Automobiles have evolved from being purely means of transport to becoming intelligent nodes in technology and communications networks – with these words, the sixth Automotive Summit opens in South Carolina from 20 to 22 February, informing visitors about the latest digital developments in the automotive industry and in industrial 4.0 projects. Around 500 interested visitors and guests are expected this year. The engineering company in-tech, will be presenting its intelligent apps for displaying and controlling vehicle data as well as industrial machinery parks, which are suitable for the topic, at its exhibition stand.
“The SC Automotive Summit is an optimal platform for us to underline our know-how in industrial and automotive projects as well as to win new project partners. Since the event is mainly attended by suppliers and automotive OEMs, we are looking forward to a lot of interesting discussions, especially with the panel discussions”, said Christoph Schönmetzler, CEO in-tech USA.
Intelligent apps for transparence in vehicles and in machine parks
in-tech will present the orangeCtrl system, which consists of a hardware box and a complete Linux operating system. The box is generally installed in the trunk of the vehicle and connected directly to the relevant vehicle buses (CAN, FlexRay, LIN). Thanks to the direct connection to the available bus interfaces, almost all communication within the vehicle can be intercepted. An Android app is also included. The solution scans the sensor data on the CAN bus and transmits the information wirelessly, via WLAN or Bluetooth, to mobile devices. The app visualizes and controls any vehicle data in real time.
in-tech also demonstrates intelligent apps that are used on tablets, smartphones or smart watches to optimize and monitor production facilities in machinery parks. With these apps, the engineering specialist shows how the operation of production plants is optimized by the improved integration of the operator into the overall process. Through various views, the app assists operators, guides them to the right place, and increases productivity.
Panel discussion and Tech Talk – Smart devices optimize production processes
In the context of a panel discussion under the subject of “Industry 4.0 Smart Factories and Big Data Transformation“, moderated by Christian Wagner, CEO in-tech GmbH, the discussion of how the entire interaction functions in practice will be explained from various viewpoints. Moreover, in-tech is one of 12 companies in the Summit to hold a “Tech Talk“. Under the title “Production Optimization Using Apps”, Thomas Sorg, Head of Division Machinery HMI, will be able to provide interesting insights into today’s possibilities, such as smart devices, to significantly improve production processes in factories.