Innovative Technology for the Commercial Vehicle Market of the Future
ServiceXpert at the VDI Congress for Electrics / Electronics in Commercial Vehicles
Every year Baden-Baden is 'the Place to be’ for all experts in electrical / electronic development in the automotive industry. The focus of this VDI event switches on a biennial basis between either the passenger car market or, as in 2014, commercial vehicles. In three parallel events on 23 and 24 September 2014 - for electrical / electronics development of commercial vehicles, mobile machinery and the ‘Baden-Baden Special’ - over 450 participants found out about the latest innovative developments in human-machine interfaces and other current issues by attending numerous specialist presentations and visiting the stands of around 40 exhibitors.
ServiceXpert Gesellschaft für Service-Informationssysteme mbH, as the company within the ESG Automotive Division responsible for the commercial vehicle sector, has participated again in the shaping of the VDI Congress this year.
As exhibitors, the team from ServiceXpert presented the ‘Trusted Test Partner’ concept, by which ServiceXpert’s ISTQB® certificated test-engineers assume responsibility for test and integration tasks as an independent entity between OEM and supplier. The ESG GmbH developed 3D Surround View System with Oculus Rift headset also aroused wide interest due to the increased opportunities for enabling safe manoeuvring on difficult terrain for the commercial vehicle industry. In addition, ServiceXpert presented ‘DiaMon-ADAPT’, their in-house tool for efficient implementation of diagnostic protocol testing based on ODX, and the ServiceXpert after sales solutions.
The conference program offered a multi-layered view of current technical issues in commercial vehicles, mobile machinery and in the field of HMI. The increasing automation and networking of vehicles and machinery plus the interaction with the human element will play an essential role here.
In this context Mr Alexander Levin, Consultant at ServiceXpert Diagnostic Centre DiC in Hamburg, was pleased to provide a presentation entitled: "Aspects of Functional Safety in vehicle diagnosis.” The presentation, which thoroughly dealt with the safety issues of future remote diagnostics for vehicles, met with great interest from the professional audience in attendance, which included representatives from commercial vehicle manufacturers and the mobile machinery sector. Immediately after the talk, Mr Levin was available for answering numerous questions on the ServiceXpert stand. During these discussions it was further confirmed that, besides functional safety, security aspects are a central theme in the industry.
ServiceXpert is sure to be there again in two years time, when the commercial vehicle experts meet in Baden-Baden.
ServiceXpert, a company within the ESG Group, employs over 85 staff in Hamburg and Munich. ServiceXpert is a Europe-wide operating system and software house with a focused portfolio of services for the life cycle management of EE-information for leading commercial vehicle manufacturers and their supplier industry.