We have customers using CAN for a wide variety of applications. Vehicle-based devices are the most common, and these range from earth moving machinery, to busses to boats. It is also used on non-moving industrial devices as an easy and reliable way for parts of a physically distributed system to communicate.
The Opal-6 IoT Development Kit includes CAN PHYs and super-quick push-wire connectors to enable rapid prototyping of applications.
We have put together a short video showing the key features along with a quick look at a demo application running under Windows Embedded Compact 2013
The WEC 2013 source code is here.
If you are using Linux, the SocketCAN API is a good way to access the CAN bus.
If CAN is a requirement for your next project, or if you think it might be a useful feature to include, drop us a line so we can talk further about getting you up and running.