Whether it's driver assistance, convenience or information systems, the demands made of functions and the way they are interconnected is constantly burgeoning. Future vehicle development will not only be dominated by cutting-edge technologies that are driven by electronics and software. It will be forged by new cooperative models from all of the players in development and validation. As Germany's most formidable independent experts in overall vehicle development, we know that this interconnectedness of functions, even beyond the vehicle, is one of the most important drivers of innovation.
As the quality leader with more than 1,500 engineers and technicians at 12 sites in Germany and other international branch offices, we ensure capacity and flexibility in E/E product engineering. And that's not all - we make sure that you reach or retain a competitive edge with product innovations.
As your trail-blazing development partner, we take on the responsibility in component development, system development and overall vehicle or derivative development.
Vehicle electrical system development defines how performance lines are laid and protected in the vehicle and how control units are connected. This calls for an all-encompassing comprehension of the package and overall vehicle since the laying routes and component parts extend over the entire vehicle and take on differing configurations in various vehicle models. With our experience in vehicle electrical system development, we not only cover these requirements. We can also draw on a profound interconnectedness with vehicle manufacturers and vehicle electrical system suppliers, primarily with our link to essential development tools for specific customers.
The scope of electronic systems makes a quantum leap from one vehicle generation to the next. That not only affects the basic vehicle functions such as interior and exterior illumination, door, roof and bonnet controls and centralised control equipment, but also convenience functions such as air conditioning and seating systems.
Driver assistance and safety systems boost safety and convenience during your trip while supporting the driver with a wide range of driving functions such as active parking assistance, active space regulation right down to the innovative megatrend of (partially) automated driving. Passive safety systems such airbags, pedestrian protection and retention systems make sure that the results of accidents are kept to a minimum.
On the one hand, infotainment systems keep drivers informed of the status of the vehicle or its environment. On the other hand, they entertain the vehicle passengers with a whole range of media Connectivity interconnects the vehicle with its environment giving it seamless integration of mobile terminals and services. This is one of the largest and most innovative growth markets in automobile development. The interconnectedness of functions and services in and around the vehicle is constantly boosting the complexity of requirements. In this context, we focus on developing, integrating and validating components and systems inside and outside of the vehicle.
A high level of vehicle variance, personalisation, function orientation - these are keywords that call for one thing in development: interdomain thinking A polished Electrics/Electronics architecture is needed for keeping on top of the complexity of innovative customer functions. As experts in overall vehicle development, we know from experience with national and international projects how an agenda like this can be launched when other departments pull together such as body or interior and how they can be involved in the customer's specific development processes and tools.