Launched on the Siemens stand at Automotive Testing Expo Europe was a new solution for video recording.
Developed following customer requests to match anomalies in recorded data to road-test footage to increase their understanding of what had happened, the CIM2 module features two cameras to document analog channels, for example one facing the road ahead and another trained on the driver or dashboard.
CIM2, which currently only works with the LMS Scadas data recorder, treats the Sony cameras simply as another sensor, with automatic synchronization of the video images with other data channels. Connection is straightforward via a single cable that handles the images, data and power.
Also showcased at Siemens’ booth were developments in powertrain engineering. Specifically, four types of test system are now being integrated into one, collecting data on NVH, torsional vibrations and combustion analysis (which is now also integrated into Test.Lab software) as well as from the ECU via the CCP/XCP protocols. The result for the NVH engineer, says Siemens, is a much fuller picture of what’s going on.
June 24, 2015