Embedded computing platform

Piano-playing robot

[29.05.2018] Congatec has introduced a virtualized embedded computing platform for PLC (programmable logic controller) and UI (user interface) hardware consolidation. It features a Classical CAN interface.

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Driving smooth with Classical CAN

[28.06.2018] HP Velotechnik (Germany) completely revised its Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec. It is the first vehicle to meet the new EU regulations for a multi-track vehicle with pedaling assistance up to 45 km/h.

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Data privacy

Email services by CAN in Automation

[24.05.2018] In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), CAN in Automation (CiA) does not send individual emails anymore.

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Interested in CAN and LIN interfaces

[23.05.2018] Kvaser (Sweden) has announced that Pertech Embedded Solutions (Israel) has joined Kvaser’s sales representative network. Especially the CAN- and LIN-based products seem of interest.

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CAN FD roadshow

Successful start in Shanghai

[2018-05-14] The first stop of the CAN FD roadshow from CAN in Automation (CiA) was in Shanghai. About 80 engineers participated.

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CAN transceivers

Zero defects in four years

[2018-05-02] Infineon received a quality award from Toyota’s Hirose Plant. This is the tenth time that German chipmaker was awarded by the Japanese carmaker.

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Hannover Messe 2018

Hannover Messe 2018

CAN: The hidden champion

[2018-04-30] At Hannover Messe 2018, CAN was not that visible. Often the visitor could see CAN only on the second and third glance.

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ISO 11783 series

Isobus data link and physical layer updated

[2018-04-27] The CAN-based standard for agriculture vehicles connecting tractors to implements is periodically updated. The Isobus data link and physical layer are to be reviewed.

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Electronic lock system

Software update secures hotel doors

[2018-04-26] Researchers from F-Secure (Finland) have hacked electronic lock systems. Market-leading lockmaker Assa Abloy issued software updates to fix the security flaw of the key cards.

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Cyber security


Developing jointly cyber security for CAN networks

[2018-04-19] On 2 May, CiA has scheduled a workshop on CAN cyber security. The workshop provides some presentations, but the main purpose is discussion and brainstorming.

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Hannover Messe 2018

Hannover Messe 2018

CAN-related announcements

[2018-04-18] The Hannover Messe is the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Attendees can find a range of technical innovations throughout the whole value chain – from automation to supplier solutions.

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Hannover Messe 2018

Demonstrating CANopen FD

[2018-04-18] After some years of absence, CAN in Automation (CiA) is again part of the Hannover Messe 2018. The nonprofit association shows its CANopen FD demonstrator.

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Classical CAN, CAN FD, and CANopen in Poland

[2018-04-17] CAN in Automation (CiA) soon holds two seminars in Krakow, Poland. One seminar is about Classical CAN and CAN FD and the other one’s topic is CANopen.

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Cemat 2018

Expected CAN-related products

[2018-04-12] The Cemat is a trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management. CAN is used in several shown products as embedded control network.

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CAN products

Hitex signs distribution agreement with B-Plus

[2018-04-04] Under the terms of the agreement, Hitex will receive the rights for the worldwide distribution of solutions for automotive bus systems such as CAN gateways or CAN residual bus simulation.

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Measurement system

Used in Formular E racing

[2018-03-22] Isabellenhuette’s IVT-F shunt-based measurement system is used in race cars of the FIA Formular E. For the communication between the system and battery control unit, a CAN interface is used.

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CAN control panel

Two multi-purpose rotor loading wagons

[2018-03-21] Poettinger has added two models to its Combiline series of multi-purpose rotor loading wagons. The Torro 7010 and Torro 8010. Its control panels are connected to a CAN network.

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Automotive Testing Expo 2018

Self-driving car in South Korea

[2018-03-21] Zuragon and showed the self-driving vehicle Sonnet Autodrive during Testing Expo in South Korea. It is based on the ViCANdo test environment.

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CiA 320

CANopen specification for sleep and wake-up handling

[2018-03-20] The nonprofit CiA (CAN in Automation) has released the CANopen specification for sleep and wake-up handling of CANopen devices.

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CiA 417 application profile

CANopen Lift plugfest and SIG meeting

[2018-03-15] Mid of March, CiA members met to discuss the CiA 417 application profile and to test their CANopen Lift products on interoperability.

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Military electronics

CAN is increasingly used in army, navy, and air force

[2018-03-14] Already since many years, Cots (commercial off-the-shelf) technologies are used in military equipment. CAN is one of them.

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Digital service

Trailer data to the cloud

[2018-03-08] Mercedes-Benz’ Uptime is an integral solution detecting driving-relevant repair and maintenance scope of hitched-up trailers. It collects trailer data available in the CAN-based in-vehicle networks.

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CiA General Assembly

CiA board-of-directors re-elected

[2018-03-06] On the annual CiA General Assembly, the members re-elected the three members of the board: Uwe Koppe (Technical Director), Christian Schlegel (Business Director), and Holger Zeltwanger (Managing Director).

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Embedded World 2018

Trends, pre-announcements, and rumors

[2018-03-02] The Embedded World is an early indicator for the CAN community about the year’s business. CAN FD seems to be well-established in the automotive industry.

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European Commission

Braking cartel

EC fines Tier1 suppliers

[2018-02-26] The European Commission (EC) has decided to sentence Bosch and Continental for taking part in cartels regarding automotive brakes. Such products are optionally CAN-connectable.

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Drive controller

The invisible lift car door opener

[2018-01-31] The Swiss elevator manufacturer, Schindler, and Maxon Motor also located in Switzerland have developed jointly a CAN-connectable drive system that moves the car lift doors.

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Zub Controls

Theater and event locations

CAN on and behind the stage

[2018-01-25] Since many years, Zub Machine Control, a daughter company of Maxon, has supplied theater and stage control systems. In many cases, CANopen-connectable drives are integrated.

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Capturing and analyzing synchronous data

[2018-01-18] Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers have a long history of collecting vehicle CAN data. Engineering analysis of the single data set is limited, creating opportunities for software that can perform the post-analysis automatically.

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Sea-level simulator

CANopen inverter drives the 1,7-m impellors

[2018-01-12] ABB has equipped the circular wave and tidal current test facility located at the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus. This includes CANopen-connectable inverters.

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CES 2018

Aptiv and Lyft provide AMoD services in Las Vegas

[2018-01-09] During CES 2018, automated driving cars provide customers rides through the city to different locations. The BMW cars are equipped with additional electronics by Aptiv to drive by themselves.

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Second Hyperloop Pod competition

The winner was again the Warr Hyperloop team

[2018-01-04] The winner of the second Hyperloop Pod Competition was gain the German team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Three CAN-networked devices controlled the winning pod.

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