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Eclipse Tractus-X

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 17:28 by Christian Wege
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Proposal State
Created
Background

The Catena-X alliance sees itself as an extensible ecosystem in which automotive manufacturers and suppliers, dealer associations and equipment suppliers, including the providers of applications, platforms and infrastructure, can all participate equally. The purpose of Catena-X is to create a uniform standard for information and data-sharing throughout the entire automotive value chain.

Tracks of pits on Mars are called Tractus Catena. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tractus_Catena A tractus is also a neural pathway https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nervenbahn.

Scope

Eclipse Tractus-X aims at the development of systems in support of the Catena-X network, with focus on quality management, logistics, maintenance, supply chain management and sustainability.

In the initial proof-of-concept phase, Eclipse Tractus-X explores possible implementation options for the defined application areas which have been jointly defined. With the help of a networked data infrastructure, these application areas can significantly help to boost productivity and improve sustainability along future value chains. Applications supporting production and development are planned for future phases.

The data network will create an important starting point for the industry to respond more efficiently to the challenges of digital transformation and to make better use of the opportunities offered by digitalisation.

Description

The companies involved want to increase the automotive industry’s competitiveness, improve efficiency through industry-specific cooperation and accelerate company processes through standardization and access to information and data. A special focus is also on SMEs, whose active participation is of central importance for the network’s success. That is why Catena-X has been conceived from the outset as an open network with solutions ready for SMEs, where these companies will be able to participate quickly and with little IT infrastructure investment. Tractus-X is meant to be the PoC project of the Catena-X alliance focusing on parts traceability.

Why Here?

The Eclipse Foundation provides a professional environment (governance, licensing, intellectual property management) for the future development of Eclipse Catena-X. These advantages facilitate the usage of an open source, extensible ecosystem in which automotive manufacturers and suppliers, dealer associations and equipment suppliers, including the providers of applications, platforms and infrastructure, can all participate equally.

Project Scheduling

Tractus-X and its involved parties intend to move to Eclipse as soon as possible. We hope to have the initial commit accomplished by 04/2021.

Future Work

Catena-X discusses to create a Collaborative Working Group in the Eclipse community in order to coordinate the building of an extensible ecosystem in which automotive manufacturers and suppliers, dealer associations and equipment suppliers, including the providers of applications, platforms and infrastructure, can all participate equally.

With the International Data Spaces (IDS) standard for data sovereignty, which also lays the foundation for the European cloud data infrastructure GAIA-X, the companies involved have already agreed on essential infrastructure foundations for project implementation. This is why many involved parties plan to contribute to other relevant FOSS projects such as Sovereign Cloud Stack.

Currently, there is no other comparable toolsuite available which provides a similar set of functionalities.

Mentors
Interested Parties
  • ARENA2036 e. V.
  • BASF SE
  • BMW AG
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
  • German Edge Cloud GmbH & Co. KG
  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • ISTOS GmbH
  • Mercedes-Benz AG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • SAP SE
  • Siemens AG
  • Schaeffler AG
  • SupplyOn AG
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Initial Contribution

Since this is a PoC project we do not yet have pre-existing code.

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