07. October 2013

DGE, Inc.’s HMIts puts FEV at the forefront of telematics and infotainment design and development

Automated system enables repeatable testing, helps to develop new features faster and at a lower cost

Aachen, Germany, October 7, 2013 – Aachen, Germany-based FEV a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle system technologies will be publicly showcasing the DGE, Inc. (DGE) Human Machine Interface test system for the first time in the FEV stand, Stand 4, at the Aachen Colloquium, 7 – 9 Oct., 2013 at the Eurogress in Aachen. DGE is a subsidiary of FEV, Inc., the U.S. division of FEV GmbH.


In three of the last four years, Rochester Hills, Michigan-based DGE, Inc. has been named by Inc. 5000 as one of the top three fastest growing automotive electronic design centers in the USA. Its acquisition in May 2013 by FEV gives the joint organization capabilities unrivaled in the industry by enhancing FEV’s current electrical/electronic and vehicle systems expertise.


“DGE has experience in all phases of product development. Its systems integration processes, systems and expertise enable multi-vendor teams to work synergistically by removing technical and non-technical roadblocks, prioritizing tasks, quickly identifying issues and impacts on stakeholders, and making the best use of limited resources,” said Prof. Stefan Pischinger, CEO of FEV.


DGE’s Human-Machine test systems were developed internally, and allow each tool to be quickly reconfigured in order to characterize and identify defects as they arise. This is a major advantage as next-generation infotainment and telematics systems will integrate both vehicular and cloud-based devices. Accomplishing this task requires a multi-phase approach that automates the task of validating user interfaces containing speech, video and touch. Because it can run simulated software, the HMIts does not require use of the actual device, and task automation means test inputs can be accurately repeated to a high confidence level. This capability also permits new features to be developed in a shorter time and at a lower cost.