The ACTIA Groupe specializes in the design, manufacture and operation of electronics for systems management in the automotive, aeronautics, railway, telecommunication networks or energy sectors.
Its Automotive division is specialized in automotive diagnostics. The division imagines and builds embedded calculators for diagnostics or telematics (external communication). Those systems are used in garage or car dealership or directly onboard afterwards.
In order to stay competitive towards their final customers, ACTIA was looking to study the feasibility to bring the source code of a diagnostic applications coded in C++ to work under Android and Linux.
Those systems are more likely to be used in garages and car dealerships. Moreover, it was a challenge as the solution has to run still under C++.
After consultation, ACTIA choosed to call on the DocDoku team due to the quality of its technical and work expertise.
Mathias Choquet, R&D engineer, explains : “the DocDoku expert’s profile was answering to our need because he had all the skills we were searching” and insists that the profile has “a high quality rarely seen”.
In concrete terms, DocDoku missions were the following :
- Consulting on the set up of the compilation / packaging chain
- C++ POC porting to Android
- Gradual reworking strategy to make to best use of the Android platform
Flexibilty and agility were two decisive components in the success of the mission. Mathias Choquet insists on the fact that “the DocDoku consultant knew how to adapt himself to the project pace and thought with the flow” with the project teams.
Finally, the contribution of DocDoku allowed ACTIA to identify and avoid any risks related to the migration setup and given maturity to the project. While bringing to light in a pragmatic way the complexity of the process.
A “well” executed mission that gave ACTIA to possibility to test different approaches, eliminate the impasse with the flow and move forward technically in its reflexion.
To this day, the subject is still open at ACTIA, waiting for an operational project to put into practice the strategies and recommandations identified during the mission.