From the editors' desk

The Trefecta DRT is a high-tech e-bike

[2015-09-02] Pedelecs are finally on the rise: At the IAA, the most important automobile fair in the world, a daily show on pedelecs will be part of the program. An exhibition on LEV components like pedelecs and e-bikes will also take place and visitors can try out pedelecs and systems for hired bikes on two parcours. All this at a fair for automobiles!

From September 17 to 27, ExtraEnergy will be a partner of the "New Mobility World" special exhibition at the IAA. The association organizes the exhibition and parcour. ExtraEnergy in turn is an initiator and member of EnergyBus, which has developed the CANopen profile CiA 454 - together with CiA. Major parts of CiA 454 are currently standardized in IEC 61851-3 by the JPT 61851-3. The objective of the project is to allow a safe and secure power supply for light electric vehicles.

CAN and CANopen are regularly used in pedelecs. An extravagant example is the Trefecta DRT military-grade e-bike, which lets the rider control the ride mode and other settings by way of a CAN fly-by-wire computer. It costs a neglectable €22 500.

Annegret Emerich

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Recorder for NVH

Simultaneous video images

[2015-09-02] Unexpected noise and vibration are a cause for concern during the inspection of vehicles. In the NVH test field, recording video images synchronously with noise and vibration signals enables engineers to locate these problems.

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ECU

360° environmental sensing

[2015-09-02] ZF TRW has won two business awards with North American and European vehicle manufacturers for its second generation Safety Domain ECU (SDE 2). The central controller will launch in Europe and the US starting in 2018.

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CAN basics workshop

Micro Control and Elektor team up

[2015-09-02] Planned for a long time and now brought together: Starting this year, Micro Control and Elektor (both Germany) are cooperating to organize workshops on the basics of CAN technology.

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Tire monitoring system

GPS asset tracking solution

[2015-09-02] In-house research and development at Mobile Awareness (US) has produced the Mobile Traq. It is a commercial tire monitoring and tracking system, which comes with capabilities for asset management in the trucking industry.

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Vehicle testing kit

For real-world driving studies

[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.

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Connected e-bike

Always know where your bike is

[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 lets the user get information on the bike's location and battery charge at any time using a smartphone app.

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Battery system

Developed for electric vehicle

[2015-08-26] Fraunhofer IISB participated in the European AVTR project that has addressed the powertrain systems for light EVs (electric vehicle). The IISB was responsible for the entire battery system of an EV.

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Gateway

WLAN vehicle communication interface

[2015-08-27] The HSC Interface from Samtec (Germany) is a WLAN vehicle communication interface (VCI) for computer controlled communication with electronic control units. It measures 135 mm x 50 mm x 25 mm.

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Box PC

With IoT gateway-solution support

[2015-08-26] Kontron has announced the launch of the KBox A-202. It is an industrial computer platform supporting Intel gateway solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Agriculture

Compaction pressure control and active air ducting

[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.

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Gateway

J1939 protocol converter

[2015-08-26] The J1939 Gateway from Monico (USA) is a plug-and-play data concentrator and protocol converter. It converts any standard or proprietary PGN into about 80 protocols over four usable ports, including both Serial and Ethernet.

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CANopen-to-Devicenet

Tunnel-boring machines for Copenhagen’s metro

[2015-08-24] Seli (Italy) has developed a tunnel-boring machine for Copenhagen’s metro. It comprises a CANopen-to-Devicenet gateway by HMS (Sweden).

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CAN-over-IP-Gateway

Filtering CAN messages by ID

[2015-08-26] The software update 2.5.1 for Peak System’s (Germany) PCAN-Gateway series enables filtering and µAP operation mode.

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Sales partner

Buy encoders and inclinometers online

[21.08.2015] Posital (Germany), which offers CANopen sensors, has signed a sales agreement with the online retailer Conrad (Germany). The Internet sales started in August.

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Greenhouse

CAN controlled windows and screens

[20.08.2015] Hotraco Horti (Netherlands) offers the Multi Connect system for horticulture applications. The system controls windows and screens via a CAN network.

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Air-conditioning

Animal farm uses CAN

[20.08.2015] Hotraco Agri (Netherlands) is a supplier of computer-based control systems for pig and poultry farms. This includes HVAC systems, feed and water control, animal weighing, and egg counting.

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CiA 461 series

CANopen profile for weighing devices

[20.08.2015] The CiA 461 series part 1 and part 2 have been released CiA internally as Draft Standard Proposals. The profiles specify CANopen load cell devices.

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