Intelligent electrical power management from Carnation Designs for the BMW Authorities 'Infrastructure Enabled' package

Carnation Designs has developed a bespoke version of genisys, its electrical power management system that fully integrates with the new BMW 'Infrastructure Enabled' package for government, diplomatic and emergency service vehicles.

This bespoke version of genisys, designed in collaboration with BMW AG engineers, which sees a genisys compatible communication cable installed at the vehicle assembly stage, allows full use of the vast capabilities built into the new BMW Authorities package through a special Carnation Designs interface. All systems within the vehicles are powered, managed and controlled by the fully PC-configurable, solid state control system. genisys interacts directly with the vehicle CANbus, receiving all relevant information from the chassis required to make intelligent and concise decisions on behalf of the operative (for example, doors, park signal, tailgate open, battery conditions, etc.). Health and safety advice, operational guidance or auxiliary electrical fault conditions are all announced into the vehicle, giving both operatives and fleet managers peace of mind over control of the vehicle systems. In addition to this, the BMW 'Infrastructure Enabled' package permits the driver to select crucial response modes (999, ON-SCENE, OFF) via the standard BMW steering wheel mounted control buttons, providing a unique health and safety benefit for responders. This special feature is only achievable with the genisys system communicating directly with the BMW CANbus.

Andrew Buxton, National Operations Manager for BMW Authorities in the UK, commented: "Together with Carnation, we have closely monitored the changing world of modern day policing and recognised that a fully managed system was required by the market. Carnation now offers a flexible and powerful vehicle management system specifically designed to work in conjunction with the BMW 'Infrastructure Enabled' package. The genisys system can be installed quickly and cost-effectively, offering intelligent use of emergency equipment control, battery management and, most importantly, ease of use."

Craig Hall, Sales Director at Carnation Designs, added: "Our specialist team here has worked closely with BMW Authorities in the UK & Munich. We have designed a system that will meet the needs of tomorrow's police cars."

For further information contact Craig Hall at Carnation Designs:

Unit 1, Beehive Business Park, Smithies Lane, off Station Lane,

Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire WF16 0PN

T +44 (0)1924 411211

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