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The mobility of tomorrow: intelligent and electric

Mobility is undergoing a revolution. Electric mobility and digitization are two major trends that are turning the automobile industry on its head. Innovation and value creation are increasingly defined less by combustion engines and mechanics, and more strongly by software and electronics.

Driver assistance systems, new display and operating concepts, and electrical drives are now indispensable on our roads. The future lies in autonomous driving and in the growing connectivity between vehicles and their environment.

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Pioneers for a digital future – specialists in display systems and autonomous driving

We provide you with comprehensive support in all disciplines relating to electronics, software and electrical systems development – from concept development, predevelopment and series development, to safeguarding, integration and series production of your components.

Our main focus is on themes such as display and driver assistance systems and autonomous driving – thanks to our many years of expertise in various premium OEMs, we are among the most important partners in the automobile industry where these areas are concerned.


Autonomous driving & driver assistance systems

Highly automated vehicles, ride hailing, robo-taxis – all of these will be a reality in a few years’ time. 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 managemets
  • 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 systems (mono, stereo, infrared)
  • Driver monitoring Specific display/operating systems (HMI) for autonomous driving and driver assistance systems

Tools:

  • ADTF, ROS (Robot Operating System), …
  • Vector-Tools (incl. CANoe / CANape)
  • Codebeamer, Jira, Confluence, DOORS, …
  • Datenlogger, Wireshark, ECU-Test, …
  • Lauterbach Debugger
  • C/C++, Python, Matlab/Simulink, …
  • OpenCV, Halcon, CUDA, Caffe, …
  • Camera Laboratory
  • and many more

 

 

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 and 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

 

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 allow the end customer to enjoy an 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.

We work with the following components:

  • Instrument clusters
  • Head-up displays / Central displays
  • Rear monitors, rear seat entertainment
  • Augmented and virtual reality glasses and displays
  • HMI and graphic user interfaces (2D/3D)
  • Steering wheels, seat adjustments, switches, buttons
  • Ambient lighting and light systems
  • Touch/input technologies
  • Voice and motion control
  • Interior cameras

Tools:

Unity 3D3Ds MaxGIT/SVN
VulkanCGI Studio Scene ComposerBlender
MayaAxurePulsonix, Altium Designer, Library Expert
OpenGL ESDoorsC/C++, C#, Python, Java,...
Cinema 4DJenkinsJIRA/Confluence

Adobe CC

Entersprise ArchitectCodebeamer
Zemax, LucidShape,...Oculus Rift, Hololens,...

Software & hardware development

Digitization is touching every industry, with software and hardware at the core of most products. With our highly qualified team of experts and effective development processes, we provide our customers with the support they need when it comes to developing and safeguarding control units, embedded systems, measurement technology, software, tools, and frameworks. We offer everything, all the way up to complete systems, in one place. Our specialists use their expertise and agile development methods to allow you to implement your ideas with absolute precision - whether it’s for planes, trains, automobiles, or industrial purposes.

Expertise:

  • Concept and series development
  • Development of prototypes & demonstrators
  • Project and requirements management
  • Software development, testing, and restructuring
  • Computer vision and image processing
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)
  • Cyber security, cryptography, signatures, and penetration testing
  • Hardware development (circuit diagram, layouts, ...)
  • Safeguarding of hardware components incl. reviews, EMC environmental analyses, etc.
  • Certifications (e.g. CE conformity)
  • Bus systems, protocols, and radio technologies (CAN, ETH, LIN, WiFi, BT, NFC, ...)
  • Development processes and process optimization
  • Functional security (ISO26262)
  • Small series production and support for large-scale production

Components:

  • Embedded software and desktop platforms
  • Tools, frameworks, and apps (iOS, Android)
  • Parallel and distributed systems
  • Databases
  • Core development and driver development
  • Control units
  • Display systems
  • Sensor and camera systems
  • Steering wheels and operating systems
  • Lighting and light systems
  • Measurement technology, data loggers, and test devices
  • Test stands and test sites
  • High-voltage systems
  • Low-energy systems
  • and many more

Tools and Methods:

  • V-Modell, SCRUM, Extreme Programming, …
  • C/C++, C#, Python, Java, Matlab/Simulink, Labview, …
  • Eclipse, Visual Studio, IAR Workbench, …
  • Linux, Android, Windows, RTOS, ROS, real-time operating systems
  • Git, SVN, Mercurial, Jenkins, …
  • Cantata, CppUnit, Junit, …
  • 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, etc.
  • and many more
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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 strong development partners, we offer OEMs and suppliers engineering support based on our many years of expertise. We're working on the future, together: Whether it’s 100% electric or a hybrid engine, fuel cells or batteries, electric vehicles or charging infrastructure.

Expertise:

  • Project and quality management
  • Requirements management
  • System architecture and systems engineering incl. mechanical and thermal design
  • Development and safeguarding of high-voltage performance electronics
  • Function development and application
  • Launching, testing, and safeguarding electronic drive components on the test bench and in vehicles
  • Error analysis and problem management
  • High-voltage safety
  • Construction and manufacture of cable harnesses, HV storage casing, and test stands
  • Supplier qualification and management

Tools:

  • INCA
  • Pulsonix, Altium Designer, Library Expert, …
  • C/C++, C#, Python, Java, Matlab/Simulink, Labview, …
  • Codebeamer, Jira, Confluence, DOORS, …
  • Vector-Tools (u.a. CANoe / CANape)
  • ECU-TEST
  • Electronics laboratories, shakers, climatic chambers, workshop, etc.
  • Catia V5, Ldorado, E³ Cable
  • and many more

Components:

  • Power electronics
  • Inverters
  • DC/DC converters
  • Electric motors
  • High-voltage batteries
  • Fuel cells
  • Battery management systems (BMS)
  • Power line communication (PLC)
  • Charging poles and backend systems
  • Home energy management systems (HEMS)

Strategic cooperation with TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH

Together with TÜV SÜD Product Service, we offer comprehensive development services in one place. Our combined range of services stretches from conception to design and simulation, to overall system safeguarding, to practical tests and materials research.

As part of our expertise in the field of electronics and software, we work closely with our cooperative partners, particularly when it comes to testing and validation in the following fields:

  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Electrical safety tests
  • Environmental simulation tests (e.g. shakers and climate tests)
  • Wireless & radio (e.g. also for radars)
  • Battery testing
  • Flammability tests and explosion protection
  • Endurance tests
  • Certifications and regional approvals (e.g. CE, CCC, etc.)
  • Legislation for display systems (e.g. driver distraction)
  • Automotive safety / Automotive security