The customer’s challenge

One of VDL ETS’ projects has been to create a multiplex HMI platform for the new VDL Bus & Coach product line (initially aimed at hybrid and electric buses) as well for the upcoming e-Truck. For this project, a new software and HMI architecture (including a new UI design) needed to be created, based on a state-of-the-art software development process.

Sioux’s contribution

Sioux was asked to provide an on-site support team to provide support for and collaborate with the VDL ETS engineers on their multiplexing and HMI architecture and implement a solid software development process. At the moment, Sioux’s software and system engineers are working on high-level, detailed specifications and model-based software applications. They are using LogiCAD (IEC61131) and CGI-Studio to create the Human Machine Interface (HMI) design specifications and architecture.

Result

During this ongoing process, the first release was launched and implemented in the production versions of VDL Citea’s E-Worker (SLF-E, SLFA-E and LLE-E).

Technology

CGI-Studio, LogiCAD (IEC61131), KIBES and VECTOR CANalyser/CANoe.

Model.Name

VDL Enabling Transport Solutions focuses on researching, developing and testing new opportunities for the transport-related activities of VDL companies in particular. The aim is to develop environmentally friendly, innovative hardware and software solutions in the fields of electric transport (E-mobility), battery technology, charging infrastructure, energy storage, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), guidance and navigation technology.