Industries and Markets

Connecting engineers to their CAN data in every industry

Kvaser’s advanced CAN bus solutions are used by engineers designing and deploying a variety of systems, from cars, trucks and buses, to industrial automation, avionics, marine, medical, military and more.
Find out just some of the ways in which our products are used.
Aerospace

Aerospace

The aerospace industry was relatively quick to recognise the controller area network’s (CAN’s) reliability.

Aerospace
Agriculture

Agriculture

ISO 11783 defines a communication protocol for the operation and control of agricultural implements and is based on the SAE J1939 protocol, which in turn is based on CAN bus.

Agriculture
Automotive

Automotive

The Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol was developed for the automotive industry and has since found widespread application elsewhere.

Automotive
Bus and Truck

Bus and Truck

Modern buses and trucks incorporate electronic modules, microcontrollers, devices, actuators and sensors to facilitate their efficient control and operation.

Battery Management
Battery Management

Battery Management

With a dominance of Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) batteries in most energy storage applications, BMS have become the critical enabler, from both a functionality and safety perspective.

Battery Management
Defence

Defence

As with civilian vehicles of all types, CAN is pervasive throughout military transportation.

Defence
Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a fast-growing part of the automotive market. Bosch expects that 85 to 90 million cars will be produced worldwide in 2015.

Electric Vehicles
Industrial Automation

Industrial Automation

The industrial automation / control sector has a long history with CAN. Indeed, some of the first users of CAN were not from the automotive industry at all, but from the textile machine manufacturing sector.

Industrial Automation
Marine

Marine

From small pleasure boats and tugs, to cruise ships, icebreakers and oil rigs, CAN has long been viewed as the communications protocol of choice for many marine electronics systems.

Marine
Medical

Medical

Philips Medical Systems was one of the first medical device manufacturers, if not the first, to decide to use CAN for the internal networking of their X-ray machines.

Medical
Mining

Mining

Mining environments offer performance challenges to electrical systems, in addition to the requirement of extreme safety and reliability – an ideal use of CAN bus.

Mining
Railway

Railway

Today, CAN and CANopen solutions run on a wide variety of trains such as locomotives, coaches, urban/regional/international trains, high-speed trains, trams, monorails and metros, etc.

Railway
Robotics

Robotics

As the most widely used bus architecture in automotive design, the Controller Area Network (CAN) is suited to any control system where a network architecture is needed.

Robotics
Solar

Solar

From solar cars to solar fields, via solar powered telescopes, CAN (Controller Area Network) has been chosen as the communications protocol of choice in a number of solar systems.

Solar