GDPR

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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Kvaser

Cooperation

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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Hongke

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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Infineon/Toyota

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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F-Secure

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

Workshop

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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CAN in Automation

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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CAN in Automation

Seminars

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

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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B-Plus

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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Zuragon

Automotive Testing Expo 2018

Self-driving car in South Korea

[2018-03-21] Zuragon and Sonnet.ai 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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CAN in Automation

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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CAN in Automation

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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Kvaser

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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CAN in Automation

CES 2018 in Las Vegas

The show goes on: Autonomous driving and security

[2018-01-04] The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) starts January 9 and ends January 12. CAN technology is mainly invisible, it is doing its job on the backstage.

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CAN in Automation

2018

Happy New Year

[2018-01-02] We are back at our desks. Looking to our email account, we saw mainly spam and not so much news. Nevertheless, the year starts busy for us.

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CAN in Automation

Annual review 2017

CAN FD took-off, but there are still things to do

[2017-12-20] This year was successful for CAN FD: chipmakers, interface unit providers, and tool suppliers introduced products. OEMs started with first system designs, which will go into serial cars, soon.

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Daimler

ESP software update

Malfunctioning can cause brake problems

[2017-12-14] Daimler recalls some G-class models. The ESP (electronic stability program) software needs to be updated.

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CAN in Automation

CAN in Automation

Upcoming events in 2018

[2017-12-08] CAN in Automation (CiA) has scheduled several events. This includes the CiA ‘25 event, webinars, regular seminars.

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AEF

Success for AEF

Agritechnica 2017 and Isobus plugfest

[2017-12-08] The nonprofit AEF association promoting the CAN-based Isobus technology participated successfully in the Agritechnica tradeshow. The Isobus plugfest in Stuttgart (Germany) was well participated, too.

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CAN in Automation

SPS IPC Drives 2017

CAN is everywhere

[2017-12-01] At the SPS IPC Drives 2017 exhibition, visitors were able to discover the latest products and solutions from the field of electric automation for the first time in 16 halls. CAN was part in all of them.

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SAE 1939

J1939 specifications

Revisions and updates

[2017-11-16] The SAE J1939 committee meets quarterly and reviews the different parts. The Digital Annex, the compliance test, and the marine diagnostics specifications have been released in new versions.

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CAN in Automation / IAS Shanghai

IAS 2017

Impressions from the fair in Shanghai

[2017-11-14] From November 7 to 11, the IAS (Industrial Automation Show) took place in Shanghai. CiA participated jointly with its members Hongke and Kvaser in the German pavilion.

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Goal / Port

Cooperation

Emtrion and Port agree on CANopen product

[2017-11-09] Emtrion and Port agree on a cooperation in the field of embedded hardware solutions using Goal technology (multi-protocol solutions). The Goal middleware supports CANopen.

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CiA / Interlift

Interlift 2017

CANopen Lift makes its way

[2017-10-20] More than 40 companies exhibited CANopen Lift products. This year, more visitors from Near and Far East requested information on CiA 417.

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Cobi

Pedelecs and e-bikes

Bosch buys Cobi

[2017-10-05] Bosch, one of the market-leading supplier of electronics for light electrical vehicles (LEV), is going to acquire Cobi, a manufacturer of CAN-to-smartphone gateways.

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CiA

iCC 2017

Conference presentation videos released

[2017-10-05] CiA has published most of the iCC 2017 presentations as videos. They are embedded on CiA’s website.

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STW

Supplier of the year

Krone awards STW

[2017-09-29] The agriculture machine manufacturer has decorated for the second time Sensortechik Wiedemann (STW) with the “supplier of the year” award.

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Molex

Pin assignment

Connector recommendations updated

[2017-09-26] The CiA 303-1 recommendation has been published as version 1.9. Besides some minor editorial improvements, it contains the pin assignment for Micro-Fit 3.0 connectors.

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CiA/Fotolia

J1939 on CAN FD

CiA 602-2 with assigned PGNs

[2017-09-21] The CiA 602-2 application layer for commercial vehicles maps J1939 parameter groups to CAN FD frames. The new version contains the necessary PGNs.

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CiA

Lattice Semiconductor

U.S. president stops merger with Chinese company

[2017-09-18] Lattice has terminated the acquisition negotiation with Canyon Bridge Capital Partners following an order from Donald Trump.

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CiA

CiA Task Forces

Specifying CAN FD cable and common-mode chokes

[2017-09-13] The CiA nonprofit association has established two new task forces. One specifies cable parameters and other common-mode chokes.

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Continental

End-to-end solutions

Securing connected cars

[2017-09-12] Continental has introduced its security strategy, which includes to check continuously the communication on the CAN-based in-vehicle networks.

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CiA

Correction

Wrong photos in article

[2017-09-01] The September issue of the CAN Newsletter magazine is online but unfortunately, an error has crept in.

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CiA / Fotolia

CAN Newsletter magazine

CAN connectable-sensors look optimistic into the future

[2017-08-30] The trend to more complex devices is ongoing. This is also true for sensors as reported in the latest CAN Newsletter magazine. Thus they require more sophisticated communication interfaces.

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CiA / Fotolia

Interview

The future of CANopen FD

[2017-08-30] Uwe Koppe (CiA Technical Director), Christian Schlegel (CiA Business Director), and Reiner Zitzmann (CEO of CiA) answered questions about the next steps in CAN technology.

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Bosch

Safety

ABS for pedelecs

[2017-08-24] Bosch’s E-Bike anti-lock brake system (ABS) for pedelecs uses CAN for communication. The ABS improves the riding stability and steerability of the E-Bike – especially under slippery road conditions.

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Keen Security Lab

Remote attack

Security vulnerabilities on Tesla cars

[2017-08-02] Recently, Keen Security Lab discovered another security vulnerabilities on Tesla cars and realized an attack to CAN-connected ECUs with latest firmware.

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Lemken

Isobus

Autumn plugfest, pre-tests, and product releases

[2017-08-01] In anticipation of the Agritechnica 2017, Isobus services and products are increasingly launched. Additionally, the AEF organizes its autumn plugfest.

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Riscure

Capture-the-flag

Hack the car using an Arduino board with two CAN ports

[2017-07-31] Riscure and Argus Cyber Security have scheduled the RHme3 event, the third episode of a Hack Me CTF (capture-the-flag). Registration deadline is August 9.

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CiA

CANopen vendor ID

More than 1200 companies applied an ID

[2017-07-28] Each CANopen device needs a unique Vendor-ID assigned by CiA. In total, more than 1200 IDs have been assigned.

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CAB Concept Cluster

Vehicle cabin

Joint development for mobile agriculture machines

[2017-07-27] OEM suppliers, Dresden’s University of Technology, and project partners are looking forward to present their second major project at Agritechnica 2017 in the scope of the CAB Concept Cluster.

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Bosch

23rd DVR-Forum

ADAS for trucks should not be switched-off

[2017-07-25] In June, experts discussed safety and mobility topics on the 23rd forum organized by the German DVR (traffic safety) association. This included manipulations of ECUs.

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VDI

Concarexpo 2017

On the way to autonomous driving

[2017-07-25] The conference and exhibition showed in two days the current status of connecting car to other traffic participants and to other systems.

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Embedded Systems Academy

Hacking

Could ransomware go embedded?

[2017-07-18] For criminal hackers, ransomware has become increasingly popular. Ransomware locks a PC or encrypts, its data, and asks for a ransom to be paid to the hackers to unlock the PC or decrypt the data.

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Fotolia

CAN conformance testing

Minor improvement of ISO 16845-1

[2017-07-07] The internationally standardized CAN conformance test plan was published in 2016. Experts have detected some minor issues, which have been improved unofficially.

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esd

Q&A with ESD electronics

“CAN products bridge IoT and applications in the field area”

[2017-07-05] ESD has extended its management. Since June 1, Norbert Gemmeke conducts business of ESD as the second managing director. We asked him some questions regarding CAN markets and products.

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Automotive Testing Expo 2017

Showcasing CAN-enabled products

[2017-06-22] At the fair, ATI showed its toolchain for measurement, calibration, and diagnostics supplemented by recent product developments.

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SYS TEC

Cooperation

Symbiosis of automation and control panel level

[2017-05-23] Electronic service provider SYS TEC Electronic (Germany) decides to cooperate with the control panel specialists Garz and Fricke from Hamburg, Germany. Both companies offer CAN-based products.

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CiA

CANopen Lift plugfest

Interoperability testing of CiA 417 devices

[2017-05-16] At the testing event "plugfest" engineers from nearly 20 companies tested interoperability of their CANopen Lift devices. Many of the tested devices were prototypes to be exhibited at the Interlift 2017.

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Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe 2017

CAN at the world’s biggest industry show

[2017-05-03] The Hannover Messe 2017 is one of the most important industrial trade-shows. CAN-based solutions are mainly hidden in not visible embedded systems.

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Fotolia / Uli-B

“Dreaming” car

Big data processing when parking

[2017-04-13] The car already produces more data than it can process when driving. This is why it is necessary to send data to the cloud, when the car is not in operation.

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Italdesign

Flying cars

Driving in 3D

[2017-04-13] Flying is a very old human dream. In Monaco at the Top Marques event, two companies will demonstrate flying cars.

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ESA

ESA workshop

CAN in space

[2017-04-13] Following the increasing commercial success and industry interest Sitael hosts an ESA workshop in its premises, in Puglia (Italy). It takes place from June 14 to 16.

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Esacademy

Security framework

HLP independent

[2017-04-07] The CANcrypt framework for cyber secure communication can be used with any CAN-based higher-layer protocol (HLP).

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ABB

Acquisition

ABB buys B&R

[2017-04-05] ABB has announced the acquisition of B&R, supplier of machine and factory automation devices and systems. B&R is a CiA member providing CANopen support.

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CiA / Fotolia

General assembly 2017

Electing CiA’s board of directors

[2017-03-17] At CAN in Automation’s (CiA) annual general assembly, the associations’ members elected the board of directors.

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CAN Newsletter

16th international CAN Conference

The future is bright, but some things are still to do

[2017-03-10] The two-day conference took place in Nuremberg, the hometown of the nonprofit CiA (CAN in Automation) association. About 100 engineers attended this event.

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esd

16th international CAN Conference

Highlights of the tabletop exhibition

[2017-03-09] At the 16th international CAN Conference, several companies were part of the tabletop exhibition. They showed its range of CAN and CAN FD-based products.

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Denso Automotive Deutschland

CAN Newsletter magazine

Autosar SecOS for CAN FD

[2017-03-06] The authors present a security concept, which detects attacks on the CAN network.

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CiA

CAN Newsletter magazine

CiA’s 25th anniversary

[2017-03-06] Established in March 1992, CiA is celebrating this year its 25th anniversary. The nonprofit association has more than 600 member companies.

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IAA Commercial Vehicle Show 2018

Real-time insight into driving and other data via CAN

[18.06.2018] Wabco Holdings announced the launch of its Traxee Fleet Management System (FMS). It is designed to meet the specific needs of operators of small to medium-sized commercial fleets. The onboard unit can connect to the truck’s CAN system.

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Security assessment

BMW cars with more than a dozen flaws

[18.06.2018] Tencent’s Keen Security Lab (China) found 14 vulnerabilities with local and remote access vectors in BMW cars. The Chinese engineers were able to send CAN frames, which impacted CAN-connected ECUs.

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Cyber security

Collaboration

Enhanced automotive cyber security with CAN

[13.06.2018] The Karamba ECU hardening and CAN encryption software will utilize the Micron Authenta technology to deliver a stronger layer of defense to automotive systems.

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CAN in Automation

Correction

Description of NXP transceivers and its flooding protection

[05.06.2018] In the June issue of the CAN Newsletter magazine a mistake has slipped in.

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CAN in Automation

SAE J1939 specifications

Digital annex updated and CAN FD support prepared

[05.06.2018] The J1939DA specification has been reviewed and updated. Additionally, the SAE J1939 committee has continued to adopt CAN FD.

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