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Value-added collaboration between companies

Optimal added value and the highest level of customer satisfaction cannot be generated alone. Especially in the automotive sector and for manufacturers of industrial components, the usually complex products are the result of an interplay between different companies or suppliers. By using these existing synergies even more broadly, the full potential of semantic data homogenization can unfold. The basis is an open ecosystem with jointly developed open source approaches.

Committees and associations to promote an open ecosystem

Committees and associations around the world are working to maximize synergies and are actively contributing to the open ecosystem. Thanks to the heterogeneity of the participants, specific industry, manufacturing and IT knowledge flows into the development of open source approaches. Together, the defined goals can be achieved faster and more efficiently. Bosch is involved in the leading initiatives on the topic of data homogenization and semantics.

Catena-X

Catena-X

Catena-X

The Catena-X Automotive Network aims to create an open ecosystem for the efficient and secure exchange of information between companies in the automotive industry. The focus is on benefits and added value for all participants in the network while maintaining data sovereignty and data security in accordance with European values and legal requirements (Gaia-X). Bosch is a member of the Catena-X Automotive Network e.V. and is also actively involved in the publicly funded Catena-X development project.

Catena-X Automotive Network
IDTA

IDTA

IDTA

The Industrial Digital Twin Association (IDTA) is the central point of contact for digital twin technology in industry – an alliance of active developers working together to make the digital twin usable for industry through open technologies. IDTA's main project is the Asset Administration Shell (ASS). Bosch is an active member of the board and heads the "Open Technology" working group.

IDTA
Open Manufacturing Platform

Open Manufacturing Platform

Open Manufacturing Platform

The Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) aims to accelerate the development of innovative Industry 4.0 solutions in the automotive and manufacturing industry – with an open community approach as well as a strong technology platform. Bosch is one of the five Steering Committee members and leads the working group "Semantic Data Structuring".

Open Manufacturing Platform
COVESA

COVESA

COVESA

This open, collaborative technology alliance is driving the full potential of connected vehicles. Members of COVESA are automotive manufacturers, Tier1 suppliers, and technology companies. Bosch is actively participating in the development and extension of VSS and the VSS ontology to create a common understanding of vehicle signals across the automotive industry for data-driven mobility services.

COVESA

Open source tools and specifications

The open source tools and specifications developed in numerous initiatives to promote open industry standards are part of the Bosch Semantic Stack. At the same time, they are freely usable by all companies that want to drive data homogenization. Non-invasive, low-threshold, and incorporating native IT infrastructure, they also enable small and medium-sized companies to fully participate in digitalization in the automotive sector and in the manufacturing of industrial components.

BAMM Aspect Meta Model – a global and open specification

BAMM Aspect Meta Model – a global and open specification

To be understood and reused beyond their own organization, aspect models must all have the same specification. This is achieved by using the open and standardized BAMM Aspect Meta Model. A meta model specifies globally how aspect models must be defined together with their structure, properties, and relations – a semantic basic recipe, so to speak, according to which every aspect model must be designed to be (machine) readable.

Aspect Model Editor – low-threshold entry into the BAMM world

Aspect Model Editor – low-threshold entry into the BAMM world

The Aspect Model Editor is a graphical no-code editor that enables the intuitive creation of aspect models – and at the same time helps to understand this abstract construct and to use it comprehensively and across companies. With the help of predefined creation rules, selection options and validation of individual work steps, the Aspect Model Editor coaches users through the process. It teaches the BAMM Aspect Meta Model and its underlying semantic concepts step-by-step in a "learning by doing" style.

BAMM-CLI and Software Development Kits – programming interfaces easily

BAMM-CLI and Software Development Kits – programming interfaces easily

The variety of programming environments used within the open ecosystem makes interface programming necessary. This is where the BAMM Command Line (BAMM CLI) comes into play; a command line interface that makes the development flow between different applications easier and more efficient by automatically generating or validating artifacts. Within the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP), user-friendly software development kits specifically for Java, JavaScript and Python enable a vibrant community around the BAMM Aspect Meta Model.

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