• The show must go on

    Getting show cars ready for the stage with our own technology

  • One recharge please!

    Why the smartphone is changing traffic conditions

  • Standing the test of millions of years

    EDAG's design (r)evolution

  • Indian community inspires towards more sustainability

    Why the Navajos use EDAG busses to protect the environment

  • ADAS – not a disease, but the way to future "piloted driving"

    Helps the driver whenever and wherever help is needed

  • The person in the machine

    A learning-based concept for automated driving

  • Intelligent headlight with a high IQ

Electrics / Electronics

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.

Electrics / Vehicle Electrical system

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. 

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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.

We offer the following solutions and services to meet your needs:

  • Routing definition including fastening elements, cable protection work, cable conduits and circuit plans in all line set variations
  • Installation space checks in the vehicle
  • Validation and mass strategies
  • Vehicle electrical system development for next-generation mixed-voltage systems, using DC/DC transformers and new materials such as aluminium
  • Developing new electrical architectures
  • Release, draft and control activities in developing and integrating the physical vehicle electrical system including series production guidance
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Convenience and car body electronics

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 including acoustics such as air conditioning and seating systems. 

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When developing control equipment, we have the profound comprehension of current standards needed for hardware and software development. That means that we can flexibly react to customer needs. We boost the attractiveness of our customers' vehicles by launching projects such as innovative lighting technologies. Beyond this, we make an essential contribution to reducing CO2 with the development of transformer or 48V systems.

We offer the following solutions and services to meet your needs:

  • Developing and validating electronic control equipment in hardware and software from the draft right down to series production readiness in conformity with the AUTOSAR standard
  • Power electronic developments for power classes to 100kW
  • Release, draft and control activities in developing and integrating convenience and electronic car body systems
  • Virtual and physical function validation on the component, system and vehicle level including test specifications, drawing up test scripts and test evaluation
  • Acoustic testing of eledtric motors for seat adjustment, sunroofs and seat clinate functions, including development and corrective measures.
  • Developing and operating measuring and testing systems
  • Test house for convenience and car body electronics
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Driver assistance and safety 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. 

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It doesn't matter whether it's lidar, radar, ultrasound or camera-based for boosting safety or convenience – it is the complex functions that are centre stage. We offer you comprehensive support for keeping on top of this complexity ranging from software development through integration right down to validation of these systems.

We offer the following solutions and services to meet your needs:

  • Software development and validation of driver assistance and safety systems in conformity with the AUTOSAR standard and the requirements of functional safety (ISO 26262)
  • Algorithm and application development
  • Release, draft and control activities in developing and integrating driver assistance and safety systems ranging from sensor technology through data processing right down to actor technology
  • Virtual and physical function validation on the component, system and vehicle level including test specifications, drawing up test scripts and test evaluation
  • Developing and operating measuring and testing systems
  • Test house for driver assistance and safety systems
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Infotainment and connectivity

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. 

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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. Our Car-IT Competence Center also isolates the technological trends in infotainment, connectivity, driver assistance and safety systems without forgetting Car2X applications. Innovation projects thoroughly concentrate the new requirements in qualifications.

We offer the following solutions and services to meet your needs:

  • Embedded software development and validation of infotainment systems in conformity with the AUTOSAR standard such as head units or intelligent operating and display elements This also includes interfaces for implementing mobility services such as eCall functions
  • App developments for mobility and on-line services
  • Release, draft and control activities in developing infotainment systems including the vehicle's interconnectedness with its environment and integrating mobile terminals and services
  • Virtual and physical function validation on the component, system and vehicle level including test specifications, drawing up test scripts and test evaluation
  • Developing and operating measuring and testing systems
  • Test house for infotainment systems and connectivity
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Overall vehicle Electrics/Electronics

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.

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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.

We offer the following solutions and services to meet your needs:

  • Electrics / Electronics overall vehicle development from the strategy phase, through the development phase, integration and validation right down to series production guidance
  • Electrics / Electronics architectures: benchmarks, strategies, defining requirements, assigning functions and interconnectedness
  • Specifying the EE architecture including components and systems
  • Supplier guidance for all EE scopes and monitoring functionality, costs, timing, quality and weight during the entire development process
  • Testing and validating the interplay of all E/E systems in static and dynamic laboratory and prototype vehicles
  • Developing, building, integrating  and starting up all EE scopes for show and special vehicles including technology carriers
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