Develop, debug and deploy applications on operational vehicles
What is ÆLBOX M1
The ÆLBOX M1 is a hardware and software platform for Edge Computing on Heavy Duty
vehicles. It solves the huge problem of how to develop telematics, AI and machine
learning software directly on operational vehicles from the comfortable office desk. With the help
of the ÆLBOX platform it's no longer needed to debug, diagnose and track problems on-site. Once the platform is on-boarded,
Edge Computing applications can be remotely developed and debugged in a failover manner. No restrictions on the
programming language and no implications on the Cloud infrastructure are implied.
2x@800Mhz cores for PC-like performance when vehicle is operating. 1x@200Mhz core scaling down to
1x@10Mhz consuming less power than a car alarm.
Multiple CAN bus interfaces @1Mbit. Connect existing vehicle networks for analysis, storage
and data transfer. Full J1939 stack.
Full speed LTE networking inside a Linux-powered OS. It provides almost real-time data exchange with
2xRS232 and 1xRS485 interfaces for interfacing external devices and peripheral like access
control and remote displays. Full J1708 stack.
Industries of ÆLBOX M1
The ÆLBOX M1 device is designed to fully integrate with various types of vehicles. The
device is used by software developers to create awesome edge computing applications using the
powerful real-time APIs provided in the development kit. With the help of the rich
APIs, build environment for the low-power real-time MCU and the capability of deployment of multiple
Linux containers with any software, the information from the vehicle can be fully exploited both
when on battery and when vehicle is operating.
Heavy duty transport and mining vehicles are a direct match for the ÆLBOX M1 device. Usually
mining vehicles have higher requirements for operating in harsh conditions, CAN bus speed and bus
saturation. ÆLBOX M1 matches perfectly those requirements being able to handle 3 CAN interfaces
@1mbps and 60%+ saturation with very low CPU consumption.
The ÆLBOX M1 is the perfect platform for building applications for the transit industry.
Install once and build on top multiple applications running simultaneously. Complex applications
like passenger counting, door opening tracking, scheduling and timing, vehicle health status
monitoring are easy to build with ÆLBOX M1.
Implementing client applications requiring driver interaction, load tracking, vehicle health
monitoring and full data logging for retrospective troubleshooting and vehicle diagnostics is not
that hard at all with the powerful APIs provided in the SDK.
Boats, ships, yachts
The ÆLBOX M1 fulfils the requirements of the NMEA 2000 standards providing opto-isolated I/O
and CAN bus interfaces supporting the NMEA 2000 protocol. Up to 3 NMEA 2000 channels can be analysed
and the data can be stored in the device. When the high-speed LTE network is available, data can be
sent for further Cloud processing.
Oil drilling implies heavy use of fuel-driven machinery, electricity generators mostly operating
on CAN bus networks. Oil drilling is a well applicable industry for computer automation with
ÆLBOX M1, especially when flammable fuel leaks might be present.
Producing electricity as backup or as main activity in bio-gas installations, requires remote
control and automation. Developing client applications for maintaining stable processes is so easy
with the programming interfaces that ÆLBOX provides.
ÆLBOX does the heavy lifting
The Aelbox platform APIs provide the foundation of any telematics application so customers
can focus on the business logic only.
Applications of ÆLBOX M1
The ÆLBOX M1 device is a perfect fit for many complex edge computing and telematics
applications. By providing the platform with all the foundations for an advanced edge computing
application, the ÆLBOX platform has already completed most of the heavy work do be done to launch a project. With
the 24/7 remote access diagnostic channels that the platform provides, software developers are able to remotely
diagnose, debug and track down even severely crashed applications. This opens the door to
integrating with constantly moving vehicles on-the-fly or have permanent access to heavy duty
machinery in hardly-reachable areas without interrupting their operation cycle.
Monitoring system performance of vehicles
Remote control of devices
Access control for vehicle operators
Proximity detection, security
Custom equipment connectivity
Access control systems
Driving habits analysis
Smart phone/tablet integration
Full vehicle bus logging
Driver habits analysis
High-resolution fuel savings analysis
Rich APIs covering all the functionality a developer needs
Full-featured real-time C APIs for convenient access to I/O, networking, vehicle sensors,
environment and power control inside the MCU extensible firmware. The APIs are available both for
the full power CPU (JSON-RPC2,MQTT,websockets) with bindings for any programming language and low
power MCU (ANSI C, Cloud-based build tools, emulators available).
Administrative user interface
Browser interface for accessing, configuring and developing new software applications.
Full protocol stack
Full C parser stack for the latest SAE-J1939 and SAE-J1708 protocols. Fine-grained events on the
PGN/SPN and PID/MID level.
Uninterruptible diagnostic channels on CPU and MCU level to diagnose, debug and remotely control
even severely crashed client applications
The high level programming language mappings have rich APIs and are able to run several user
applications simultaneously. Available platforms are OSGi, Node.JS, Mono or any other platform upon request.
The ÆLBOX platform provides almost everything a software developer and integrator needs for an edge computing application.
This is a list of just few of the most important features for heavy duty edge computing applications:
The on-board electronics provide super-secure sensitive data storage like access keys, passwords
and tokens. The hardware is clone-protected and provides AES and RSA cryptography on protected keys.
This is the way to protect remotely controlled vehicles from unauthorized access.
The powerful APIs provide flexible mechanism for compressing firmware and software images. API
coverage includes CPU boot loader, OS and, root file system as well as the firmware on the low-power
MCU and other on-board peripherals
Extensible low power computing
Rich C APIs allow programming of flexible watchdogs for low power mode operation of the device
without requiring knowledge in hardware signals. The AT commands interface of the MCU firmware is
open source and can be used as a starting point for new extensions.
The sensitive on-board GLONASS/GPS satellite interface and the full API coverage of the NMEA
protocol allow implementing advanced tracking functionality.
The IP67 TE DEUTSCH enclosure allows for external mounting and can survive harsh conditions. The
opto-isolated CAN and I/O interfaces allow for use in marine applications.
The device fully covers industrial grade requirements for durability in temperatures between
-40°C and +85°C. The computing cores are able to withstand conditions up to 105°C.
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