Multinational engineering and testing company FEV Group has announced it is combining its expertise in intelligent mobility and software development under a new brand, FEV.io. The move, it says, will aid collaboration in the development of automated and autonomous driving applications, as well as connectivity of infrastructure, people and vehicles.
It is well recognized in the automotive industry that software-driven areas such as ADAS/ADS, infotainment and connected functions will be key differentiators in the user experience. “We have been supporting our customers in the successful development of intelligent mobility solutions for many years, and we see the FEV.io brand as a way to extend the value we provide in this space significantly,” explained professor 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 have a significant impact on how modern vehicles are developed today due to their complexity. As such, 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,” added Dr Thomas Hülshorst, Group VP of intelligent mobility and software at FEV. The new approach will assist the company in bridging the gap between the vehicle and ITC (information technology and communications) and deliver connected solutions with an end-to-end view of the data pipelines from the vehicle to the backend.