DRIVING EXPERIENCES IN THE DIGITAL AGE.
Our experts develop, integrate and qualify infotainment systems of a new generation: We develop system solutions from idea to start of production, support projects in areas like project management, requirements management, development, system integration, qualification and tests, and supervision of series production.
Our state-of-the-art development laboratories, measurement and monitoring devices, prototype workshops and display laboratories for measurement of optical properties provide an excellent infrastructure.
Our customers profit from more than 20 years of experience combined with know-how in test management, test processes and the resulting increase in efficiency.
In the area of research and pre-development we work on innovative usability concepts to meet future demands.
OUR KEY SECTORS
In this project, we develop and qualify central displays, head-up displays and RSE displays, audio systems, as well as search- and functional lighting for our customer Daimler AG.
Our aim and at the same time biggest challenge was to maintain a constantly high quality level for the various vehicle types from A-Class to S-Class, including a large variety of display sizes, audio components, switches and controls, and still meeting the high requests of our customers.
Moreover, with control and tests of initial- and prototype patterns we continually have to tweak and readjust the defect analysis. Regular software releases and hardware changes translate into constant modifications of measuring equipment for the requested quality standard.
We achieve all that by maintaining an expedient dialogue with our customers and their suppliers.
On the basis of our long-term experience in the area of testing, which has grown over the years by working with a range of other leading manufacturers like Porsche, Audi or JDI; and building on our well-versed and technically highly skilled employees, as well as relying on our excellent infrastructure, we successfully execute our projects. The interaction of all of these factors creates the basis for a sustainable cooperation and high customer satisfaction.
For our customer VOLKSWAGEN AG, we have supported the infotainment development from B sample to series production, including the development of the modular infotainment system MIB HIGH + / MIB HIGH Gen1 to Gen2 with 4 respective model upgrading. The infotainment system will be installed in the models Golf, Golf GTI and Passat.
The challenges lie in identifying the information necessary to execute the project while mastering a flood of input and data. We are coordinating a large team with international players from Germany and all over the world. The challenge that presented itself was keeping in touch with all persons involved to receive all information necessary and coordinate the process of the project. Moreover, different cultural aspects and perspectives had to be taken into consideration.
We were part of the development of MIB HIGH infotainment systems from the first hour. With the growing complexity and increasing impact of vehicle controls onto the infotainment system, trouble shooting became more complex, posing new challenges to us with each project.
To make it easier for our customers to adapt to changing project requirements, we have provided processes and tools for defect management. Additionally, we prepared information from the data base, drafting a clear and user-friendly list of defects. This list served us and all parties involved as a basis for day-to-day operations. We also established processes for our customers, to enable a fast adaptation to changing project requirements. With flexibility and by reacting fast, we were able to meet all challenges in such a way that high customer satisfaction could be achieved. Our long-term experience enabled us to use the infotainment software and the defect statistics to evaluate the defect progress and to develop suitable solutions to successfully finalize the project.
As a result of the intensive work on our projects we were able to acquire extensive, component-independent know-how in the area of testing. The benefit: a clear overview over the interaction of control units to be able to better evaluate occurring defects. As a result, we are able to independently bring test vehicles up-to-date.
Through the successful realization of projects and our expertise, we became a principal contact for the entire test division of our customer.
We have supported, and still support, our customer Mitsubishi Electric with respect to development, application support, integration, and qualification of the Daimler infotainment systems NTG 4 and 5.5.
Our declared aim is to provide excellent advice and effective support for our customers in complex, international development projects with many parties involved at many locations.
Especially our role as a link and interface between the OEM and the Japanese development site demanded maximum flexibility and reliability, as well as fast reaction in the face of continuously changing requirements. Other challenges were to reliably handle the continuously growing tasks and topics and to co-design processes with innovative ideas and solutions on short notice.
With our expertise in the area of development, integration and qualification of infotainment systems we were able to operate an experienced team, supporting the project right from the start effectively.
We were involved in all areas of the development process from project start to delivery to the customer, interacting with many parties and in many different functions from tester to applicator.
We were able to take on jobs that were continuously growing and address requests for new topics by putting new, qualified personnel into action – and that often on very short notice. In this way we could react quickly and flexibly to new project challenges, ensuring the satisfaction of all involved.
We also advanced process design with ideas and innovations increasing efficiency. We look on more than 10 years of collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric in which we co-developed several premium infotainment systems. We are proud of being part of this story and experiencing the systems in series application, enjoying the recognition of customers around the world.