Case Studies

How do other customers use their CAN loggers?

Our CAN tools are used by 2,000+ companies in 80+ countries
- and below you'll find 40+ cool user case studies for inspiration!

Tip: Hover a case study to display the user's testimonial.

WiFi OBD2 & CAN logging from a VW Golf GTI
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Logging CAN & OBD2 data, securely

Volkswagen uses the CANedge2 to securely log and upload OBD2/CAN data for their internal testing and development

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"The CANedge2 got us up-and-running at a rapid pace with robust config options - and the support was outstanding!"
Collecting Siemens engine data via WiFi CAN bus data loggers
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Collecting engine field data via WiFi

Using a WiFi CAN logger for prototype field engines, Siemens reduce their issue reaction time and save development costs

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"It was really easy to configure the device and make it work. The WiFi logger is great for getting quality data remotely."
Diagnosing heavy duty machines via a J1939 data logger
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Blackbox diagnostics for heavy machinery

JCB uses the CANedge1 to record and diagnose intermittent issues in heavy duty vehicles - and for resolving warranty disputes

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"The CANedge1 really helps us pin-point issues which can't be identified with built-in machine diagnostics - and there's very good and quick support if help is needed!"
EV data logger for electric car test fleet
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Logging CAN data from EV fleet

To optimize systems and calibration, Bosch uses the CANedge1 and Python API across a fleet of prototype electric vehicles

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"The CANedge let us collect data from our fleet of test EVs - I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a CAN data logger."
CAN FD analyzer for debugging telematics ECU remotely via WiFi
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Debugging CAN FD ECU, remotely

Marelli uses the CANedge2 to debug a CAN FD telematics ECU in combination with their preferred Vector software tools

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"The CANedge2 is a great device at a super price - and it absolutely fits our needs!"
Compact J1939 analyzer for easily recording truck data
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Recording J1939 truck data, easily

Continental uses the CANedge1 to log J1939 data traces across various trucks - with quick installation and data processing

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"The compactness of the CANedge1 made it easy to install for our test purposes - we were even impressed by the small size when opening the packaging"
Truck telematics: Collecting J1939 data to S3 server for analysis in MATLAB
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Truck telematics, GPS/IMU and MATLAB

Cummins uses the CANedge2 and CANmod.gps to collect J1939 + GPS/IMU data to their own AWS S3 server for analysis in MATLAB

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"Excellent functionality. Outstanding support. Continuous improvements. The CANedge2 is the best you can get!"
Deploying CAN bus dashboards & telematics for military UGV
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Collecting UGV CAN data via WiFi

With the CANedge2, HAVELSAN collect & visualize CAN data from an unmanned ground vehicle via periodic WiFi upload

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"The CANedge2 is an autonomous way to collect, transfer & analyse data. Set it up - and watch the data from your office."

Heavy Duty

Collecting proprietary CAN data from heavy duty electric vehicles
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Heavy duty electric vehicle telematics

Antu Energia uses the CANedge2 to collect data from electric heavy duty vehicles (buses, trucks) & visualize in dashboards

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"CSS Electronics devices and software have been an absolute cornerstone to the success of many of our projects - and the customer service is one of the best I've ever had"
J1939 WiFi logger - automatic data analysis via 4G, AWS S3 & Python
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Remote logging of J1939 field data

A top tier OEM uses the CANedge2 to collect 2 x J1939 from heavy duty vehicles with 3G/4G transfer & Python processing

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"Both the hardware and support from CSS Electronics have been outstanding!"
Diagnosing heavy duty EV batteries remotely via dashboards
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Remote diagnostics of heavy duty EVs

Lithium System analyses and diagnoses heavy duty electric vehicles remotely using the CANedge2 and Grafana dashboards

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"Fantastic product, highly configurable, excellent documentation and outstanding support"
Forklift telematics - analyzing operator behavior (2x CAN + WiFi)
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Forklift telematics using 2x CAN & WiFi

To analyze the driving behavior of customer forklift operators, MCFA installs the discrete CANedge2 to collect CAN via WiFi

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"The CANedge2 is great! - I'm quite pleased with the remote configuration updates, open source software, and the customer service is outstanding"
Mining IoT - vehicle diagnostics via WiFi CAN logger
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Mining vehicle blackbox with WiFi

Becker-Warkop uses the CANedge2 as a blackbox data logger for diagnosing their mining transport systems - via SD & WiFi

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"Finally we have a proper blackbox in our mobile mining applications - and we know the full history of our machines"
Remotely reverse engineering heavy duty mobile machinery
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Reverse engineering vehicles, remotely

Louter Control uses a WiFi CAN logger to perform remote signal reverse engineering of heavy duty mobile machinery

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"The ease of use and added value of the CL3000 is excellent. CSS responded quickly and adequately to our questions"
Optimizing driving system of mobile forester through CAN logging
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Optimizing driving systems in foresters

Albach uses the CL2000 to optimize driving systems in mobile foresters through long-term data analysis during field operation

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"The CLX000 works really well and we've had no problems"
Analyzing forester productivity via CAN logging & hacking
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Estimating forestry machine productivity

To estimate the productivity of forestry machines, FFWS uses the CLX000 for both CAN bus reverse engineering and data logging

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"Thank you for making an awesome device at an unbeatable price!"
Truck data logger - recording J1939 data (load cells & actuators)
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Testing vehicle load cells & actuators

ProAll uses the CL2000 to perform road tests of new load cell concepts, as well as identify rare issues on a J1939 actuator

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"The CL2000 is very easy to setup, the software is intuitive and the *.DBC feature is nice - highly recommend it!"
Mining truck logger for diagnosing dump truck hydraulic failures
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Fixing dump truck hydraulic failure

QSC use the CL2000 to log months of CAN data for diagnosing expensive hydraulic failures in mining dump trucks

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"My overall experience with CSS was outstanding!
Thank you for selling an excellent product!"
J1939 logger - optimizing control systems in mobile test vehicles
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Optimizing heavy duty control systems

PG uses the CLX000 to optimize control systems of their mobile vehicles during R&D, logging e.g. temperatures & voltages

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"These seem to be the ONLY affordable CAN loggers on the market"

Marine

Ship telematics - J1939 data analysis via 4G, AWS S3 & dashboards
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Ship telematics via 4G, AWS & dashboards

VIVES uses the CANedge2 to analyze J1939 ship engine data - uploading it to AWS S3 and visualizing it via Grafana dashboards

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"The simplicity of the configuration and the support for 4G hotspots make the CANedge2 powerful!"
Marine data logger for engine diagnostics
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Engine diagnostics via Python

Cox Powertrain uses the CANedge1 and Python API to diagnose and analyze their maritime diesel engines

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"The CANedge1 is a fantastic device, giving us easy access to our test data at an affordable price. The support is excellent as well!"
Reverse engineering proprietary J1939 PGN & SPN data
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Reverse engineering J1939 data

DDR uses the CLX000 to reverse engineer proprietary J1939 PGN and SPN data within maritime maintenance testing applications

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"The CLX000 worked perfectly for reverse engineering proprietary J1939 data"

Agriculture

ISOBUS Telematics - J1939 Data Logger with WiFi
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ISOBUS telematics & customer profiling

Kverneland uses the CANedge2 to collect 2 x J1939 data via 4G for customer profiling & diagnostics via dashboards

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"The CANedge2 is a high quality product, but the support from CSS makes it an absolutely unbeatable solution!"
Field testing agricultural equipment via simple-to-use CAN logger
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Field testing farming equipment

Kverneland uses the CL2000 to test their agricultural equipment in the field - with farmers installing the units themselves

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"We used the CL2000 for months now - despite rough environments we found the device sturdy and reliable"
Logging harvesting machine J1939 data across a harvest season
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Logging a harvest season of data

Tribine uses a J1939 logger to collect data from their prototype harvesting machines across a full season to identify issues

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"The CL2000 can be left in the machine all of the time - and the price lets us buy enough units to truly utilize this ability"
CAN bus troubleshooting of drainage plow issues via CAN logging
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Remotely resolving drainage plow issues

SunSource uses a CAN logger to troubleshoot issues in a drainage plow remotely - resolving OEM customer complaints

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"Never used a tool like this before
- the support was exceptional!"

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Data Logger Powertrain Diagnostics
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Logging EV powertrain data

Hyundai Motor uses the CANedge1 to record EV powertrain data for diagnostics & development

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"The CANedge1 is easy to configure and install - and stores vehicle data in case it's needed for analysis"
Logging electric vehicle charging data from Nissan EV (SoC%)
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Logging SoC% from Nissan e-NV200

TRL uses the CANedge2 to record both CAN + EV-CAN from a Nissan e-NV200, allowing them to analyze the SoC% (State of Charge)

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"I have found the CANedge2 to be an effective device that is accompanied by impressive support from its creators"
Analyzing the performance of hydrogen fuel cell EV during tests
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Analyzing fuel cell EV performance

Riversimple uses the CLX000 (now the CANedge2) to analyze the performance of their hydrogen fuel cell electric cars

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"The CLX000 is very easy to use with minimal need for configuration. For the cost, it is unbeatable!"
Recording BMS data from submarine ROV for ex post analysis
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Recording submarine battery (BMS) data

Idrobotica logs BMS data from their unmanned submarines with a CLX000 to truly understand their LiPO battery performance

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"The CL1000 is a powerful stand-alone CAN logger and an easily configurable system"

Automotive

OBD2 telematics with GPS-to-CAN module
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OBD2/CAN telematics + GPS-to-CAN

GEU uses the CANedge2 and CANmod.gps to collect CAN/OBD2 and GNSS/IMU data for analysis of slippery roads during winter

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"The performance/cost ratio, support and open source tools are outstanding!"
LIN bus diagnostics via 2 x CAN/LIN logger & Vector CANoe
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Logging 2 x CAN/LIN for use in CANoe

Proton uses the CANedge2 to log 2 x CAN/LIN ECU data during vehicle testing - analyzing the data in Vector CANoe

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"The CANedge2 is a fast solution for troubleshooting - with impressive support from CSS Electronics!"
LIN bus analyzer - performing LIN diagnostics of ECU signals
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Diagnosing ECU LIN bus communication

ARADEX diagnose their LIN based ECUs by recording the LIN data to an SD card with the CANedge2 and converting the MF4 to CSV

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"The CANedge2 helped us in quickly troubleshooting the LIN bus communication issue"
Recording work vehicle driving behavior through CAN logging
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Understanding driver behavior

Toyota uses the CL2000 to analyze the driving habits of end users to ensure their work vehicles are optimally designed

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"The CLX000 is low cost and easy to use - and enables data logging without driver interaction with the logger"
ECU data logger - testing data communication via CAN bus data
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Developing complex car ECU modules

BorgWarner uses the CL2000 to test the CAN communication of a complex ECU module in their test cars by studying data traces

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"The CL2000 has been a great device for us! Most importantly, the tech support was outstanding!"
Syncing CAN bus data & video events to diagnose test car issues
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Analyzing cars via video & CAN bus

Domteknika uses the CLX000 to log data from prototype cars, which is then synced against video-based events for diagnostics

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"The CLX000 is a very fast solution for diagnosing failures - making it a powerful device"
Battery data logger - recording temperature data via CAN bus
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Logging turbo battery temperature

SRM uses the CL2000 to monitor key sensor values from their TorqAmp (electric centrifugal compressor) - e.g. temperatures

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"The CL2000 is a great plug'n'play product for easy data logging!"
OBD2-to-USB sniffer - reverse engineering proprietary PIDs
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Reverse engineering proprietary OBD2

Quadrar Tecnologia uses the CL2000 to sniff OBD2 data including propritary OBD2 PIDs through CAN bus streaming

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"The CLX000 has been the most practical and useful tool amongst similar devices we've tried so far"
Performance testing vehicle powertrain modules via CAN logger
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Performance tests using CAN/OBD2 data

To test the effect of their air compressor modules for vehicle powertrains, Aeristech uses the CL2000 for performance testing

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"The CLX000 is very compact, cost-effective, reliable and easy to use"
Optimizing student race car via CAN data logger
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Optimizing & diagnosing race car

Campus Motorsport uses the CLX000 to collect data from all their race car sensors (incl. temperatures, acceleration, angles)

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"The easy commissioning and operability characterize your data logger. It's plug and play!"
Automotive data logger for formula student racing ECUs & sensors
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Building a winning formula race car

FT 2017 use the CL2000 to get data on their student race car controller incl. e.g. sensor readings on suspension & steering

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"The CL2000 is a great piece of hardware!"

Other

CAN bus dashboard diagnostics plotly dash
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Automated fuel cell diagnostics

Nuvera uses the CANedge2 and Python for automated processing & dashboard visualization of their fuel cell system data

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"The CANedge2 is a very affordable and reliable solution for acquiring, elaborating and visualizing CAN bus data"
Motorcycle data logger for analyzing e-bike ride profiles
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Analyzing e-bike ride profiles

Zero Motorcycles use the CL1000 as a low cost CAN logger for analysis of e-motorcycles (ride profiles & diagnostics)

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"We loved it! And I can put 5 of the CLX000 CAN loggers on our test fleet for the price of one of the Memorator loggers"
Reverse engineering a motorcycle CAN bus
Reverse engineering a Ducati motorcycle

Thomas C uses the CLX000 to reverse engineer the CAN bus of his Ducati Diavel 2015 - utilizing SavvyCAN for streaming

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"The CL2000 is compact, feature rich, highly configurable - and it just works great!"
CANopen sniffer - diagnosing rare issues in machinery
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Diagnosing rare machine errors

Coru uses the CL2000 to catch rare issues in their CANopen-based electronices manufacturing machinery across long periods

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"The CL2000 is a perfect tool for machine diagnostics!"
Diagnosing issues in UAV plane via standalone WiFi CAN logger
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Blackbox CAN logging in UAV aircraft

Singular Aircraft uses the CLX000 as a standalone 'blackbox' CAN logger in their UAV planes to diagnose electronics systems

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"The WiFi CAN logger works perfectly - and it has one of the best value/cost ratios in the market"
Drone data logger - testing CAN bus functionality of INS module
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Confirming drone device functionality

Inertial Labs use the CLX000 to test their GPS Inertial Navigation System CAN bus functionality during drone field operation

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"The CLX000 is very convenient to use - and the free software with DBC conversion is great!"
Developing CAN bus displays via WiFi CAN data logger
Designing field equipment displays

CSIRO uses a CLX000 to develop real-time streaming systems for customized J1939 status displays in their field equipment

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"The added features of the CL3000 were extremely useful in helping us develop our application"

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