Fuel Cell CAN Data Logger

Analyzing Performance of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Test EV

Case Studies / Riversimple

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About: Riversimple manufacture hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The company aims to offer customers the first affordable, hassle free, fun-to-drive eco car 

What problem did you solve?

We needed to log data from the ECUs of our vehicle control system. The aim was to check vehicle and fuel-cell performance - and for post test-drive investigation of any faults. Our toolchain for ECU software development required a laptop to be connected to the CAN network. The toolset licensing tied up a laptop and thus a development seat during all test driving

Electric Car Hydrogen Fuel Cell Data

How did you solve it?

We connected the CLX000 to the car to read powertrain control data directly from the CAN bus. The uploaded data was parsed by an in-house tool (using CAN DBC files) and could be viewed for later analysis by various 3rd party tools.

What BENEFIT has this led to?

The CLX000 allows us to speed up our software development by releasing a laptop 

"The CLX000 is very easy to use with minimal need for configuration. For the cost, it is unbeatable!"

Why did you choose the CLX000?

It is very simple to use and set up, it is very small, the logged data is easy to post-process and it is very competitively priced. Further, the CAN-to-USB live streaming is great for checking system operations before the car goes out for testing - and the support for CAN DBC files makes the downstream analysis much easier.

   — Douglas Ponsford, Senior Systems Architect at Riversimple

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