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Embedded Instrument Panel for Construction Equipment
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Glass Cockpit (English)
Abstract [en]

Construction equipment such as wheel loaders and dumpers are constantly getting updated with new technology when it comes to performance and fuel consumption. But the interior in the cockpit has not been exposed to any dramatic changes for decades. A modernized cockpit gives the driver a more modern feel of driving a highly technological machine, while at the same time enables for personalization.

This thesis work presents a new way of improving the look and feel for displaying relevant information and also relaying information to both the driver of the machine and spectators outside. It includes a way of rerouting CAN-bus signals from a construction machine and displaying it on a tablet. The core idea with the solution is to make it as modular as possible to further improve and be able to use it in any machine available at Volvo's disposal. With this in mind, any machine could use the same software, the same hardware and still be able to fully utilize all the features that have been implemented from the thesis work. The idea and implementational results are designed as partly embedded and partly towards user interface.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 131 p.
Keyword [en]
Glass cockpit, CAN, CAN-bus, Tablet, Android, Embedded system, Construction equipment, Wheel loader
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-14820OAI: diva2:535795
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Volvo CE
Subject / course
Computer Science
2012-06-14, Gamma (MDH), Högskoleplan 1, Västerås, 17:00 (English)
Available from: 2012-07-08 Created: 2012-06-20 Last updated: 2016-09-26Bibliographically approved

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