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