Nebula Systems has released the NC1701, a dedicated vehicle communications chip solution capable of extracting OEM data from any vehicle. It can be embedded into any telematic device and has been designed from the ground up with a focus on telematic applications.NC1701 is a standalone microcontroller that can be incorporated into telematic hardware designs, either OBD plug-in or embedded box solutions. Unlike the chips used in conventional telematics devices, NC1701 ships with an embedded firmware that contains all the know-how for OEM level communication with virtually any vehicles’ ECUs. Other telematic device features such as: “Smart Low Power Mode” and “Advanced Ignition Detection”, come as standard.
Roman Di Lullo, CEO of Nebula Systems said “We identified that the complexities of OEM communication protocols were holding back many companies in the telematics space from exploiting the wealth of data available in modern cars. NC1701 enables easy access to this data which we expect will lead to some exciting new applications”.
The NC1701 chip is already being designed into next-generation telematics devices including RAC units, which is building powerful solutions around this capability. RAC director of marketing and innovation. The chipe enables companies in the Connected Car space to access vehicle OEM data without requiring any previous knowledge of vehicle ECU communication protocols or physical CAN bus technology. NC1701 features essential functionality for most telematics applications, and when combined with Nebula’s MECH5 cloud platform, it “connects” the vehicle by creating a gateway to a vast array of applications.
The NC1701’s core data capability allows simple access to thousands of OEM data points such as:
• Fuel Level Odometer
• Battery condition
• TPMS information
• Service information
• Vehicle occupancy