Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Advanced Finnish technology for automotive wiring systems

24.09.2003


Assisted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, PKC Group, Finland works to develop bus technology applications for use in the power distribution and control systems on commercial vehicles. The concept is to offer customers flexible intelligent features while reducing the amount of wiring. The new LIN (Local Interconnect Network) technology was recently deemed to be the most promising technology to fulfil vehicle manufacturers’ new technological specifications.



To succeed in competition, vehicle manufacturers demand an increasing number of features from the automotive electronic systems. As the amount of electronics and number of onboard electrical devices increase, leading vehicle manufacturers have had to specify new technological requirements for vehicle wiring systems. By using the new LIN (Local Interconnect Network) technology, vehicle manufacturers can reduce the number of onboard cables and easily modify the functions of electrical equipment. LIN technology refers to a single-wire system in which sensors, actuators, and even switches, can be distributed along a single communication bus. Conventional bus technologies are too expensive for this purpose. VTT analyzed the requirements set by the LIN bus systems and proposed a number of options for their implementation.

PKC Group makes use of the bus technology specified by Audi, BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Motorola, Volcano Communications Technologies, Volvo and VW to assist manufacturers in the implementation of vehicle wiring. With advanced bus technology, the number, size and cost of cables can be reduced further. At the same time, the new technology makes it easier to modify individual functions of the electrical equipment.


VTT also made an implementation plan for the PKC gateway module. The gateway module is used to connect the LIN bus to other onboard bus systems. Furthermore, special attention was paid to the training and servicing requirements of the new technology. By applying the latest bus technology, PKC seeks to consolidate its position as a leading supplier of wiring systems for commercial vehicles.

- These new products support our other main line of business, the manufacture of wiring harnesses for the heavy-duty automotive industry. It was recognised that the number of cables required in vehicles would become excessively high in the foreseeable future, and therefore the industry was forced to prepare new standards. We will offer manufacturers systems and tools that conform to the new specifications, says Mr Mika Niskanen, Team Leader for Automotive Electronics Systems at the PKC Group Oyj.

PKC is an expert in automotive electronics and was able to master the new technology with VTT’s assistance. Through VTT, PKC received a great deal of information about the requirements set by vehicle manufacturers. As a result of the project, PKC is now in a good position to proceed even to next generation bus technology.

Jarmo Alanen | alfa
Further information:
http://www.lin-subbus.org

More articles from Transportation and Logistics:

nachricht Variable speed limits could reduce crashes, ease congestion in highway work zones
07.06.2017 | University of Missouri-Columbia

nachricht Experiments show that a few self-driving cars can dramatically improve traffic flow
10.05.2017 | University of Illinois College of Engineering

All articles from Transportation and Logistics >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Can we see monkeys from space? Emerging technologies to map biodiversity

An international team of scientists has proposed a new multi-disciplinary approach in which an array of new technologies will allow us to map biodiversity and the risks that wildlife is facing at the scale of whole landscapes. The findings are published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. This international research is led by the Kunming Institute of Zoology from China, University of East Anglia, University of Leicester and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.

Using a combination of satellite and ground data, the team proposes that it is now possible to map biodiversity with an accuracy that has not been previously...

Im Focus: Climate satellite: Tracking methane with robust laser technology

Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.

Methane is primarily the result of the decomposition of organic matter. The gas has a 25 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide, but is not as...

Im Focus: How protons move through a fuel cell

Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key step towards more efficient energy conversion in the hydrogen industry of tomorrow.

As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton...

Im Focus: A unique data centre for cosmological simulations

Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have establised "Cosmowebportal", a unique data centre for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding several hundred terabytes. Scientists worldwide can interactively explore these complex simulations via a web interface and directly access the results.

With current telescopes, scientists can observe our Universe’s galaxies and galaxy clusters and their distribution along an invisible cosmic web. From the...

Im Focus: Scientists develop molecular thermometer for contactless measurement using infrared light

Temperature measurements possible even on the smallest scale / Molecular ruby for use in material sciences, biology, and medicine

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with researchers of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Plants are networkers

19.06.2017 | Event News

Digital Survival Training for Executives

13.06.2017 | Event News

Global Learning Council Summit 2017

13.06.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Supersensitive through quantum entanglement

28.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy under real ambient pressure conditions

28.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

Mice provide insight into genetics of autism spectrum disorders

28.06.2017 | Health and Medicine

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>