06970772 is referenced by 28 patents and cites 15 patents.

A method for exchanging data in a vehicle train having a tractor, at least one trailer coupled to the tractor, and vehicle electronics allocated to the tractor and trailer interconnected via a PLC data bus used to provide programmed input and output functions for the vehicle electronics of the trailer. Data representing the programmed functionality is provided automatically and cyclically via the PLC data bus to the vehicle electronics. The vehicle electronics can be configured as ABS control electronics, the programmed input and output functions providing functionality beyond that of the ABS function. Control of these additional functions in the trailer vehicle electronics equipped with the specific functionality is then exercised via an input/output unit provided in the tractor and connected to the PLC data bus either directly or indirectly via the tractor ABS control electronics.

Title
Method and system for exchanging data in a vehicle train via a PLC data bus
Application Number
10/405133
Publication Number
6970772 (B2)
Application Date
April 2, 2003
Publication Date
November 29, 2005
Inventor
Ulrich Weihe
Garbsen
DE
Matthias Radtke
Hannover
DE
Agent
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Assignee
WABCO & Co oHG
DE
IPC
G05B 023/02
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