PC-Based Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) Tester Launched

Computer Based System Integrates CAN Bus with OPC

2/15/2014 - Sandusky, Ohio

A plug in test system for the 2015 F-150 Truck Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) was successfully integrated with assembly line controls utilizing Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control (OPC) and Controller Area Network (CAN Bus) communication protocols. This system is the first of its kind and opens the door for working with other CAN Bus applications. The Rockbox CAN Controller interfaces with a CAN based BLIS module in order to confirm the module is functioning properly. A command is sent to the device and the response received confirms the operation of the device. The Rockbox CAN Controller writes to the Process Logic Controller (PLC) whether the module is good or bad. Team Ray Technologies provided PLC integration support.