Provided by: International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology (IJAET)
Date Added: Mar 2012
Nowadays networked Electronic Control Units (ECU's) are increasingly being deployed in automobiles to realize various functions and Controller Area Network (CAN) is deployed for the communications among ECU's. The authors' primary objective is to build both hardware and software that interface and communicate directly with CAN network and extract CAN messages for reliable communication between automobile ECU's. The hardware is a circuit board that is capable of extracting CAN messages released from an automobile ECU's which can be used for reliable automobile ECU's communications, for example, as operating engine temperature crossed threshold limit a cooling system can turn on, or cabin temperature increases beyond comfort level, AC can turn on with interface and indication to user.