CiA technology days on CANopen in special-purpose cars

CAN in Automation (CiA) has scheduled two CiA technology days online with the topic "CANopen in special-purpose cars (CiA 447)”. The events take place on October 27 (start 09:00 to 13:00, Berlin time) and October 28 (start 15:00 to 19:00, Berlin time), 2020. Thus, people from all over the world can participate at a suitable local time.

These CiA technology days provide an insight to the status and future of CANopen in special-purpose cars (CiA 447). The presentation language will be English. Participation is free of charge, but registration is obligatory to receive the dial-in data. CiA members have also the option to take part with technical-oriented presentations, to inform about experiences with CiA 447 solutions. The agenda can be found here.

This profile standardizes the electronic interfaces of the add-on equipment for special-purpose passenger cars such as taxis, police cars, emergency vehicles, vehicles for handicapped persons etc. Use of CiA 447 allows the car manufacturer to choose appropriate add-on devices (e.g. taximeter, roof bar, camera) from diverse suppliers. Standardized interfaces simplify the integration of the add-on devices based on the plug-and-play principle. Development effort, time and costs are minimized. The effort for testing and for authorization of special add-on devices is reduced. Vehicle manufacturers do not require additional agreements with device suppliers. Read more about CiA 447 here.