Integrated Driver and Vehicle Information Systems - Modular Design Versus Increasing Complexity 952306

Not only do over-crowded roads demand the attention of car and bus drivers alike; the complex technology in vehicles increasingly require a good portion of know-how. Drivers are often simply snowed under. In addition to dealing with the traffic, vehicle drivers must continuously check and respond to the lights and analog and digital displays on the dashboard.
This is where the driver information system from VDO Kienzle sets new standards for reducing stress levels of vehicle drivers: all vital information pertaining to the driver is displayed on a centrally located screen directly within the driver's field of vision, eliminating the need to monitor a number of various displays at the same time.
KIIFIS, the Integrated Driver Information System, automatically registers deviations from key vehicle monitoring values. The system is also interactive: by means of a keyboard mounted on the steering wheel, the driver can call up information.
The main module of KIIFIS is the colour monitor, which is integrated into the vehicle. Various functions can be called up on the monitor, ranging from all vehicle data, communication between the driver and fleet office, to a list of all repair shops in the area.
The computer even features a diagnosis function in case of malfunction of the transmission control, the ABS/antilock system, and the EDC (electronic diesel control system).
The various sxstems in the vehicle are connected with the monitor by means of CAN (Controlling Area Network), which also allows the modular expansion of KIIFIS.


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