Safety Steering Computer for Extreme Applications
11 March 2019
Electronic components in construction vehicles and agricultural vehicles are often subject to extreme requirements.
ME MOBIL ELEKTRONIK GMBH has fundamentally revised the core component of the steering system - the safety steering computer - of the EHLA® system for this extreme use.
Thanks to the ISO 26262-compliant development and the completely new hardware and software architecture, a security level up to PL e / AgPL e / ASIL D can be achieved, which is important for meeting upcoming increased safety requirements. The hardware architecture is based on dual-core processor technology. Furthermore, Steer-by-Wire applications for front axle steering with approval for public road traffic can also be implemented with this safety steering computer.
The housing has also undergone a fundamental redesign. The new component has an automotive-compliant housing with ingress protection marking IP6K9K. This results in very flexible installation options - even outside the cabin - where extreme conditions prevail due to dirt, water and salt.
A sophisticated temperature management and the use of automotive-compliant components ensure a particularly long product service life.
The features of the new safety steering computer are also impressive. There are three CAN interfaces available as well as a USB interface for diagnostics and parameterisation via the diagnostic tool PCSnext developed by MOBIL ELEKTRONIK.
The inputs and outputs are freely configurable so that the new safety steering computer can be used flexibly for different steering applications. The well-established integrated control panel for internal diagnostics is optionally available. This provides the steering system with a constant diagnostic capability, even if the external diagnostics tool PCSnext is currently not available. – A useful addition if the vehicles are operated far away from truck repair shops.
MOBIL ELEKTRONIK at the Bauma 2019 in Munich
In addition to this new safety steering computer MOBIL ELEKTRONIK will also be presenting further innovations and solutions at Bauma 2019. Hall A3 / Booth 115
Source: ME MOBIL ELEKTRONIK GMBH