Due to multiple customer requests, Dana developed the M110 OpenECU™ to satisfy the need for a module with 2 CAN channels which can be linked together to provide a 4 channel gateway.
An example of the CAN flexibility of the M110 is in the modification of left hand drive vehicles to right hand drive. A module with multiple CAN channels can be utilized to switch the necessary driver controls from one side of the vehicle to the other, without having to redesign a number of other control modules. For example, because the steering wheel changes sides of the vehicle, the sign of steering wheel angle must be reversed before being sent to certain modules. The flexibility of the OpenECU platform allows one to modify the information with ease.
Similarly, a multi-channel CAN module can be employed as a gateway to connect separately designed modules/systems into a unified vehicle platform for prototype or production purposes.