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and Support System",
UUPPSS, project has won the Creativity
award in E-Gate Open 2004 contest. The
contest sponsors are Axalto, ST Micro, and Sun Microsystems.
The E-Gate Open jury, which was made up of key IT and
e-business leaders, selected the winning projects based
on their innovation, marketing appeal, ease of implementation,
user-friendliness, cost-effectiveness, security and
What UUPPSS is: Universal
User Profiling Personalization
and Support System
many time do you spend inside you car during a day? Probably, much more than
you would like to spend. Nowadays, we can not do without the car. Then
why don't make it easy? Two key issues
to improve the satisfaction of car owners are car personalization
and post-sales support. Usually, the possibilities of personalization
are limited to some cosmetic elements and several adjustments in the
settings of seats, steering wheel, etc. On the other hand, post-sales
support by the manufacturer is normally done through authorized dealers.
This proyect addresses both problems not
only proposing a very simple and intuitive way to adjust our car
settings to our own preferences, but also offering an e-support
to common mechanical problems in our car.
The UUPPSS system is
designed to allow permanent and on-line contact with the
manufacturer, to improve the post-sales support and to enable
a number of on-line services that are emerging in these
days. Examples of these services can be the establishment
of appointments for car revision, on-line diagnostic, etc.
UUPPSS allows car personalization either by downloading
contents or by creating your own profiles. In order to achieve
these objectives, secure exchange and access to information
in the system is addressed by the use of smart cards.
The system is designed to be secure as well as flexible,
easy-to-use and robust, following the philosophy of pervasive