2020-02-18 Isobus is a CAN-based solution standardized in the ISO 11783 series. It finds a great acceptance in agricultural applications. This article informs about current Isobus-related developments.
On the roadshow
2020-02-12 Doll Fahrzeugbau manufactures heavy-duty vehicles such as the Panther low-bed, Vario semi low-loader or Vario trailer. The CAN-based Doll Tronic is used as a remote-control system.
2019-12-17 Thyssenkrupp use the G3 HMI operator panels from Red Lion for their transport crawlers. The engine of the crawler uses J1939.
Drive power module
2019-11-20 Borgwarner has announced a first project in China using its Integrated Drive Module (iDM). This product integrates power electronics with the transmission system and communicates via CAN.
2019-11-15 DJI (China), known as drone and aerial imaging provider, has launched the Robomaster S1 ground-based robot. It comes with an embedded CAN network.
CAN network monitoring
2019-11-08 In the electric towbar-less tractor for maneuvering aircraft from Kalmar Motors, Kvasers CAN-based products are used.
2019-11-07 The road maintenance department Bad Ischl has decided to buy a SYN Trac, a equipment carrier for year-round use. The docking system of the tractor comes with a CAN network and optional Isobus.
2019-10-01 The Keiler II Classic from Ropa is an addition to the company’s two-row potato harvesters, scheduled for series production in time for the 2020 harvest. An Isobus control unit is equipped.
Paradigm shift for electro-mobility
2019-08-30 ZF’s two-speed electric drive for passenger cars integrates an advanced electric motor with a shift element and appropriate power electronics. The CAN enables to devise other shift strategies, possibly linked to digital map material and GPS, to...
2019-08-22 The TD220 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) uses Hornet CANopen servo drives from Elmo (Israel).
Agriculture robot platform
2019-08-22 Thorvald is a module-based robot design. The modules are designed to work in greenhouse, tunnel, open field, and orchard applications.
2019-08-14 Bosch and Daimler have jointly developed an SAE level-4 automated parking function. Recently, the relevant German authorities have obtained approval.
2019-08-08 The Japanese carmaker adopted the R-Car system-on-chip and the RH850 automotive micro-controller by Renesas for its Propilot 2.0 driver assistance system.
2019-08-08 Renesas supplies for the Formular-E car by Mahindra the ISL78714 Li-on battery management system and the RH850 micro-controller with integrated CAN FD modules.
CANopen and J1939
2019-07-25 The RFID (radio-frequency identification) industrial reader Bluebox Micro IA from Idtronic, is suited for industrial applications within intralogistical processes with a forklift vehicle.
SAE level-4 vehicles
2019-06-27 Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing, and now also Changsha have issued plates to autonomous vehicles. These cars will be tested in the mentioned Chinese megacities under real traffic conditions.
Rugged CAN devices
2019-04-26 Erdos‑Miller uses Kvaser’s CAN-based products in their engineering solutions for the oil and gas industry. The firm develops down-hole devices used in the drilling of advanced horizontal wells.
2019-04-18 Gudsen Moza has developed a monopod, which can be connected via CAN to other equipment by the company. By some means, it is more like a slider.
Refuse collecting vehicle
2019-03-20 The Futuricum e-truck is used in prototype applications as refuse collecting vehicle. The Volvo Truck’s electronic control units are linked via J1939 networks.