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Vehicle Testing Embedded Computing Platforms - Automobile Manufacture

The new Captec solution has significantly improved performance, reliability and support. A number of testers are used in the facility. At a ‘Buy Off’ tester all previous results from all testers within the facility are checked to ensure that the vehicle has no failures and it can then be ‘bought off’ on the system.

Senior Contract Engineer


The solution is for a company who provide engineering services for world leading auto manufacturing plants in various countries. Scalable software solutions are specifically tailored to meet the demands of today’s production environment, covering assembly, testing, configuration, ECU Flash programming, component data capture and validation.

The Challenges:

  • Embedded computers installed in electrical enclosures
  • Runs 24/7 in a production environment
  • Is connected to a remote central server which receives and sends results based on the testing requirements within the end of line or rectification process
  • Install the customer’s bespoke Linux software and the user interface for the test sequences
  • Can receive configuration changes/updates from a ‘management PC’ on the same network
  • Sequence changes are made on the management PC and released to all or a specific tester

The Solution

  • Captec developed embedded computers
  • Pre-installed with customer’s operating system
  • Connects to the vehicle using WiFi
  • Downloads and configures the test functionality
  • Transmits results to server

The Outcome

  • Smaller footprint than the original 19” rackmounted PC
  • Higher quantity of on board serial, USB and Ethernet ports
  • Has moved us in the direction of using off the shelf third party IO modules as opposed to designing and building our own
  • Better reliability
  • Lower cost
  • Long term support

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