eRickshaw project
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12/4/15 10:41 AM
Hi all,

as I am working since some weeks now with the XDK and got a lot of helpful information and support here in the community, I would like to share the project I am working on with you:
The project I am working on is the development of a new electric Rickshaw here in India (Bangalore, Marathahalli). This project also serves as topic for my master thesis I am currently writing on. The goal is to develop an electric Rickshaw that is more agile (fast acceleration, steering wheel angles up to +-90°) and safer than the wide spread combustion Rickshaw. It also should include various security sytems like ABS, TCS and ESC. All of these systems are implemented through torque vectoring.
In this use case the XDK serves as a Main Control Unit that fetches the data from various internal and external sensors, calculates a real time vehicle modle basing on a Kalman filter and executes the algorithms for all the driver assistance systems. The XDK is - through a MCP2515 CAN controller - connected to the vehicles CAN-Bus and communicates with the ECUs of all three hub motors. For debugging and data analysis purposes I use the USB or UART interface to output CSV data. Optionally the current status of the Rickshaw can be displayed as a self refreshing surface in a VT100 terminal program (when the gallery finally is working, you will see a screenshot of the output on a VT100 Terminal).
If you are interested in this stuff I am happy about some feedpack :)
By the way: Does anybody know, which ASIL level the XDK libs have?

Best regards,

Kai Liebich
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eRickshaw project
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12/5/15 4:44 PM as a reply to Kai Clemens Liebich.
Hi Kai,

thank you for sharing your work.This sounds like a really exciting project! Feel free to keep us up-to-date as the eRickshaw develops.

Since the XDK is more a testing playground for developers than a production device, I don't think that there is a ASIL classification for it. Nevertheless, there may be information available for the individual sensors, so I forwarded the question to the second level support for you.

Kind regards,
Manuel
 
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eRickshaw project
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12/7/15 4:47 AM as a reply to Manuel Cerny.
If you are interested in this project you could also take a look at my blog at Bosch Connect (eRickshaw@RBEI). There I also will post some more and also not XDK related updates.
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eRickshaw project
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12/7/15 12:40 PM as a reply to Kai Clemens Liebich.
Hi Kai,

since the XDK itself and the sensors on it are not built specifically for the automotive industry, they don't have an ASIL. Therefore they shouldn't be used in a safety critical productive environment.

Kind regards,
Manuel
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