12. May 2017

FEV strengthens 5G Automotive Association with smart vehicle competences

FEV believes 5G technology is a key technology for automated driving

International development service provider FEV, headquartered in Aachen, is a new member of the globally operating 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). The network of leading OEMs, suppliers and network providers has dedicated its work to jointly addressing society’s connected mobility and road safety needs.

Dino Flore, director general of the 5GAA, states: „Given FEV’s long standing expertise as engineering service provider in the automotive industry and their active role in pushing connectivity technology, services for autonomous driving and future mobility services, we expect the company to be a major contributor to support the collaboration and alignment of the automotive and telecom worlds, as well as getting leading 5G technology onto the road.”

For many years, FEV has been working as a development partner for almost all OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and is increasingly supporting them in the fields of connectivity, telematics and automated driving.

As a result, earlier this year FEV established a global Center of Excellence (CoE) “Smart Vehicle”. Under the leadership of Stephan Tarnutzer, the CoE is focusing on the interdisciplinary development tasks of connectivity and the automation of future vehicle development.

“Being in advanced automotive engineering for nearly 40 years already, we are excited to be part of developing the next generation of smart mobility enabled by 5G technology, jointly with leading global companies”, explained Dr. Thomas Hülshorst, who is proud to be a member of the 5GAA group. Dr. Dirk Macke, FEV Specialist Coordinator for development and integration of the 5G technology adds: “We believe that the 5G technology will play a major role in the realization of automated driving.”

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.