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Platform for remote vehicle testing

Automotive Engineering

Get access to your data. No matter where, no matter when. The best data acquisition in the car, worldwide.

Individual configuration

Bidirectional data exchange: configuration and data

Your benefits

Benefit from our well-established system in a range of areas.

Complete end-to-end system

The Flea 4 is embedded in an integrated end-to-end system consisting of the end device in the vehicle and the cloud service in the backend.

Everything via remote

The system can be used and managed completely remotely. Configurations, operations, results, new software, new drivers, and security updates – 100% possible from your desk and remotely.

Over the air

New compact services and algorithms can be developed and distributed remotely. This keeps the overall system up-to-date and attractive over time.

Connectivity

Our system is compatible with common cloud computing platforms:
– Pantaris (ETAS GmbH)
– Bosch IoT insights
– Microsoft Azure
– Customer Backend

Versatile & flexible

Whether in the vehicle, in the lab, or on the test track/road, logging and diagnostics are highly configurable.

Expandable

Extensions or even complete developments are possible at the customer’s request. Our hardware allows retrofitting by means of extension boards (FlexRay, PLC) allowing a subsequent adaptation to hardware requirements.

Easy to manage

Everything easily managed via device management, monitoring, reporting and over-the-air update.

Form factor & installation

The Flea 4 stands out with its compact size – it offers the greatest functionality in the most compact of spaces. This makes it easy to install in the vehicle, practically plug & play.

Cost efficiency

The unit costs and thus the investments are low and payable via a term contract in actual use. This lowers your barrier to entry and costs only as long as you actually benefit.

In the lab

On the road

On the test bench

Ideal solutions

As a leading manufacturer of high-performance data loggers we have been working closely for 21 years with renowned companies in the automotive industry in the field of innovative mobility concepts. Our services range from individual hardware and software solutions to internationally operating customer service and the development of test environments.

Increasing global urbanization and digitalization demand safe automated mobility solutions. Our systems serve in many situations such as sporadic error identification, quality and utilization analysis.

Use cases

Discover the variety of use cases of the Flea 4+ for yourself.

Sporadic error identification

The occurrence of sporadic errors can be a major problem, especially when new models are introduced. A smart configuration can detect these and record them together with the correlating context.

Endurance run

Testing in the vehicle endurance run. Development and testing to meet the highest demands. Obtaining vehicle data remotely from anywhere in the world.

Quality assurance

Testing and ensuring the functionality is as specified, from the individual component to the overall system. Acquiring vehicle data intelligently and making it available enables continuous and sustainable assurance of its level of maturity.

Live data

Live data is indispensable in the transformation of the automobile into a digital entity. Through free configuration, you decide which vehicle data is streamed. In combination with streaming from the cloud, computationally intensive and latency-sensitive functions can be outsourced.

Customer behavior

Data on customer usage, satisfaction & behavior can be collected. Information on the use of features can be collected and its subsequent evaluation can lead to insights for further and new developments.

PLC monitoring*

Logging of charging communication to test interoperability between EV vehicle and charging point.

*in development
Documentation

All at a glance

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Flea 4+

Hardware features

With the LED status display on the front of the Flea 4+, you have a more detailed view of the status of the system.

Technical Data

  • System

    System
    Operating system: Embedded Linux (Yocto-based)
    Operating voltage: 12 / 24 V
    Operating temperature: -40°C … +85°C
    Dimensions: 152 mm x 107 mm x 36 mm incl. main connection
    Start Options: Ignition, CAN (activity), RTC, modem ring

    Power Supply Unit
    Overvoltage protection: 36 V
    Standby: < 0.5 mA @ 12 V
    Idle state (warm start): < 10 mA @ 12 V
    Working mode: < 500 mA @ 12 V

  • Ports

    ELO-54
    >5 x CAN-FD
    1 x Automotive Ethernet (100 BASE-TX)
    1 x DoIP ISO 13400 (100 BASE-TX)
    1 x FlexRay A / B channels
    3 x Analog input (0-60 V)
    2 x Digital output (Open Drain)
    1 x Digital output (High Side Switch)
    1 x I2C
    2 x RS232

    USB USB-C 2.0 (Host or Client / OTG)

    Antenna
    2 x 2G / 3G / 4G Antenna Fakra
    1 x GPS Antenna Fakra
    1 x WLAN ex. Antenna (optional)


  • Connectivity

    Mobile
    LTE CAT4 (150 Mbit/s download, 50 Mbit/s upload)
    EMEA Region Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
    HSDPA category 24, HSUPA category 6
    MIMO 2 x 2 / RX diversity
    3G / 2G, Quadband fallback

    WLAN
    LTE CAT4 (150 Mbit/s download, 50 Mbit/s upload)
    EMEA Region Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
    HSDPA category 24, HSUPA category 6
    MIMO 2 x 2 / RX diversity
    3G / 2G, Quadband fallback

    Ethernet
    10 / 100 / 1000 BASE-TX

    Bluetooth
    BT, BLE 4.2







Features

Measure

  • Monitoring

    CAN/CAN-FD, FlexRay
  • Measurement

    CCP, XCPon CAN/CAN-FD, Ethernet, FlexRay (optional)
  • Continuous, Triggered, Streaming

    MDF, ASC, CSV, Streaming
    (Device ↔ Cloud)
  • Performance

    Diagnostics

    • UDS

      ISO 14229
    • ISO-TP

      ISO 15765: CAN/CAN-FD, FlexRay
    • DoIP

      ISO 13400
    • OBD2

      ISO 15031
    • Lua-Skript based

      Diagnostic Sequences
    • Low-Code-Editor

      available
    • Seamless integration

      of existing DiagRA® D Test Sequences

      Our service

      • Account Management
      • Device Management
      • Fleet Management
      • Reporting
      • Software update over the air
      • Service Desk

      Data Access (REST-API)

      Storage

      • Azure Blob Storage
      • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2
      • Bosch IoT Insights Pantaris (ETAS GmbH)
      • Custom upload
      • 4G
      • Wi-Fi
      • Bluetooth
      • Data streaming (MQTT)
      • CAN/FlexRay Monitoring
      • CCP
      • XCP on CAN/CAN-FD/FlexRay/Ethernet
      • Camera support
      • PLC Monitoring (soon available)
      • Development
      • Consultance
      • Support

      Script Diagnostics

      (UDS, OBD, DoIP, J1939)

      DCC-Client

      Flea Cockpit

      Managed
      • Account Management
      • Device Management
      • Fleet Management
      • Reporting
      • Software update over the air
      • Service Desk
      Data

      Data Access (REST-API)

      Storage

      3rd Party Interface
      • Azure Blob Storage
      • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2
      • Bosch IoT Insights Pantaris (ETAS GmbH)
      • Custom upload
      Connectivity
      • 4G
      • Wi-Fi
      • Bluetooth
      • Data streaming (MQTT)
      Logging (Monitoring/Measurements)
      • CAN/FlexRay Monitoring
      • CCP
      • XCP on CAN/CAN-FD/FlexRay/Ethernet
      • Camera support
      • PLC Monitoring (soon available)
      Engineering
      • Development
      • Consultance
      • Support
      Diagnostics

      Script Diagnostics

      (UDS, OBD, DoIP, J1939)

      Tooling

      DCC-Client

      Flea Cockpit

      Teamwork

      Remote Bridge by Bosch Engineering

      Efficient vehicle development with Bosch Engineering: Thanks to Remote Bridge, development teams, vehicles and measurement data are networked, thus simplifying the testing and development process via remote access.

      Flea 4+ integrated into the ETAS tool chain.

      The strengths of ETAS measurement technology experience a new impulse through the use of IoT in the form of Flea 4+. This enables a new experience in automotive development with a focus on cost efficiency and sustainability of solutions.
      We are a member of ASAM.
      Right from the start your experienced partner
      CarMedialab offers you the right software. Your advantage: all components have been repeatedly tested and are already successfully in use. Plus, our systems are available immediately.
      Feedback

      Satisfied customers worldwide

      • Christian F.

        Test Engineer, Volkswagen AG, Germany

        Thank you so much for the timely patches! In short: The Flea 4 can quite do something!

      • Prof. Dr. Chris S. L.

        President, Pacific Coast Research Inc., U.S.A.

        Strong products. Top precision and performance. Exactly what we needed.

      • Manuel S.

        Bosch Engineering GmbH

        Flea 4 is now an integral part of our platform solution. Thank you very much for your support and we look forward to continuing our good cooperation!

        A selection of our valued clients
        Let’s connect

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        Patrick Eichstätter
        Sales Manager Automotive Engineering

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