Conventional Wiring System
Tueor Wiring System
All nodes, regardless of their job or position, are connected, within the loop itself, to the Master Control Node, which monitors and controls each node’s operation. Control Nodes possess superior computing and communications capabilities.
● Sensor Nodes possess that amount of computing, communications and measuring/sensing components to provide information to the Master Control Node for vehicle operation.
● Switching Nodes are simpler, basic on/off nodes that control simple functions such as actuators, motors, etc.
● Finally, Slave nodes are devoted to a single operation (i.e. door locks, window motors, lights, etc.).
Within this concept, all nodes share a common communications/power/control “loop”, communicating with each other continuously, reporting on condition, status, or measurement. In some configurations, “dumb nodes” which can be simple switches (i.e. no intellegence required) can assume the job of simple on/off work anytime power is turned-on. You will note that this type of configuration reduces the amount and complexity of vehicle wiring significantly while simultaneously enhancing vehicle reliability, vehicle health monitoring, telemetry, diagnostic capabilities and overall survivability.
- Control Nodes: contains enhanced computer/communications/control capabilities
- Sensor Nodes: gathers information from specified sources (i.e. fuel tank level, tire speed, or other functions that require level monitoring). Share this measurement result with the Control Nodes and Master Control Node.
- Switching Nodes: Mostly an on/off switch, which reports its condition to the Control Nodes and/or Master Control Node.
- Slave Nodes: devoted to a single operation (i.e. rolling windows up and down, door locks and other simple operations)