29. June 2017

FEV Offers ADAS Development, Testing, and Validation from a Single Source

During the ADAS validation process, FEV uses the latest measuring equipment, including driving robots and high precision positioning systems as well as a variety of dummies and platforms for testing how self-driving vehicles interact with their environment (Source: FEV Group)

From hands-off to driver-off, from LIDAR sensor to camera system – the interdisciplinary issues surrounding development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are reflected in the broad spectrum offered by international development services provider FEV. For instance, the experts are increasingly providing turnkey, end-to-end solutions reaching from initial system architecture drawings to validation for series production. During the validation process, FEV uses the latest measurement equipment, including driving robots and high-precision positioning systems as well as a variety of test dummies and platforms for testing how self-driving vehicles interact with their environment. This ensures that ADAS components and the system as a whole work smoothly.

“Besides electrical architecture and software development performed by our electronics specialists, our vehicle engineers offer a complete testing program based on globally established standards – such as Euro NCAP, the European New Car Assessment Program,” explains Professor Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO of FEV Group. “That has recently enabled us to carry out and successfully complete different projects for OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers.”

Development and Testing
With the increasing scope of performance of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), different kinds of environmental sensors are being built into vehicles. Besides ultrasonic and radar, LIDAR and camera systems need to be installed, demanding additional expertise in the areas of integration, control, and validation. FEV develops, tests, and validates hardware components and control software for smart cars at the request of its customers.

Validation takes place as part of a testing program that adheres to standards that apply worldwide. “For these types of tests, FEV is able to use various test centers and tracks on a global basis” says Dr. Thomas Hülshorst, Group Vice President of Electronics & Electrification.

For questions about ADAS development and testing related topics, please contact Stephan Tarnutzer, Vice President Electronics and responsible for FEV’s Global Center of Excellence Smart Vehicle, at starnutzer@fev.com.

About FEV
The FEV Group, with headquarters in Aachen, Germany, is an internationally recognized vehicle development services provider. FEV’s expertise ranges from consulting to the development and testing of innovative vehicle concepts through readiness for serial production. In addition to traditional engine and transmission development, vehicle integration, calibration, and the homologation of state-of-the-art gasoline and diesel engines, increasing importance is being placed on the development of hybrid and electric powertrains as well as alternative fuels. FEV experts focus on the advancement of electronic control systems, as well as connected vehicles and automation.

The “FEV Software and Testing Solutions” product portfolio complements these services with cutting-edge test fields, measuring equipment and software solutions that help make the development process more efficient and transfer significant process steps from the road to the test rig – or even to computer simulation.

FEV offers these services to its transport industry customers around the world. The FEV Group employs over 6600 highly-qualified specialists in modern development centers close to our customers at more than 40 locations on five continents.

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