Automotive data logger remotely links to web services

May 20, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Ipetronik's M-LOG V3 data logger is an efficient data logger for validating and testing development vehicle fleets.

It features up to twelve measurement inputs for CAN, LIN, Ethernet, FlexRay and a wide range of protocols such as XCP, CCP, OBD, J1939, etc. In addition to Wi-Fi, the COMgate V3 module offers global modem support, which permits rapid and simple access to measurement data and measurement configuration updates, letting users control their vehicle fleets operating worldwide from afar. The new hardware module is compatible both in terms of its dimensions and also the software with existing M-LOG data logger fleets and older versions of the M-LOG operating system TESTdrive.

The associated IPEcloud web portal offers various services for controlling a data logger fleet. These include the management of the incoming measurement data in addition to rapid status monitoring and remote updating of the logger configuration. IPEdrive constitutes the central element of the web portal. IPEdrive manages the incoming measurement data and records measurement configurations for the data logger upload. In this data area, users will also find the min/max statistics files with compressed measurement data, which they can use to record the operating state of a vehicle and logger on the basis of IPEfleet.
IPEfleet supports users with the individual management of their data loggers and/or vehicle fleets in various projects. For example, loggers can be classified into various groups so as to depict organisational or functional units. It is also possible for multiple users to view various segments. A configuration menu allows users to define which parameters are to be monitored in the measurement data logged. Status monitoring then takes the form of a traffic light display (red/green).

Optionally, the system files transmitted can be automatically processed and output in the form of a PDF report. GPS position recording makes it possible to display the route travelled and the current vehicle location in a map element. IPEmail is a mailbox for managing the logger e-mails and the alarm notifications created by the user. This allows users to