FEV strengthens capabilities in the development of intelligent vehicles and mobility concepts
Dr. Thomas Hülshorst assigned global responsibility for the electronics and electrification business unit; Jürgen Ogrzewalla to head European electronics activities
As a result of further expansion in the fields of alternative drives, connectivity and driver assistance systems (ADAS) at international engineering service provider FEV, Dr. Thomas Hülshorst has taken over global management of the electronics and electrification business unit. In his new position as group vice president electronics and electrification, he will report to the COO of FEV Group Holding GmbH, Dr. Ralf Marquard. FEV’s Jürgen Ogrzewalla has assumed responsibility for the activities of the business unit in Europe and, thus, assumes Hülshorst's previous position, which he had held since 2012.
"Policy measures around the world and changing user requirements are driving demand for new mobility concepts and additional vehicle functions," said Professor Stefan Pischinger, president and CEO of the FEV Group. "We are responding to these developments with the global, strategic orientation of our electronics and electrification business unit – particularly, the need to quickly and securely integrate a variety of new systems from different suppliers into a vehicle."
Since joining FEV in 2002, Dr. Thomas Hülshorst has played a key role in the advancement of the electrification and electronics business unit. In addition to the expansion of FEV’s competences in electromobility, battery development and vehicle electronics, he has been heavily involved with FEV’s software for controlling hybrid and electric drives and the FEV battery management system. Dr. Hülshorst also launched the new “Smart Vehicles” engineering as an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to intelligent, connected and automated vehicles.
Jürgen Ogrzewalla has achieved significant success in the development of fuel cell systems, the establishment of software validation using hardware-in-the-loop and functional safety (ISO26262). Since 2014, he has headed FEV’s hybrid & e-mobility department.
The FEV Group is a leading international service provider for turnkey vehicle development. Its range of engineering competencies includes consulting, development and testing of innovative vehicles and their powertrains from concept to series production. The range of services for propulsion systems include modern, highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, hybrid and fully electric drive systems and fuel cell systems as well as their integration, calibration and homologation into the vehicle. Further core topics at FEV are alternative fuels, the development of electronic control systems, vehicle connectivity and the automation of vehicles through hardware and software development. The service portfolio is fulfilled by customized test bench and measurement equipment including software solutions that allow essential work stages to be efficiently transferred from the road to the test bench or simulation.
The FEV Group employs more than 6700 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on 5 continents.