautern and Vienna University of Technology as well as of the two SME partners OptXware Research and Development Ltd. and TTTech Computertechnik AG as a coordinator. TTTech accepted the Recognition Certificate for the successful completion of INDEXYS on behalf of the project consortium at this year's ARTEMIS-JU Spring Event in Brussels.