Call for firefighting experts

CiA calls for experts interested in standardizing CAN-based networks to be used by firefighting vehicles.

This includes the J1939-based in-vehicle network gateway (to be standardized in DIN 14704) as well as additional body-builder networks. One of them is the CANopen-based network connecting firefighting equipment units (FFEU) to the host controller to be standardized in DIN 14700. Such FFEUs include e.g. battery charger, frequency inverter, light mast, portable water-pump, traffic warning unit, warning signal unit, water cannon, and winch. There is an off-the-shelf plug-and-play interoperability required.

Another network to be standardized is a CANopen-based network for ladders and other firefighting truck devices. This network should provide optionally a functional-safe communication (EN 50325-5, CANopen Safety).

Interested parties are invited to participate in a free-of-charge CiA workshop on June 29 (10:00 am to 12:00 am CEST) with the objective to establish a special interest group (SIG). Please register by email.