Fastest Hardware I Have Ever Worked On!

Image of 'Shelley', an autonomous Audi TTS on the Bonneville Salt Flats at Sunset

Photo credit: Marcial Hernandez

Probably not what you thought you'd be seeing when you came to this page!

"Shelley" is the newest VW ERL test vehicle and will be conquering Pike's Peak in 2011. Yes, that's a Java logo and she is indeed "Java Powered"! Shelley will be using Java Realtime and Solaris for her driving control, GPS integration, telemetry logging and portions of her safety system.

My part, thus far, has been to provide a Solaris CAN bus driver. Which I, unfortunately, had to write in C.

Comments:

there was no can bus driver for solaris? o0

Posted by Jonas on November 11, 2009 at 08:02 AM PST #

There wasn't for the hardware that we needed to use, the dual channel PEAK CAN PC/104-plus.

There is now though and I am working on getting it open sourced. It should be pretty easy to port it to any other NXP SJA-1000 based controllers.

Posted by Mike Duigou on November 12, 2009 at 01:50 AM PST #

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