Data analytics in different use cases

At the 16th International CTI-Conference “Automotive Diagnostics” the participants had the chance to attend a workshop hosted by Robert Bosch GmbH. The attendees discussed in two different groups about Data analytics in different diagnostic use cases. They focused on the topics “Benefit & Value”, “Improvement & Changes” and “Regulations”.

Different questions were asked and discussed:

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A Miracle of Diversity: OTX

In the automotive industry, diagnostics for ECUs and vehicle functions is constantly gaining in significance, after all, trends such as (semi-)autonomous driving demand increased predictability of the state of all components involved. An important basis for this is the programming language OTX (Open Test sequence eXchange) which, in the form of standard ISO 13209, describes diagnostic sequences for vehicles. One particular advantage is its suitability for a multitude of different use cases.

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New Vehicle Interface for the Entire Lifecycle

Today’s vehicles feature a wide range of ECUs. These control and monitor various electronic areas; errors which have occurred are saved permanently. For their evaluation. there are all kinds of different requirements in the various phases of the vehicle life cycle. This is why the market needs a flexible vehicle interface to cover these use cases as comprehensively as possible. The new VIN|ING 2000 from Softing Automotive supports both wired and wireless access and, what is more, is already prepared for future remote use.

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Creating collaborative Ecosystems for the Connected Truck


The trend towards digitalization and connectivity enables truck manufacturers to create exciting new services for their customers. However, it requires a complete transformation of their business approach. We will explore the new collaborative economy in the context of autonomous trucks and the new position of commercial vehicle manufacturers. Using service and maintenance perations as a case, we will describe the participants and requirements for new collaborative ecosystems. We will describe potential technical solutions as well as the challenges and opportunities in their implementation.

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Carmakers and Telematics: IoT Inside the Factory

Author: Antonio Venutelli, Solutions Engineer at Geotab

When talking about fleet management solutions, many think first about telematics devices for commercial heavy goods vehicles, large goods vehicles (LGVs) and cars. However, telematics can be very useful even before the vehicle is even delivered to end users — during its production stages in the factory. Read about carmakers and telematics and how data is driving competitiveness in the automotive manufacturing industry.

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Diagnostics in the Driving Seat

Vehicles are increasingly connecting themselves with their environment: with other vehicles, parts of the infrastructure, the cloud. And this is in fact the key to new functions such as autonomous driving. Together with the increasing electrification of vehicles, this is placing even more demands on diagnostics – but at the same time is also presenting completely new opportunities.

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Connected Car Report 2018

Statista Digital Market Outlook – Market Report

Autonomous driving, e-mobility, big data and connectivity are key drivers for change in the automotive industry. In the future mobility world innovative diagnostic systems play a key role. New diagnostic areas have to be comprised using future oriented methods and tools like data transfer over the air, big data applications and artificial intelligence approaches.

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Connectivity as driver of changing aftersales processes

Interview with Uwe Krüger, Manager Aftersales Strategy Connected Cars at BMW Group

The complexity inside the car is rising and car connectivity will pose new challenges to automotive diagnostics. While connectivity means much more convencience and transparency in terms of what kind of data is used to support connected services, according to Uwe Krüger, the use of this data will be very important for OEMs and the after sales industry, in order to improve their CRM. At the CTI Diagnostics Conference in Munich in March 2018 he talked about “Connectivity as driver of changing aftersales processes”. Watch the interview here.
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Autonomous driving is still a black box

There’s still a lot we don’t know about autonomous driving and it will be a real challenge to find the faults in artificial intelligence, says Timo Dolde, Senior Project Manager Data Analytics at P3 automotive GmbH. At this year’s CTI Automotive Diagnostics Conference he talked about the Systematical management of load collectives as success criteria. At the event we got him for an interview.Continue reading