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Everything under control: Intelligent integration platform from Webasto simplifies control and minimizes maintenance effort

Munich – April 14, 2021 – With the intelligent integration platform Cronus, Webasto enables central control of all components in the rescue vehicle, from the heater to the air conditioning system. In this way, the global top 100 automotive supplier provides the solution to a common challenge faced by rescue vehicles: more and more buyers of rescue vehicles are interested in central control, but this usually works via CAN communication. However, since many standard devices do not have a corresponding interface, the vehicles would actually have to be equipped with completely new devices for this purpose. Webasto's Cronus integration platform communicates with the CAN network and also controls the standard components by "translating" the manufacturer-specific CAN messages, so to speak. In addition, further systems such as automatic climate control can be integrated via additional interfaces. Continuously variable control of the blower and almost complete diagnosis of the system are also possible via the platform.

Advantages convince customers

In addition to being easy to use for the driver, the platform also minimizes maintenance requirements. Since each device is not controlled individually, there are also far fewer cables and relays to install, which can be prone to faults. The business is promising for Webasto. Cooperation has already started with two manufacturers of emergency vehicles, and further projects are in the acquisition phase.

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    Collaboration started: Among others manufacturer Fahrtec-Systeme GmbH currently equips its new vehicles with the plattform Cronus.

About Webasto

The Webasto Group is a global innovative systems partner to almost all automobile manufacturers and among the top 100 suppliers in this industry sector. The company’s product portfolio comprises a broad range of roof and heating systems for every type of vehicle and all drive types as well as battery systems and charging solutions. Moreover, Webasto has a strong position in the aftermarket providing dealers and end customers with customized solutions and services relating to thermo management and electromobility. In 2020 the company generated sales of around 3.3 billion euros and had over 14,000 employees at more than 50 locations (with over 30 of these being manufacturing plants). The headquarters of the company, founded in 1901, is located in Stockdorf near Munich (Germany).