Touch-based control interface for special vehicles
Schleissheimer, a CrossControl partner, presents an interface platform for special vehicles at Embedded World 2016. The system enables drivers to operate both base vehicle functions and body applications electronics via a single touchscreen.
The interface platform is based on a panel mounted CCpilot XS, a full-color touch screen display computer. An intuitive display application renders switches and controls graphically. Warning indicators help users recognize and avoid errors. The interface controls both, the body applications and the base vehicle’s CAN network.
“Before, specialty body electronics and vehicle bus systems were never designed to interact. Both used to operate separately without exchanging any information,” said Hans-Joachim Schleissheimer, CEO of Schleissheimer. “Our new interface concept pulls all information into a single place. In addition, individual work steps can be grouped to create automated workflows, reducing an operator’s workload and lessening the risk of human error. This is a great benefit for all specialty vehicle manufacturers as well as their customers.”
The interface platform is already used in products of Mueller Umwelttechnik, a manufacturer of specialty vehicles for sewer system cleaning and wet waste disposal. The interface indicates on how to improve the work processes; for example on how to make cleaning processes quicker.
Visitors to the Embedded World 2016 fair can take a look at the platform at stand 204 in hall 4. Schleissheimer will showcase the product samples of the panel PC and display applications installed in the vehicles of Mueller Umwelttechnik. The exhibition takes place in Nuremberg, Germany from February 23-25, 2016.