...with cognitive sensors, blockchain and the Industrial Data Space.
In this logistics showcase of the Fraunhofer cluster Cognitive Internet Technologies, a "Cognitive Sensor Connector" functions as an edge device, which processes the extensive raw data of the connected sensors (temperature, position, acceleration, vibration, etc.) directly during data acquisition and converts them into "Smart Data".
The data is stored in a special blockchain - the "trackchain". Supply and production chains can be tracked across national and company borders and recorded in a traceable history.
The ability to share real-time information in a controlled, i.e. data sovereign and secure manner is a prerequisite for new business models and sustainable new value chains. The "International Data Space" is a trustworthy, distributed infrastructure for cross-company data exchange. It makes it possible to retain control over one's own data and to use it economically and cooperatively in a trustworthy, secure, decentrally managed data space.n.