Vehicle Tracking With Diagnostic Features Using CAN Bus, OBD-II, SAE J1939
ERM launched Starlink Tracker, a complete connected car unit that integrates advanced vehicle tracking, driver behavior monitoring, theft prevention, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 4 G capabilities in one device. A CAN Bus interface, supporting OBD-II or SAE J1939, is also available.
The telematics product is the first under the company’s wireless connect strategy, which aims to use wireless technologies to provide its partners. The solution is designed for installation both in vehicles on the production line and in the aftermarket, for cars that have left the production line. Add-on products provided by ERM or third parties are available, and they can be installed on demand and without any necessity to replace the device, which continues operating as the central tracking and communications unit.
If required, it is possible to extend the solution with a CAN Bus interface and enable users to receive alerts on the information transmitted between the various sensors and the vehicle's computing units. The company can also implement any other protocol on request, for example, SAE J1939 for diesel engines.
The device can be installed using a smartphone, which communicates through a Bluetooth connection to configure the product and perform any required adaptations. It is equipped with a microphone and loudspeaker to initiate and receive calls and dial emergency numbers. The unit allows conversation between the vehicle's occupants and the emergency center, who can hear what is happening in the car and identify events such as threats against the driver or accidents.
The 120-g product also provides information about the driver's behavior, including careless driving, accidents, off-road driving, acceleration during turns, speed violations. It also creates Wi-Fi hotspots in the vehicle for up to eight devices. It features 4 G cellular modem, GPS/Glonass/Galileo location module and an ability to navigate inside underground parking lots or in mines; internal antennas, emergency button support, and built-in data-logger.
Other capabilities are the internal management of up to 500 driver IDs and remote immobilization. Its 4 G capability enables broadband communication for applications such as listening to online music, videos, or browsing the web.
SAE J1939 to Bluetooth Gateway With 9-Pin Deutsch Connection Cable
The jCOM.J1939.BT gateway is a high-performance, low-latency, wireless vehicle network adapter for SAE J1939 applications.
It allows any host device with a Bluetooth COM port to monitor SAE J1939 data traffic and communicate with the SAE J1939 vehicle network. An SAE J1939 cable, suited for a 9-pin Deutsch connection, is included with the gateway.
The gateway supports the full SAE J1939 protocol according to J1939/81 Network Management (Address Claiming) and J1939/21 Transport Protocol (TP).
It is also supported by an extensive programming interface for Windows and Linux/Ubuntu applications, including full C/C++/C# source code for short time-to-market developments.