CI-BUS

The caravanning industry is becoming digital: Thanks to modern CI-BUS on-board management systems, many devices on board motor caravans can be controlled via a single tool.

Today, modern CI-BUS on-board management systems control a multitude of devices and functions in the on-board network of more and more caravans and motor caravans. Not only lighting, battery charging or level indicator, but also many on-board components such as air conditioning or heating can be controlled centrally, conveniently and safely by the CI-BUS - regardless of whether they are installed ex works or retrospectively.
In 2011, under the leadership of the CIVD, the caravanning industry developed a common standard, the CI-BUS, which stands for future-oriented technology and flexible solutions and is continuously being further developed.

A separate CIVD working group developed a BUS system specifically tailored to the requirements of the caravanning industry. This created the necessary prerequisites for setting up a common platform for creating, maintaining and servicing a uniform data bus system in the caravanning sector. The “Kooperationsvereinbarung CI-BUS” (CI-BUS Cooperation Agreement) sets out the necessary requirements.

The use of the caravanning industry BUS in more and more leisure vehicles corresponds to the current industry trend towards increasing digitalisation. Innovative helpers such as wireless control are increasingly finding their way into caravans and motor caravans. This means, for example, that heating or air conditioning can be operated quite simply via laptop, tablet or smartphone. This type of control contributes both to increased comfort and improved energy efficiency.

Innovations such as the CI-BUS contribute to the future viability of the caravanning industry and continue to offer enormous innovation potential.

In the meantime, 67 CIVD members on four continents have signed the CI-BUS cooperation agreement, clearly demonstrating the trend: the caravanning industry is becoming digital.

 

List of CI-BUS Partners:

ABL SURSUM Bayerische Elektrozubehör GmbH & Co. KG Ottensooser Straße 22 91207 Lauf / Pegnitz
Tel.: +49 (0) 9123 188-0 Fax: +49 (0) 9123 188-188
info@abl.de www.abl-sursum.com
ADRIA Mobil d.o.o. Boschring 10 D-63329 Egelsbach
Tel.: 06103-4005-81 Fax: 06103-400588
www.adria-mobil.com
Alden Deutschland GmbH Feldbrügge 14 49434 Neuenkirchen-Vörden
Tel.: + 49 (0) 54 93/91 36 60 Fax: + 49 (0) 54 93/91 36 63
info@alden-deutschland.de www.alden-deutschland.de
Alden Deutschland GmbH Feldbrügge 14 49434 Neuenkirchen-Vörden
Tel.: + 49 (0) 54 93/91 36 60 Fax: + 49 (0) 54 93/91 36 63
info@alden-deutschland.de www.alden-deutschland.de
ALOIS KOBER GMBH AL-KO Fahrzeugtechnik Ichenhauser Straße 14 D-89359 Kötz
Tel.: + 49 (0) 8221 970 Fax: + 49 (0) 8221 978393
info@alko-tech.com www.alko-tech.com
alphatronics GmbH Breitengraserstraße 6 90482 Nürnberg
Tel.: + 49 (0) 911 216554-0 Fax: + 49 (0) 911 216554-65
info@alphatronics.de www.alphatronics.de
BCA Leisure Ltd. Unit H9 Premier Way/Lowfields Business Park HX5 9HF Elland, Grossbritannien
Tel.: + 44 1422 376977 Fax: + 44 1422 379296
info@bcagroup.co.uk www.bcagroup.co.uk
Böckmann Fahrzeugwerke GmbH Siehefeld 5 49688 Lastrup
Tel.: +49 (0)4472 8950
info@boeckmann.com www.boeckmann.com
Bürstner GmbH & Co. KG Weststraße 33 77694 Kehl
Tel.: + 49 7851 85-0
info@buerstner.com www.buerstner.com
BÜTTNER ELEKTRONIK GmbH Dieselstraße 27 48485 Neuenkirchen
Tel.: + 49 (0) 5973 900370 Fax: + 49 (0) 5973 900 18
info@buettner-elektronik.de www.buettner-elektronik.de
CAPRON GmbH Berghausstr. 1 D-01844 Neustadt in Sachsen
Tel.: 03596/53-0
kontakt@capron.eu www.capron.de
Carthago Reisemobilbau GmbH Carthago Ring 1 D-88326 Aulendorf
Tel.: 07525/9200 0 Fax: 07525/9200 3003
info@carthago.com www.carthago.com
CBE S.r.l. Via Vienna, 4 38121 TRENTO
Tel.: + 39 0461 99 15 98 Fax: + 39 0461 96 00 09
cbe@cbe.it www.cbe.it/
Mercedes-Benz AG Mercedesstraße 129/10 70546 Stuttgart
Tel.: + 49 (0) 711 1739385 Fax: + 49 (0) 711 1753747
bb-portal@daimler.com www.daimler.com
DATASCHALT engineering GmbH An der Hülshorst 7 - 9 23568 Lübeck
Tel.: + 49 (0) 451 29059-0 Fax: + 49 (0) 451 29059-23
kontakt_engineering@dataschalt.com www.dataschalt.com
Dethleffs GmbH & Co. KG Arist-Dethleffs-Straße 12 D-88316 Isny im Allgäu
Tel.: 07562/987-0 Fax: 07562/987-101
info@dethleffs.de www.dethleffs.de
Digital Design Solutions GmbH Schmiedhofsweg 1 50769 Köln
Tel.: +49 221 880-5645 Fax: +49 221 949999-88
info@dds.koeln www.dds.koeln
Dometic GmbH In der Steinwiese 16 57074 Siegen
Tel.: + 49 271 692-0 Fax: +49 271 692-300
info@dometic.de www.dometic.com
Dometic Germany GmbH Hollefeldstraße 63 48282 Emsdetten
Tel.: + 49 (0) 2572 879 - 192 Fax: + 49 (0) 2572 879 - 344
info@dometic.de www.dometic.com
Dynavin GmbH Siemensstraße 7 76316 Malsch
Tel.: +49 7246 944503-0 Fax: +49 7246 944503-10
info@dynavin.de www.dynavin.de
Eberspächer Climate Control Systems GmbH & Co. KG Wilhelmstraße 47 D-17358 Torgelow
Tel.: + 49 800 1234300 Fax: info@eberspaecher.com
verkauf-torgelow@eberspaecher.com www.eberspaecher-reisemobile.de
E-T-A Elektrotechnische Apparate GmbH Industriestraße 2 - 8 90518 Altdorf
Tel.: +49 9187 10-0 Fax: +49 9187 10-397
info@e-t-a.de www.e-t-a.de
Eura Mobil GmbH Kreuznacher Str. 78 55576 Sprendlingen
Tel.: +49 (0) 6701 203 200 Fax: +49 (0) 6701 203 210
info@euramobil.de www.euramobil.de
Exotronic GmbH Schwarzer Weg 2 17094 Groß Nemerow
Tel.: +49 (0) 39605 279-21 Fax: +49 (0) 39605 279-20
info@exotronic.de www.exotronic.de
FAWO GmbH Fahrzeugtechnik Am Neuberg 10 55268 Nieder-Olm
Tel.: +49 (0) 6136 - 7617-1 Fax: +49 (0) 6136 - 7617-60
info@fawo.de www.fawo.de
Frankia-GP GmbH Bernecker Straße 12 D-95509 Marktschorgast
Tel.: +49 (0) 9227 - 738 0 Fax: +49 (0) 9227 - 738 33
info@frankia.de www.frankia.com
Furrion Limited Units 614-615, Level 6, Core D, Cyberport 3, Cyberport Road 100 Hong Kong, China
Tel.: + 008 52 36861561 Fax: + 008 52 28511937
manager@furrion.com www.furrion.com
GARMIN Europe Ltd. Liberty House, Hounsdown Business Park 5040 9LR SOUTHAMPTON, GROSSBRITANNIEN
Tel.: +49 (0)151/29258244
germany@fusionentertainment.com www.fusionentertainment.com
HARTAL Hans Holzhauer GmbH & Co. KG Fritz-Lürmann-Straße 21 58638 Iserlohn
Tel.: + 49 (0) 2371 3540 Fax: + 49 (0) 2371 35467
info@hartal.de www.hartal.de
Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA Rixbecker Str. 75 59552 Lippstadt
Tel.: + 49 (0) 2941 387481 Fax: + 49 (0) 2941 38477481
franco.ricchiuto@hella.com www.hella.com
Hobby-Wohnwagenwerk Ing. Harald Striewski GmbH Harald-Striewski-Straße 15 24787 Fockbek/Rendsburg
Tel.: (04331) 606-0
www.hobby-caravan.de
Hymer GmbH & Co. KG Holzstraße 19 D-88339 Bad Waldsee
Tel.: 07524/999-0 Fax: 07524/999-220
info@hymer.com www.hymer.com
Kabe AB P.O.B. 14 56027 TENHULT
Tel.: + 46 (0) 36 393700 Fax: + 46 (0) 36 5593660
kabe@kabe.se www.kabe.se
KATHREIN Digital Systems GmbH Anton-Kathrein-Straße 1-3 83022 Rosenheim
Tel.: + 49 (0) 8031 6193-300 Fax: + 49 (0) 8031 184-641
info@kathrein-ds.com www.kathrein-ds.com
Knaus Tabbert GmbH Helmut-Knaus-Str. 1 D-94118 Jandelsbrunn
Tel.: +49 (0)8583 / 21-1 Fax: +49 (0)8583 / 21-380
info@knaustabbert.de www.knaustabbert.de
LCI Italy S.R.L. Via Etruria 1 50026 SAN CASCIANO VAL DI PESA (FI)
Tel.: +39 055 8293411
www.lippertcomponents.eu
LEAB Automotive GmbH Thorshammer 6 24866 Busdorf
Tel.: +49 4621/97860-0 Fax: +49 4621/97860-260
info@leab.eu www.leab.eu
LILIE GmbH & Co. KG Heinrich-Hertz-Straße 30 74354 Besigheim
Tel.: + 49 (0) 7143 96230 Fax: + 49 (0) 7143 962323
info@lilie.com www.lilie.com
LMC Caravan GmbH & Co. KG Rudolf-Diesel-Str. 4 D-48336 Sassenberg
Tel.: 02583/27-0 Fax: 02583/27-138
info@lmc-caravan.de www.lmc-caravan.com
NDS ENERGY S.R.L. Via G. Pascoli, 169 65010 CAPPELLE SUL TAVO, (PE), Italien
Tel.: +39 085 4470396 Fax: +39 085 9112263
commer@ndsenergy.it www.ndsenergy.it
NIESMANN+BISCHOFF GmbH Clou-Straße 1 D-56751 Polch
Tel.: 02654 / 933 - 0 Fax: 02654 / 933 - 100
info@niesmann-bischoff.com www.niesmann-bischoff.com
Nordelettronica srl Viale delle Industrie, 6/a 31018 Gaiarine, Italien
Tel.: +39 0434 759420 Fax: +39 0434 754620
info@nordelettronica.it www.nordelettronica.it
GP S.A.S Groupe PILOTE Route du Demi-Boeuf F-44310 LA LIMOUZINIERE
Tel.: +33 2 40 32 16 00 Fax: +33 (0) 2 40058755
contact@groupe-pilote.com www.groupe-pilote.com
Polyplastic B.V. Vlaardingweg 98 NL-3044 CK Rotterdam
Tel.: +31 (0)10 4461100 Fax: +31 (0)10 4461115
info@polyplastic.nl www.polyplastic.nl
RAPIDO SAS 414 rue des Perrouins CS 20019, 53101 MAYENNE CEDEX
Tel.: + 33 (0) 2 43301070 Fax: + 33 (0) 2 43301071
info@rapido.fr www.rapido-reisemobile.de
Redarc Electronics Pty Ltd. 23 Brodie Road (North) 5160 LonsdaleL, South Australia
Tel.: +61 8 8322 4848 Fax: +61 8 8387 2889
export@redarc.com.au www.redarc.com.au
REICH GmbH Ahornweg 37 35713 Eschenburg
Tel.: + 49 (0) 2774 93050 Fax: + 49 (0) 2774 930590
info@reich-web.com www.reich-web.com
Remis GmbH Mathias-Brüggen-Str. 67-69 D-50829 Köln
Tel.: + 49 (0) 221 788800 Fax: + 49 (0) 221 78880249
remis@remis.de www.remimobil.de
SABRE LIVING PTY LTD Suite 4, 19 Best Street DEVONPORT TASMANIA AUSTRALIEN
Tel.: 00 61/3/64 23 20 51
jon@sabreliving.com www.sabreliving.com
Sargent Electrical Services Limited Unit 39 Tokenspire Business Park O25 9BG WOODMANSEY BEVERLEY, EAST YORKSHIRE, GROßBRITANNIEN
Tel.: +44 1482 881655 Fax: +44 1482 678987
ian@sargentltd.co.uk www.sargentltd.co.uk
Schaudt GmbH Elektrotechnik + Apparatebau Planckstr. 8 D-88677 Markdorf
Tel.: +49 7544/9577-0 Fax: +49 7544/9577-29
kontakt@schaudt.gmbh www.schaudt-gmbh.de
SCHEIBER S. A. Bellevue 85120 Saint Pierre du Chemin, Frankreich
Tel.: Telefon: +33 2 51517420
clients@scheiber.fr www.scheiber.fr
SETEC Pty Ltd 19 Henderson Road 3180 Knoxfield Victoria, Australien
Tel.: +61 3 92138404
rachel.cross@setec.com.au www.setec.com.au
SFC Energy AG Eugen-Sänger-Ring 7 85649 Brunnthal
Tel.: + 49 (0) 89 6735920 Fax: + 49 (0) 89 673592369
info@efoy.com www.efoy-comfort.com/de
Swift Group Ltd. Dunswell Road HU16 4JX Cottingham, East Yorkshire
Tel.: +44 1482 847332
enquiries@swiftleisure.co.uk www.swiftgroup.co.uk/
Teleco GmbH Franz-Josef-Strauß-Straße 41 82041 Deisenhofen
Tel.: + 49 (0) 89 21129976 Fax: + 49 (0) 89 21129978
telecogmbh@telecogroup.com www.teleco-deutschland.de
ten Haaft GmbH Neureutstraße 9 75210 Keltern
Tel.: +49 (0) 7231 / 58 588-0 Fax: +49 (0) 7231 / 58 588-119
info@ten-haaft.de www.ten-haaft.com
Thetford B.V. Nijverheidsweg 29 4870 AD ETTEN-LEUR
Tel.: + 31 (0) 76 5042200 Fax: + 31 (0) 76 5042300
www.thetford-europe.com
Thitronik GmbH Redderkoppel 5 24159 Kiel
Tel.: + 49 (0) 431 6666-811 Fax: + 49 (0) 431 6666-829
kontakt@thitronik.de www.thitronik.de
Thule NV Kortrijkstraat 343 8930 MENEN, BELGIEN
Tel.: + 32 (0) 56 528899 Fax: + 32 (0) 56 510205
infoRV@thule.com www.thule.com/en/Global
Toptron Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG Wöhlerstraße 18 58706 Menden
Tel.: + 49 (0) 2373 915413 Fax: + 49 (0) 2373 915414
mail@toptron.de www.toptron.de
Truma Gerätetechnik GmbH & Co. KG Wernher-von-Braun-Straße 12 85640 Putzbrunn
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 4617-2142 Fax: +49 (0) 89 4617-2159
info@truma.com www.truma.com
Vöhringer GmbH & Co. KG In Aufzügen 11 72818 Trochtelfingen
Tel.: + 49 (0) 7124 92980 Fax: + 49 (0) 7124 929850
zentrale.voehringer@v-group.com www.v-group.com
Votronic Electronic-Systeme GmbH Johann-Friedrich-Diehm-Str. 10 36341 Lauterbach
Tel.: + 49 (0) 6641 911730 Fax: + 49 (0) 6641 9117320
info@votronic.de www.votronic.de
Volkswagen AG / Volkwagen Nutzfahrzeuge Mecklenheidestraße 74 30419 Hannover
Tel.: +49-511-798-0 Fax: +49-511-798-30 01
www.volkswagen-nutzfahrzeuge.de
Webasto Thermo & Comfort SE Friedrichshafener Str. 9 D-82205 Gilching
Tel.: + 49 (0) 89 85794-0 Fax: + 49 (0) 89 85794-448
kundencenter@webasto.com www.webasto-reisemobil.de
Westfalia Mobil GmbH Franz-Knöbel-Straße 34 33378 Rheda-Wiedenbrück
Tel.: +49 5242 / 15-0 Fax: +49 5242 / 15-471
www.westfalia-mobil.de
Munster Simms Engineering Ltd. Enterprise Road 2 & 2a BT19 7TA Bangor
Tel.: +44 2891 270531 Fax: +44 2891 466421
info@whalepumps.com www.whalepumps.com
XTRONIC GmbH Herrenberger Straße 56 71034 Böblingen
Tel.: +49 (0) 7031 20947-0 Fax: +49 (0) 7031 20947-102
info@xtronic.de www.xtronic.de
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Type Approval The new framework regulation reforms the European type approval and market investigation. There are also innovations in the area of emissions for leisure vehicles. Find out more
Road Traffic Law Depending on the total weight and tyre age, the speed limit for vehicle-caravan-combinations and motor caravans is defined – in the sense of road safety. Find out more
EU Driving License The standard driving licence class B is sufficient for driving most vehicle-caravan combinations and motor caravans throughout Europe. Special regulations apply to heavy vehicles. Find out more