Edge-computing: FogHorn and Porsche Seek Better Driver Experience

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Edge-computing: FogHorn and Porsche Seek Better Driver Experience

FogHorn, a leading developer of intelligent edge-computing software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) applications, today announced its completion of Program 6 of Startup Autobahn, the largest European innovation platform and accelerator connecting leading automotive organizations with promising startups.

FogHorn partnered with sports car manufacturer Porsche during the 100-day challenge to develop a prototype of more secure means for drivers to access vehicles by leveraging real-time video recognition with multi-factor authentication (MFA) measures.

Edge-computing FogHorn and Porsche

Porsche looks to the intelligent edge during Startup Autobahn challenge to accelerate innovation and performance with real-time video analytics.


During the Startup Autobahn in Stuttgart, Germany challenge, Porsche sought to enhance the driver experience, while increasing vehicle security. Drivers can enter their vehicle with real-time face detection and infrared video processing at the edge coupled with MFA via a device, such as a personal phone, without the need for a key fob. By leveraging edge-computing, connectivity to the cloud or a network is not necessary for the driver to access the vehicle. This means that a pre-registered driver need only walk toward the car for the doors to unlock.

During this 100-day challenge we partnered with FogHorn to evaluate their capabilities of solving a persistent challenge in the driver experience of easier access to their vehicle seamlessly, without compromising on security,

said Matthias Hub, IT project manager and prototyper at Porsche.

This project supports our commitment to put the customer’s need in the center of what we are doing and at the same time using leading edge technologies.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Startup Autobahn

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