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XTRONIC CONTROL UNIT - XCU

SIMPLY. CONNECTED.

All USPs of the XCU at a glance.

A CENTRAL CONTROL SYSTEM

The XCU (XTRONIC CONTROL UNIT) is the central control system in the vehicle for gathering and standardizing all relevant vehicle and system data. 

The resulting digital twin of the vehicle mirrors all the data in the cloud. Data can be analyzed, processed, and fed back into the vehicle along this value-added chain.  

 

This means that ongoing processes can be continuously optimized. Accompanying services increase efficiency and effectiveness and thus create added value at each level.

CUSTOMER-SPECIFIC CONFIGURABILITY

The XCU interlinks, records and controls all the data from the analog and digital components and systems behind the B-pillar. 

This enables the intelligent and safe interlinking of a large range of safety, monitoring and comfort functions in commercial vehicles but also for (semi-) autonomous robo-taxis.

 

A smart and sophisticated configuration concept allows customer-specific adaptations.

FULL INTERLINKING ACROSS SYSTEMS

Connectivity solutions must overcome limits and link horizons to enable future-proof mobility concepts.

The XCU provides full digitalization and interlinking. All the components in the vehicle are connected by near-field and far-field technology and via the cloud.

 

This means that all the functions can be controlled and monitored from any location. Cloud-based assistance systems can be added to provide further connectivity solutions.

 

INTERESTED? WE VISIT YOU WITH OUR XCU-SHOWCAR!

Contact us for more information about the XTRONIC Control UNIT at:

connectivity@xtronic.de

Above: XCU Showcar with Smart Device operation via Bluetooth

Below: Video XCU-Showcar

Interior XCU-Showcar


XTRONIC REFERENCES REGARDING CONNECTIVITY

Mercedes Benz Advanced Control (MBAC)

The MBAC system in the new Sprinter (Source: Mercedes-Benz Vans)

Explained: Mercedes MBAC Smart Home Control (Source: camping reports; german only)

CUSTOMER

Daimler AG
 

PROJECT

Based on the XCU, we have developed the innovative MBAC connectivity module for Daimler AG.

For the V-Class Marco Polo models and the camping version of the Sprinter, the system enables connectivity and control of numerous comfort components in the living area as well as a comprehensive warning and message concept.

The system can be operated via the touchpad in the vehicle or in the near field via a Bluetooth-based smartphone app. 

 

TASKS

  • Requirements management and drafting of specifications
  • Hardware design and architecture
  • Software architecture
  • Draft of circuit diagram in ORCARD
  • Layout and set up of sample boards
  • Software development including app solution for all mobile terminals (iOS and Android)
  • Qualification of overall system
  • Set up of demonstrators
  • Supervision of the project up to the final product
  • Preparation for series production

 

CHALLENGES

Up to now, electrical and electronic components in motorhomes could often only be controlled via individual, analog switches or classic LED/LCD control panels. The MBAC system should go one step further and additionally link classic devices and sensors with smart home functions and realize an innovative operating concept via the integrated touchpad and a Bluetooth based smartphone app.

 

SOLUTIONS

Thanks to the flexible and modular structure of this connectivity solution, we were able to implement the complex integration of all components very quickly.

MBAC offers the following features:

  • Checking the levels of the water tanks (grey water/fresh water)
  • Checking the state of charge of the additional battery
  • Control and regulation of the temperature in the cool box
  • Control and regulation, as well as time control of the hot air auxiliary heating
  • Control of the electrically extendable pop-up roof
  • Controlling the electric sunroof
  • Controlling the sound system
  • Control of the interior lighting, including ambient light
  • Control of the extensive warning and message

and much more ...

 

XTRONIC is also series supplier (TIER1) of the MBAC system for Daimler AG.

 

FURTHER REFERENCES REGARDING CONNECTIVITY

Carthago

  • Development of control units, vehicle integration and app development connectivity

 

Dethleffs

  • Development of control units, vehicle integration and app development connectivity

 

Hymer

  • Development of control units, vehicle integration and app development connectivity

 

Züblin

  • SW & HW development, integration, app development for pedelec rental station Z-box