The old chestnut of fully automatic cars trundled a little bit closer with the development of EM2P by the European research group EMMA:
“We sought to hide the underlying complexity of in-car embedded sensors so that developers could quickly design new applications with existing electronics,” explains Antonio Marqués Moreno, coordinator of the EMMA project. “EMMA will foster cost-efficient ambient intelligence systems with optimal performance, high reliability, reduced time-to-market and faster deployment.”
The project hopes that, by hiding the complexity of the underlying infrastructure, its work will open up new prospects in the field of embedded, cooperating wireless objects.
The key of the idea is to make a middleware application between the embedded sensors in cars and designers who want to develop interesting and useful applications.
it could also work between cars – opening the prospect of cooperating cars – and, of course, it can work with traffic infrastructure like lights, warning signs, and other signalling information. All of this via the same middleware platform.
Also a possible route of entry for a hypothetical Internet of Things.