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Using Raspberry Pi as Hardware for Vehicle Network Toolbox

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I just stumpled over the Vehicle Network Toolbox and it's great!! :) I am working on a project in which I want to use the Raspberry Pi as an Interface between Matlab/Simulink and a Car. I want the communication to be based on CAN. I already successfully installed the Raspberry Pi support packages for Matlab and Simulink. I am considering to use the PiCAN2 Duo as additional hardware to make the Raspberry Pi be capable of the CAN protocol:
My actual question is: Is it possible to use the Raspberry Pi Support Packages in combination with the Vehicle Network Toolbox ? So that the Raspberry Pi is somewhat seen by Matlab as the CAN-Hardware of the VNT.
Thanks you and all the best, Jakob from Berlin
srikanth balla
srikanth balla on 17 Dec 2018
Did you get solution for your question? please let me know if you are having any solution for CAN FD-Communication Blocks from Simulink.
Shekhar patil
Shekhar patil on 8 Jun 2020
Did you figure out the answer for your question?
I am looking for similiar results in my thesis.

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Stefanie Schwarz
Stefanie Schwarz on 23 Sep 2021
Edited: Stefanie Schwarz on 11 Oct 2021
Starting from R2021b, you can use the MATLAB Support Package for Raspberry Pi Hardware to read and write CAN messages from the CAN network on Raspberry Pi hardware using "canChannel":
The example mentions that this should work for the PiCAN2 DUO shield.
When used with Raspi, this function does not even require a Vehicle Network Toolbox (VNT) license.


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