[2015-08-13] Chipmakers do “secret” questionnaires on the future of CAN FD. They ask their customers if and when they plan to move to CAN FD. The majority plans to introduce CAN FD in all CAN in-vehicle networks. Even if they don’t need more bandwidth, they will use CAN FD – in those cases without bit-rate switch. There are a few exceptions: BMW and Volvo are not interested in CAN FD. A couple of Far East carmakers are very reticent: No comment. Rumor says that Toyota and Hyundai will introduce CAN FD before the year 2020. GM and Daimler also have challenging schedules: Serial production is planned for 2018 or 2019. VW is ready to move to CAN FD, but needs the approval of the management. The French carmakers (PSA and Renault) will follow after 2020, as will Fiat/Chrysler and Ford.
CiA supports the communication among suppliers and OEMs by means of the Interest Group (IG) “CAN FD”, which has recently released the CiA 601-1 recommendation. Also, the CAN FD Tech Days and the iCC are opportunities to exchange experiences and knowledge as well as get first-hand information on CAN FD technology.
Vehicle testing kit
[2015-08-26] The Vehicle Testing Kit (VTK) by Ergoneers (Germany) is a solution for testing and benchmarking vehicles and running naturalistic driving studies. It consists of a box PC which is powered with D-Lab3 measurement and analysis modules.
[2015-08-26] At the Eurobike 2015 fair Bulls, Telekom, and Brose (all Germany) showcase the Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo, which is a networked e-bike. It enables to get information on the bike's location and battery charge at any time using a smartphone app.
[2015-08-27] Until now, the Quadrant 3200 and 2200 models have handled the 120 cm x 70 cm bale category at Claas. Both of these square balers have now been completely redeveloped.
Real-time operating system
[20.08.2015] Green Hills Software (USA) has released version 2.6.2 of its real-time operating system (RTOS) µ-Velosity. The release contains CAN connectivity, support for the latest processor architectures, performance optimizations, and security and safety...
[20.08.2015] Custom Computer Services (CCS) offers the CAN Bus 24 Development Kit. It enables users to begin CAN network development with Microchip's PIC and PIC24 MCUs (Micro Control Unit), and Microchip’s dsPIC DSC (Digital Signal Controllers) families.
[19.08.2015] The Snozzle high-reach extendable turret (HRET) by Oshkosh Airport Products provides several enhancements. Besides its ability to keep firefighters further away from danger, its new features improve performance, ergonomics, and serviceability.
[19.08.2015] The encoders from Baumer (Germany) comply with the CiA 406 CANopen profile which enables the integration in applications. They are Powerlink certified and come with magnetic sensing which makes them suitable for harsh environments.
Diagnostic tool set
[19.08.2015] The Release 10 of Softing's Diagnostic Tool Set offers increased performance and an extended simulation engine. The focus is on heavy-duty diesel vehicles, coding of ECU variants, and Diagnostics-over-IP (DoIP). Evaluation packages are available for ...
[19.08.2015] The box PC BL70W by MEN was especially developed for wireless applications in mobile markets. Due to its compliance to the E-mark requirements it is well suited for automotive applications in networks, construction vehicles, or agriculture machines.