Car manufacturers and suppliers facing the challenge to handle a growing amount of data coming from various sources such as test stands, test automation systems and field test equipment in an efficient manner. At the same time, they want to link development and test data with information on vehicle use. The goal is clear: Due to the increasing complexity of vehicles, the engineers must get a holistic, cross-domain understanding of the interaction and behavior of individual car components and performance parameters in the context of different environmental situations. In doing so, they want to make use of existing experience and knowledge in the company or even in the industry. Therefore, the companies want to collect, refine and systematically provide the entire development knowledge for different user groups.
It is increasingly difficult for test field managers to meet the requirements of customers on a flexible and timely execution of tests and at the same time to achieve a high utilization of cost-intensive test resources. The reason for this is the increasing number of test orders and limited test resources that must be linked together in a complex network of processes and dependencies.
On behalf of a leading automotive supplier, Peak Solution has implemented the first stage of a global backbone system for managing test orders. The company is testing security systems at several sites in Europe, America and Asia. The new software application unifies the processes for the description, commissioning and scheduling of tests across locations and creates transparency about the availability of test resources, such as measuring devices, cameras, dummies, test parts and test staff.
The ASAM ODS base standard in version 5.x offers clients access to ODS servers by means of CORBA and RPC. Since these communication protocols are technically outdated and either badly or not supported by newer development tools, version 6.0 of ASAM ODS now additionally provides a streamlined API.
The openMDM® EWG (Eclipse Working Group) published a web-based prototype client for navigating and searching in test data in the middle of 2016. In December 2016, Peak Solution began to expand this client on behalf of BMW. The goal is to prepare openMDM® 5 for productive use at BMW Group.
In order to be able to find measurement data quickly even after a long time and to interpret and compare it unambiguously for different purposes, it is necessary to precisely document the context in which they were created. With the help of templates, this can be standardized across team and department boundaries.
Driving tests produce an enormous amount of measured data for different development disciplines. Some companies have therefore begun to collect these data in a so-called “Data Lake”.
At the heart of such a “Data Lake” is usually the open source platform Hadoop. It provides a variety of frameworks that enable to process and analyze the incoming data volumes flexible in manifold ways.