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Research Methodology for the Development of Truck Controller Software Test Automation

B. N. Jagdale, Rashmi Phalnikar, Priya R. Deshpande


In truck manufacturing business, body controller module provides flexible on-vehicle integration capability. Body controller is used to integrate on-vehicle systems, but also provides the body controller capability as an enabler for body builder companies to integrate functionality such as emergency lights and hydraulic pumps that are part of the finished truck.

As a complex and configurable software/hardware component of the vehicle system, the body controller requires extensive testing. These applications are repetitive as well as time consuming hence needs to be automated. In order to overcome these disadvantages a cost effective automated testing is required. This paper proposes the implementation aspects of a reliable and accurate LabVIEW-based automated testing system

The proposed system permits the testing to be performed efficiently and without intervention. Most importantly, it relieves the operator of the usual responsibility for manually controlling the system for the test. Virtual instrumentation technique and PXI architecture is used which enhances the productivity, performance and reduces the cost through easy-to integrate LabVIEW-based application software and PXI modular hardware. 


Automated Testing, Body Controller, Virtual Instrumentation, PXI Architecture, LabVIEW

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