30 credits - Verification of third party components to the Road Telematics Communicator (RTC)

Sodertalje, Stockholm
den 4 november 2019
den 6 december 2019
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Connected trucks provide vast amounts of valuable information in real time. Real-time access to data on fuel consumption, vehicle diagnostics and positioning, are vital in daily fleet operation. Based on the data, services can be developed and provided to customers that address specific needs like lowering fuel consumption and increasing uptime.
The Road Telematics Communicator (RTC) is responsible for keeping the vehicle connected and sending data from the vehicle to the offboard systems. The RTC uses data from different sources, for instance GNSS signals, wireless telecom signals and CAN signals.

The functionality of the RTC is verified by Scania with automatic test suites. There are regression and acceptance test suites that verify the functionality of the RTC. The test suites currently verify the functionality developed by Scania. Third party components are not part of the tests due to technical limitations in the test method, hence the RTC lacks automated tests for important features.

Due to the lack of complete verification in automated test suites, time consuming test on the road has to be performed and trouble reports from the field are difficult to analyse since certain conditions cannot be reproduced in a lab environment.
The goal of this thesis is to investigate and analyse how to best verify the third party components. Black Box and Exploratory tests have to be created that show the functionality of the third party components. The suggested test methods and tests should also be possible to add to the automatic test suites, so that the functionality of the RTC can be verified in a controlled environment.
First part of the assignment is to investigate how to use signal generators to give field-like input to the RTC and verify the behaviour of the GNSS module and the modem in the unit by examining the output from the third party components that receive the signals. Expected outcome would be documented test methods that describes how to test and how to maintain the test suites. The test methods should be possible to use for exploratory testing by designers when developing new features or debugging field errors.

Second part of the assignment is to investigate how to integrate the test methods in the Scania automatic test suites to extend the regression testing to include all components in the RTC.
Master (civilingenjör) in electrical engineering, or similar, including digital signal processing, programming and quality assurance.

Number of students: 1-2 students

Start date: Spring 2020 by agreement

Estimated time needed: 20 weeks


Enclose CV, cover letter and transcript of records.

Contact persons and supervisors

Marcus Rosendahl, Product Owner at Connected Platform,

Johan Stenarsson, Development engineer at Connected Platform,

Scania är en världsledande leverantör av transportlösningar. Tillsammans med våra partners och kunder driver vi omställningen till ett hållbart transportsystem. 2018 levererade vi 88 000 lastbilar, 8 500 bussar samt 12 800 industri- och marinmotorer till våra kunder. Nettoomsättningen uppgick till mer än 137 miljarder kronor, varav cirka 20 procent var tjänsterelaterade. Scania grundades 1891 och är idag verksamt i fler än 100 länder och har cirka 52 000 medarbetare. Forskning och utveckling är koncentrerad till Sverige, med filialer i Brasilien och Indien. Tillverkning sker i Europa, Latinamerika och Asien, med regionala produktionscentrum i Afrika, Asien och Eurasien. Scania är en del av TRATON SE. För mer information besök:

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