Connecting to the ECU & CAN Network

View detailed information in real time by connecting the ECU and the CAN network of vehicle

Communication with the ECU Using CAN's network data

When Connecting to the ECU & CAN Network Obtaining the large and accurate amount of data that fleet managers needed will require installing Several sensors on the vehicle. But in advanced vehicles the data are available in the vehicle’s electronic system unit. The method of communicating methods and language between the tracking hardware and the fleet management has been implemented. So that the data can be easily transmitted to the monitoring center after integration with location data and generate the analysis and reports to the fleet management software.

What is CANbus?

With the development of electronic systems on vehicle and the complexity of information and communicating between them, auto manufacturers have begun to implement data bus network to enable fast and secure communications between different electronic components of vehicles.

The Network features :
  • Reduce the number of wiring circuits for communication between automotive electronics units and the complexity of communicating as well as vehicle weight
  • Implementation of a stable, reliable and controllable platform for communication between vehicle ECU units in the form of a single protocol
  • Reduce backup and controller sensors

ECU

An Electronic Control Unit (ECU) is any embedded system in automotive electronics that monitors one or more of the electrical systems or subsystems in a vehicle.

CAN Network

In Connecting to the ECU & CAN Network a Controller Area Network in vehicle bus designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other’s’ applications without a host computer.

Parameters Received from CAN Network

Different car manufacturers support different network protocols. However, most manufacturers use the FMS standard J1939, some brands like Volvo and Renault have adopted their own J1708 protocols and some like Mercedes-Benz.

 

The parameters when Connecting to the ECU & CAN Network are different in each car. These parameters will include :

Engine Status

Engine operation hours
Engine Load Percentage
Idling time analysis
Turbo Pressure
Engine speed and engine temperature

Fuel

Consumed fuel amount
The fuel tank volume
Instant fuel consumption rate
Fuel consumption in range, in idling time and …

Pedals

Brake pedal status
Number of brakes
Clutch pedal status
Gear and gearbox status
Activate and deactivate PTO

Speed & Cruise

Distance
Instantaneous speed
Rough driving analysis
Cruise control status and time
Distance / time of movement in speed range

Other Parameters

Vehicle ID
Condition of car doors
Weight and trailer information
Driving hours and service distances
Position of axes and weight of each axis

Connecting to the ECU & CAN Network

One of the main challenges of reading information from the CAN network is how to Connecting to the ECU & CAN Network. Finding CANH, CANL wires in the vehicle as well as disconnecting these wires will cause the car’s warranty to go. Sometimes the central ecu of the vehicle will not allow external system access to this network. The method used is to use an electronic component that will transmit network data directly from the wires without having to cut off the wires. Just plug in the network wires to read the wires you need. It will be very simple, low cost and risk free. Dolphin Apadana has designed this branded hardware (CANDO).

For technical information on about CANDO visit :

Connecting to the ECU & CAN Network

View detailed information in real time by connecting the ECU and the CAN network of vehicle

Communication with the ECU Using CAN's network data

Obtaining the large and accurate amount of data that fleet managers needed will require installing Several sensors on the vehicle. But in advanced vehicles the data are available in the vehicle’s electronic system unit. The method of communicating methods and language between the tracking hardware and the fleet management has been implemented. So that the data can be easily transmitted to the monitoring center after integration with location data and generate the analysis and reports to the fleet management software.

What is CANbus?

With the development of electronic systems on vehicle and the complexity of information and communicating between them, auto manufacturers have begun to implement data bus network to enable fast and secure communications between different electronic components of vehicles.

The Network features :
  • Reduce the number of wiring circuits for communication between automotive electronics units and the complexity of communicating as well as vehicle weight
  • Implementation of a stable, reliable and controllable platform for communication between vehicle ECU units in the form of a single protocol
  • Reduce backup and controller sensors

ECU

An Electronic Control Unit (ECU) is any embedded system in automotive electronics that monitors one or more of the electrical systems or subsystems in a vehicle.

CAN Network

A Controller Area Network in vehicle bus designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other’s’ applications without a host computer.

Parameters Received from CAN Network

Different car manufacturers support different network protocols. However, most manufacturers use the FMS standard J1939, some brands like Volvo and Renault have adopted their own J1708 protocols and some like Mercedes-Benz.

 

The parameters of the network are different in each car. These parameters will include :

Engine Status

Engine operation hours
Engine Load Percentage
Idling time analysis
Turbo Pressure
Engine speed and engine temperature

Fuel

Consumed fuel amount
The fuel tank volume
Instant fuel consumption rate
Fuel consumption in range, in idling time and …

Pedals

Break pedal status
Number of brakes
Clutch pedal status
Gear & Gearbox status
Activate & Deactivate PTO

Speed & Cruise

Distance
Instantaneous speed
Rough driving analysis
Cruise control status and time
Distance / time of movement in speed range

Other Parameters

Vehicle ID
Condition of car doors
Weight and trailer information
Driving hours and service distances
Position of axes and weight of each axis

How to Connect to the CAN Network

One of the main challenges of reading information from the CAN network is how to connect the device to the network. Finding CANH, CANL wires in the vehicle as well as disconnecting these wires will cause the car’s warranty to go. Sometimes the central ecu of the vehicle will not allow external system access to this network. The method used is to use an electronic component that will transmit network data directly from the wires without having to cut off the wires. Just plug in the network wires to read the wires you need. It will be very simple, low cost and risk free. Dolphin Apadana has designed this branded hardware (CANDO).

For technical information on about CANDO visit :