R&D facility for connected car and autonomous tech opened by FEV

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FEV has established a new R&D center for the development of connected and autonomous cars. In addition to the integration of ADAS and automated driving functions, this will include infotainment and telematics systems as well as connected vehicle networking.

Stephan Tarnutzer, vice president of electronics at FEV North America, is to head up the facility and is also responsible for FEV’s worldwide smart vehicle development activities. This organizational change will ensure targeted networking of technical experts from all of FEV’s locations and departments.

“Development tasks for both OEMs and service providers are becoming increasingly complicated as a result of the integration of new functions, interfaces, and components. This requires not only appropriate teams of experts, but also benchmarking databases and powerful tools,” commented Professor Stefan Pischinger, president and CEO of the FEV Group.

“With our smart vehicle development strategy and the establishment of the new center of excellence, we are responding to these challenges with a multidisciplinary and holistic approach that enables short development times and reliable results.”

February 6, 2017

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