Growth Benefits

In October we reached a long-anticipated development goal: to outgrow our premises here at Telefonplan in Stockholm. Celebrations were in full swing as we held a housewarming party for our newly expanded office, got the whole team together to party, and crowned our king of table tennis.

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e-trucks

e-Trucks – the future is powered from above

Say hello to the pantograph, the ancient device invented in the 1890s that’s currently mounted on e-trucks on test tracks in Germany. Pantographs have been used on trains and trams to connect them to overhead wires, and it’s a key component in the future of road freight. Cable harness experts from inContext are designing the e-trucks’ wiring.

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Travel letter from Brian

As some of you may know, I’m currently on a 6 week long hiking trip across the Pyrenees, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. The route is called the HRP, and it’s around 770 km with about 40 km total elevation gain (and loss…). I’ve been sleeping in a tent every night and carrying around 3 days of food.

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Vehicle software and hardware interaction test box development

For a large Nordic truck and bus client a team of inContext engineers is building test boxes that enable testing of the complex interaction between vehicle software and hardware. When new vehicle components are being introduced – whether hardware or software – they need to be tested thoroughly before moving into production. For this the client has established a large test department, named The Integration Lab.

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Defense truck

Modifying standard trucks to fit defence purposes

inContext contributes with expert wire harness knowledge to the “Special Order” department of a large Nordic truck manufacturer. The S-order department modifies standard trucks to fit them to specific client needs, for instance search & rescue, fire fighting or defence.

S-order vehicles often pose complex technical challenges that require thinking out-of-the-box. On top of that, S-order clients expect fast development with short time from prototype to delivery, so the developers have to meet tight deadlines.

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Parked plane

Digitalisation of global servicing and maintenance

A Swedish company producing temperature-controlled air cargo containers for transporting sensitive pharmaceuticals has service stations placed across the globe, to check the containers after each assignment and servicing them if needed.
inContext has assisted the company in digitalizing the maintenance workflow, for more efficient and correct servicing. inContext experts have designed a system replacing printed manuals with tablet based equivalents, enabling fully digital reporting of servicing and repairs.

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truck driving in norway

Improving the capabilities of hybrid trucks

We have assisted a large Nordic truck manufacturer in upgrading its hybrid truck. The upgrades include integrating new charging capabilities and increasing the truck’s range when running on batteries. To complete the truck’s regenerative braking system for charging by capturing kinetic energy, the new version of the hybrid truck has been equipped with an additional CCS-type charger, for charging the truck’s batteries when it is parked. Also, to increase the range of the electric powertrain the truck has been equipped with two additional batteries.

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electrical harnessing

Connecting the brain and senses of autonomous vehicles

We are working together with a large Nordic manufacturer of buses to develop technology for autonomous vehicles. Our contribution to this complex task is creating and connecting the “brain” of the autonomous vehicle functions with various on-board sensors, like radar, lidar, cameras etc., and integrating the functions into the infrastructure of the vehicle.

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