Embedded and connected software developer Elektrobit (EB) has provided software design, development and integration services for Weltmeister Motor’s (WM) first electric vehicle, the WM EX5.
EB was brought in specifically for the design and development of basic software for ECUs associated with the new vehicle’s communication systems supporting diagnostics and AUTOSAR network management. EB also supplied vehicle software products to support over-the-air (OTA) updates, which were designed at the very beginning of the development of the EX5.
“WM Motor is committed to developing smart EVs, and the integrated software systems are much more sophisticated than those in traditional ICE vehicles. EB is one of our most important partners in our value chain,” said Freeman H Shen, founder, chairman and CEO of WM Motor. “We very much appreciated the EB team’s expertise in software and experience with AUTOSAR, as well as their willingness to work alongside us to bring the smart EV, WM EX5 to life.”
EB also worked with various Tier 1 suppliers involved in the project, creating documentation, user manuals and training materials to ensure all teams were aligned.
WM Motor is using EB tresos, which enables implementation of AUTOSAR- and OSEK/VDX-compliant basic software for automotive ECUs. It also enables customization of basic software to meet WM Motor’s specific requirements.
“It has been exciting and rewarding to partner with WM Motor in developing and designing key systems for their first vehicle,” said Christian Reinhard, executive VP, head of projects, Elektrobit. “WM Motor is one of the many young auto makers that are exploring new ways of producing vehicles, really shaking things up in terms of development approaches and time to market. We’re proud to have worked alongside the WM team and their suppliers to bring the EX5 to production.”