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The Future: Digital, Intelligent and Electric

Hardly any industry can escape the inroads being made by digitization. Products, business models, services – everything is being turned upside down, and our customers are facing the major challenge of emerging as winners from this period of transformation.

The automotive industry is a good example of this, since we are currently in the middle of a mobility revolution. Value creation is now being defined less by combustion engines and mechanics, and more by software and electronics. Driver assistance systems, novel display and operating concepts, and electric powertrain systems are already omnipresent on our roads. The future lies in autonomous driving and in the growing connectivity between vehicles and their environment. Manufacturers and suppliers who don’t rise to the challenges of this transformation will have a difficult time.

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Pioneers of Digitization and Electrification

We see ourselves as pioneers and help our customers move forward into a digital future. With our profound expertise and years of experience, we are one of the most important partners for numerous premium OEMs, suppliers, and major industry players.

We will gladly offer you comprehensive advice and support in all areas of electronics, software, and electrical-systems development – from concept development, pre-development, and series development to the protection, integration, and serial manufacture of your products. In doing so, we always see ourselves as development partners and catalysts – ultimately, YOUR success is OUR success!


Autonomous driving & driver assistance systems

Highly automated vehicles, ride hailing, robotaxis – all this will become reality in a few years. In the meantime, smart assistance systems are providing more support to drivers and relieving them of the complex task of driving.

When it comes to developing intelligent vehicles and creating the mobility of tomorrow, we have spent many years successfully supporting our customers with our expert knowledge in developing and safeguarding sensors, functions, and driver assistance control units.

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Expertise:

  • Project and quality managements
  • Requirements management
  • Series development and integration
  • Software and function development
  • Machine learning/artificial intelligence
  • Computer vision and image processing
  • Camera layout and sensor design
  • Tests, validation, and test automation
  • Integration of components into vehicles
  • Management and supervision of suppliers
  • Technology scouting and evaluation

Components:

  • ADAS/HAD control units and platforms
  • Radars
  • Ultrasound sensors
  • Laser/lidar
  • KAFAS - Camera-based driver assistance systems (mono, stereo, infrared)
  • Driver condition monitoring
  • Specific display/operating systems (HMI) for autonomous driving and driver assistance systems

Tools:

  • Codebeamer, PTC Integrity, DOORS, JIRA, Confluence, ALM, Octane
  • Automotive Grade Linux, AOSP, OSEK
  • ADTF, ROS, ORCAS, MTS
  • Vector tools (CANoe / CANape), Wireshark
  • dSpace, Data logger (Xoraya ,…), ECU test, EXAM
  • Matlab/Simulink toolchain
  • C/C++, Python, CAPL, OpenCV, Halcon, CUDA, Caffe
  • Lauterbach Debugger, Gliwa T1
  • Camera laboratory

Here you will find a list of the most important tools in our portfolio. If you wish to use a different one, please ask. 


Cockpit electronics, HMI & displays

Vehicle interiors and display/operating systems in particular are becoming increasingly important. Large touch displays and augmented reality have long been present in vehicles. Personalized user interfaces with 3D graphics and voice and motion control provide end customers with an intuitive experience they are accustomed to with their smartphones and smart TVs.

As specialists in display technologies, cockpit electronics, and HMI, we enable our customers to develop unique driver experience spaces and actively bring our own ideas into this thanks to our innovation management and technology scouting.

Expertise:

  • Project and quality management
  • Requirements management
  • Concept development, predevelopment, and series development
  • Software and hardware development
  • Display/operating concepts, storyboards
  • User interfaces & user experience (UI/UX)
  • Graphic design and animation in 2D and 3D
  • Augmented reality/virtual reality
  • Mechanical construction as well as geometric and functional integration
  • Management and supervision of suppliers
  • Tests, validation, and test automation
  • Problem management
  • Technology scouting and benchmarking
  • Visual simulations and sensor design
  • Integration of components into vehicles
  • Conducting trials

 

Components:

  • Instrument clusters and head units
  • Displays, head-up displays, rear-seat entertainment, and displays integrated into surfaces (“shy tech”)
  • Augmented and virtual reality glasses and displays
  • HMI and graphic user interfaces (2D/3D)
  • Steering wheels, display bezels, seat adjustments, switches, buttons
  • Lighting systems (ambient lighting, functional lights, IR)
  • Touch/input technologies
  • Voice and motion control
  • Interior cameras

Tools:

  • OpenGL ES, Vulkan, Unity3D, Unreal
  • 3Ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, Adobe CC, Blender
  • Axure RP, Candera CGI Studio
  • C/C++, C#, Python, Java
  • GIT, SVN, Mercurial, Jenkins
  • Enterprise Architec
  • Pulsonix, Altium Designer
  • Codebeamer, JIRA, Confluence, Doors
  • Oculus Rift, Hololens
  • Zemax, LucidShape

Here you will find a list of the most important tools in our portfolio. If you wish to use a different one, please ask.

 


Software & Hardware Development

Digitization is moving into all industries. Software and hardware are increasingly becoming the core of most products. With teams of highly-qualified experts and efficient development processes

  • … we advise you on all aspects of product development, beginning with the development processes themselves.
  • … we are your ideal partner when it comes to developing and safeguarding software, tools, frameworks, control units, embedded systems, and measuring technology.
  • … we bring your product ideas to life at record speed and in outstanding quality.

We offer you everything from one source – from concepts to complete systems. Our specialists give advice, determine requirements, create concepts and system architectures, build functional models and prototypes, develop the systems for you in series, and accompany you all the way to production. We use specially developed control unit platforms and modular systems for the rapid prototyping of electronic components and software. These scalable modular platforms enable us to realize your project in a way that is guaranteed to be fast, safe, and cost-effective.

We use our professional expertise and agile development methods to meet your requirements to the letter, while attaching particular importance to flexibility and client orientation. We will also gladly help you realize your software, hardware, or mechatronic products whether for automotive, rail, aviation, or industry applications!

Expertise – Software:

  • Software development, testing, and restructuring
  • Computer vision and image processing
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)
  • Bus systems, protocols, and radio technologies (CAN, ETH, LIN, WiFi, BT, NFC)
  • Cyber security, cryptography, signatures, and penetration testing
  • Functional security (ISO26262)

Expertise – Hardware:

  • Hardware development and architecture (circuit diagram, layout, housing, cable harness)
  • Safeguarding hardware components incl. reviews, EMC, electrical safety, environmental simulation tests, etc.

Expertise – Product Development:

  • Project and quality management
  • Requirements engineering
  • Advice on development processes, process optimization, and technologies
  • Certification (e.g. CE conformity, CCC)
  • Prototype construction, small-series production, and support for large-scale production

Components:

  • Embedded software, desktop applications, tools, frameworks, middleware, mobile apps, web, and cloud
  • Parallel and distributed systems
  • Databases
  • Kernel development and driver development
  • Control units
  • Display systems
  • 2D/3D user interfaces
  • Sensor and camera systems
  • Operating systems and steering wheels
  • Lighting and light systems
  • Measurement technology, data loggers, and test devices
  • Test stands and test sites
  • High-voltage systems
  • Low-energy systems

Tools:

  • V model, SCRUM, LeSS
  • C/C++, C#, Python, Java, Matlab/Simulink, Labview, Swift, Kotlin
  • OpenCV, TensorFlow, Matlab DeepLearning Toolbox
  • Eclipse, Visual Studio, IAR Workbench, IntelliJ, PyCharm
  • Linux, Android, Windows, iOS, Integrity, RTOS, ROS, OSEK, AUTOSAR, GENIVI
  • Git, SVN, Mercurial, CMake, Jenkins
  • Cantata, CppUnit, JUnit, Selenium
  • Lint, MISRA-C
  • Enterprise Architect, UML
  • Codebeamer, Jira, Confluence, DOORS
  • Pulsonix, Altium Designer, Library Expert
  • FPGA, VHDL
  • Vector CANoe / CANape, ECU-Test
  • AUTOSAR, GENIVI
  • Electronics laboratories, shakers, climatic chambers, optics laboratory, acoustics laboratory, camera laboratory, display system test house, workshop, prototype building

Here you will find a list of the most important tools in our portfolio. If you wish to use a different one, please ask.


Electric mobility

Together with our customers, we're working on the sustainable mobility of tomorrow - with more environmentally-friendly, resource-saving vehicles, cleaner cities, and a perfectly connected ecosystem. As a strong development partner, we offer OEMs and suppliers engineering support for the entire drive train, and give advice based on many years of expertise. Jointly, we're working on the future, whether hybrid or 100% electric, fuel cells or batteries, electric vehicles or charging infrastructure.

Expertise:

  • Project and quality management
  • Requirements management
  • System architecture and systems engineering
  • Mechanical and thermal design incl. calculations and simulation
  • Development and safeguarding of control units and high-voltage performance electronics
  • Hardware/software architecture
  • E/E and software integration
  • Function development and application
  • Commissioning, testing, and safeguarding of electronic drive components on the test bench and in vehicles, incl. test automation
  • Error analysis and problem management
  • High-voltage safety, functional safety
  • Supplier qualification and management
  • Development consulting, technology scouting, and benchmarking
  • Vehicle upgrading and conversion
  • Experiment and material coordination
  • Construction and production of cable harnesses, HV storage casing, and test stands

Components:

  • Power electronics
  • Inverters
  • DC/DC converters
  • Electric motors
  • Batteries/ High-voltage batteries
  • Fuel cells
  • Control units
  • Battery management systems (BMS)
  • Power line communication (PLC)
  • Charging poles and backend systems
  • Home energy management systems (HEMS)
  • Measuring technology and test stands
  • Demonstrators
  • Cable harnesses/adapters

Tools:

  • Pulsonix, Altium Designer, Library Expert
  • C/C++, C#, Python, Java, Matlab/Simulink, Labview
  • Codebeamer, Jira, Confluence, DOORS
  • Vector tools (CANoe, CANape)
  • ECU test
  • INCA
  • Electronics laboratories, shakers, climatic chambers, workshop
  • Catia V5, Ldorado, E³ Cable

Here you will find a list of the most important tools in our portfolio. If you wish to use a different one, please ask.


Products developed by ARRK Engineering

As development partners, our daily task is to help our clients realize their product visions in the highest quality and in record time.

Our research activities and the real problems we encounter during the course of our work frequently serve as a source of inspiration for innovative products that can also help you.

You will find our products here.