REinvent Mobility – Fully digital and sustainable - on the way to the mobility of the future
Wiesbaden/Wolfsburg Now, more than ever before, the automobile is on the threshold of being reinvented. Alternative powertrains, digitalisation, autonomous driving and "Industrie 4.0" are the dominant fields that define the way forward to the vehicles and mobility of the future as a fully integrated concept.
The EDAG Group, the world’s largest independent engineering specialists, is responding to the latest challenges and tasks by permanently expanding and readjusting its extensive vehicle, production plant and electrics/electronics development portfolio. At the IZB 2018 in Wolfsburg, the EDAG Group provides insight into its current range of services and presents its proactively developed solutions and concepts in the dominant future topics concerning the industry.
Today's vehicles are gigantic suppliers of information, and like an enormous swarm, they record a constant stream of data 24 hours a day. The many sensors and systems installed in them make this possible.
With this business model, EDAG demonstrates how the data collected by vehicles via their sensors any time, any place can, with the help of analysis tools, be processed in such a way that it can be marketed in the form of digital services. Enormous potential for the automotive industry that has not, as yet, been developed.
Vehicle automation levels call for increasingly complex interaction with the input systems that would otherwise need to be implemented using prototypes for usability tests. Here, EDAG can access standardised modules to technically implement just about any idea in functioning prototypes. And this applies to HMI displays, sensors, camera systems and lighting scenarios.
The EDAG Soulmate, which is an impressive technological example of this, also shows how autonomous driving will change our lives as car drivers, and how time can be put to more efficient use than has previously been the case. The car can be transformed into an office with full data access, or into a room in which you can relax. The "EDAG Soulmate" also illustrates possibilities for interaction between the driver and his vehicle that are opened up by the use of the latest HMI features.
EDAG Production Solutions / FEYNSINN's VR paint shop is sustainable and features the latest digital technology. This virtual training tool for paint shop employees uses a real paint gun, but the work is carried out in a virtual factory. Working without paint mist, fumes and dirty hands are some of the immediate positive effects. And as the process is resource-saving and not restricted to any particular location, the people using the spraying booth can practise and paint to their hearts' content.
An integrated feedback system supplies notes and analyses on paint thickness, spray angle, paint coverage, consumption and speed. An integrated, smart gamification concept even makes it possible for aspiring paint shop employees to enter into challenges with each other.
In addition to this, the EDAG Group presented 13 further technical solutions relating to the main themes of digitalisation, future mobility and sustainability at this year's IZB, underlining the Group's potential as innovative, forward-thinking developers in the automotive industry.
The EDAG Group's engineering team cordially invites trade visitors come along to Stand 1309 in Hall 1, and looks forward to some interesting interdisciplinary discussions there.