FEV Expands Development Capabilities with Launch of FEV.io Intelligent Mobility Software Brand
Aachen, Germany, April 25, 2022 – FEV Group is combining its long-standing expertise in intelligent mobility and software development with the establishment of their new FEV.io brand. This move is intended to accelerate and optimize innovative power and interdisciplinary collaboration in the areas of automated and autonomous driving, as well as connectivity of infrastructure, people, and vehicles.
Tomorrow's vehicles will be operating in an increasingly digital environment. Software-driven areas such as ADAS/AD, infotainment and connected functions will be key differentiators in the user experience. “We have been supporting our customers in the development of intelligent mobility solutions for many years, and we see the FEV.io brand as a way to further increase the value we provide in this space,” said Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO of FEV Group. “This ranges from design and industrialization to the provision of frameworks and tools.”
Software upgrades and a constant flow of data between vehicles, infrastructure, people, and the cloud backend, are highly complex and thus have significant impact on how modern vehicles are developed today. They also directly impact customer needs and the pace of development. “Our methodologies in scenario and model-based systems engineering provide a unique benefit and help us to master even the most sophisticated system complexity,” said Thomas Hülshorst, Group Vice President of Intelligent Mobility & Software at FEV. This approach allows the company to bridge the gap between the vehicle and ITC – information technology and communications – and deliver state-of-the-art connected solutions with an end-to-end view of the data pipelines from the vehicle to the backend.
FEV.io’s structure provides an agile and quickly adaptable working model for its customers around the world. It is represented as a new brand in FEV’s regional organizations worldwide and additionally established as a separate legal entity, FEV.io GmbH, located close to the Group’s German headquarters in Aachen. Should a customer also require support in energy and mobility system engineering, or even complete vehicle development, the newly founded brand will work closely with the FEV Group to offer all solutions “from a single source” at more than 40 global locations.
In addition, FEV.io will continuously strengthen its expertise with input from the consumer electronics, cloud, and automotive industries; and collaborate in the IT arena with market leaders such as Wipro.
Intelligent mobility – FEV.io's range of services
Systems Engineering enables FEV.io to describe digital representations of real systems for its customers in a model-based manner. On this basis, dependencies are identified, and test scenarios are derived, enabling cost-efficient and fast product cycles.
Functional Safety & Cyber Security is structured in accordance with all industry standards for connected, automated and electrified vehicles. FEV.io accompanies and leads customers through all development steps.
Connected mobility will offer a unique user experience in the future. The provision and connection of vehicle data allows mobility to become safer and more convenient. FEV.io develops corresponding ecosystems where cross-domain competence is crucial.
ADAS/AD systems interact with all areas of the vehicle, such as steering, brakes, powertrain and infotainment. At the same time, they also interact with intelligent infrastructure and digital maps. FEV.io supports its customers in mastering this complexity.
Infotainment: A seamless and holistic human-machine interface (HMI) is a key differentiator for vehicles today. Therefore, the development of cutting-edge display solutions and creative interaction technologies is one of the most important areas of innovation. These systems must enable convenient and effective communication between passengers and the vehicle while ensuring safe operation. FEV.io verifies efficient development and integration into the entire vehicle.
SW & EE platforms: Buyers are increasingly opting for a vehicle that is online, seamlessly connects to the user's digital world, and delivers a premium digital experience. To achieve this, hundreds of millions of lines of code, ECUs and electronic components need to be integrated into scalable platforms. This is where FEV.io provides high-quality and robust solutions through its cross-domain system expertise and global presence.
SW and EE integration: Future vehicles will have extensive functions for assisted and automated driving, enabled by connectivity and a growing proportion of software and complex algorithms. Greater functionality means, above all, greater complexity and responsibility. Automotive software must be maintainable, updatable, and diagnosable in the context of SW and EE integration. FEV.io enables this while embedding it in a powerful, reliable E/E architecture.
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FEV is a leading international, independent service provider for hardware and software in vehicle and powertrain development, as well as the energy industry. The range of competencies includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series production and all related consulting services. The range of services for vehicle development includes the design of body and chassis, including the fine tuning of overall vehicle attributes such as driving behavior and NVH. FEV also develops innovative lighting systems and solutions for autonomous driving and connectivity. The electrification activities of powertrains cover powerful battery systems, e-machines and inverters. Additionally, FEV develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles suitable for homologation. Alternative fuels are a further area of development. The service portfolio also includes tailor-made test benches and measurement technology as well as software solutions that allow efficient transfer of the essential development steps of the above-mentioned developments, from the road to the test bench or simulation. For defossilization of the entire energy value chain, FEV offers energy management and infrastructure solutions from a single source, which intelligently link and holistically optimize power and heat generation, mobility, and industry. The FEV Group currently employs 6500 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on five continents.