In automotive development, data is one of the biggest assets in any project. Making the best use of data in a complex development environment can mean the difference between success and failure. At AVL we understand how important it is for data to flow easily, be instantly accessible, yet remain completely secure. This is why we have created Device.CONNECT.
In today’s world, everything is connected. Your phone, your laptop – your whole office. With the push of a button, everything is up to date. How does this look in the context of automotive development? Car manufacturers manage a huge variety of different devices from various tool suppliers and vendors, distributed at many different locations around the globe. And once development is finalized, is that it? What about the vehicle’s in-use phase? Why not use the same approach along the entire value chain? All the while, high security and consistent data exchange across all devices, software, vehicles, etc. are required but difficult to ensure.
Part of our Integrated and Open Development Platform (IODP), Device.CONNECT enables you to get the most value from your data. Compatible with third-party products, it allows you to interlink your many, globally distributed devices. At the same time, it ensures that isolated networks are unaffected, offering the highest standards in data transport and theft protection. Data that is collected from your test devices, software and vehicles can be supplied freely to the data centers of your choice. You can instantly engage in tasks such as data post-processing. In addition, you can keep up with a variety of parallel test drives, enhancing your development efficiency.
Device.CONNECT enables highly secure, hardware protected connectivity. It enhances intelligence at your devices with the Smart Hub and gives you full control over the data exchange. It adheres to highest standards in data transport and theft protection and there are no compromises to product safety.
It permits bi-directional data exchange between, for example, the driver conducting tests on the road and your data center.
From the management of test fleet data to software updates or the digitization of services such as repair and maintenance schedules.
The design is based on IEC62443 controls to be compliant with ISO 270xx standards.
Let's have a look at various applications for Device.CONNECT.
RDE Data Management
Device.CONNECT permits bi-directional data exchange between your driver and the data center. This allows you to
- Instantly start the post-processing of results
- Keep up with various test drives in parallel
- Avoid expensive trips back to the lab by calibrating in the field
You can update your test fleet and applications remotely. This includes updating software as well as setting the correct parameters and maps within different systems and control units. You can check also if fleet and applications have been set up consistently.
Smart Services and In-Use Phase
Along the life cycle, it is often required to update or provide new functions for your devices or vehicles. With Device.CONNECT you can digitize your services in almost any context such as repair, predictive maintenance, lifetime prediction, and many more.
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