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Support for requirement engineering, functional safety (ISO26262) and embedded software development for a high voltage coolant heater for hybrid and electric vehicles. 




We accomplished quite a number of projects with various divisions of Daimler AG. Those projects were related to the research, predevelopment, development, and serial production. This goes for both the automotive and truck domain. The emphasis is on software and hardware development for driver assistance systems, x-by-wire, simulation, software-in-the-loop (SiL), hardware-in-the-loop (HiL), residual bus simulation, controller algorithms, design and installation of CAN, FlexRay, LIN, and Power Line Communication networks. 




Support in the software development with respect to the integration of FlexRay in an AUTOSAR platform to enable the introduction of standard production.



MTU Friedrichshafen

Support for the drivers validation of a realtime redundant operating system to be used in a plug'n play hybrid powerpack for trains. Read more...



Innovative Navigation

1) Development of a digital and an analog acquisition card for a PC to capture radar signals. The radar data is routed through PCI-express bus to the PC.

2) Development of C++ libraries for a PC to communicate with various radar systems.



European Commission

The EXPLINOVO team owes a lot of its experience to the successful realization of many large international projects. Our customer was particularly impressed by the outstanding interdisciplinary collaboration and the intercultural skills of our team.



1. HAVEit - Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport  (02.2008 - 08.2011)

HAVEit aims at improving the road safety and energy efficiency with respect to the use of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System). One part of the HAVEit project focuses on the improvement of the virtual co-pilot of SPARC. Another key element of the project is the development of comfort functions such as an autopilot and a car-to-car or car-to-infrastructure communication. The project tasks of our team include the design, integration, and installation of the FlexRay communication networks.

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Some of the partners involved in the project HAVEit:



Continental Automotive
Haldex Brake Products AB
Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) - Microtechnology Engineering
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Wuerzburg Institute for Traffic Sciences
University of Stuttgart - Airborne Systems Engineering

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique

Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden

Institute of Communications and Computer Systems





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2. SPARC - Secure Propulsion using Advanced Redundant Control  (01.2004 - 07.2007)




The goal of SPARC was to advance the general road safety and the improvement of the traffic efficiency in trucks using x-by-wire systems in the powertrain and additional sensors. In order to validate this standard concept, it was necessary to develop a software/hardware platform that would be adaptable to cars and suitable to be installed in all types of vehicles starting with trucks through to passenger cars. SPARC is based on a redundant x-by-wire architecture which was developed under the framework of the PEIT project.
SPARC initiated a full automotive concept of an open system architecture that enables the easy integration of functions from different manufacturers. This system architecture was successfully used in the engineering of four vehicles (two Mercedes Benz Actros, two Smart Roadsters).

The EXPLINOVO team was responsible for the following work packages:

> Planning and coordination of the full-system integration for two Smart Roadsters and two Actros trucks 


> Development of a redundant steer-by-wire unit for utility vehicles with FlexRay interface;


> Programming, integration, and testing of gateways (CAN2FLX and v.v.)

> Integration and validation of the FlexRay networks

> Development, programming, and testing of the Powertrain Controller Software to enable the control of the vehicle aggregates

> Integration, testing, and validation of the individual x-by-wire components in the vehicle

> Testing of the vehicles using an innovative vehicle-in-the-loop test station


Some of the partners involved in the project SPARC:

Centro Ricerche FIAT
Georg Fischer Verkehrstechnik
Haldex Brake Products AB
ITT Interface Controls
Knorr Bremse R&D
Schenck FAP
Siemens VDO
iQ Power
YAMAR Electronics
Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) - Microtechnology Engineering
German Aerospace Center
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Verkehrswissenschaften
University of Stuttgart - Airborne Systems Engineering







3. PEIT - Powertrain Equipped with Intelligent Technology


The focus of PEIT was on the improvement of the general road safety and efficiency in trucks using adaptive control systems in the powertrain. These improvements are achieved through the integration of steer-by-wire and brake-by-wire systems, measurement of the tire friction on the road and by means of electronic energy management systems which had been installed in the powertrain. In addition, it should be mentioned that the use of adaptive control systems can not only improve the driving comfort but also the traffic efficiency.

The EXPLINOVO team was responsible for the following work packages:

> Wiring

> Full-system integration

> Development and implementation of a diagnostic / control electronic system

> Testing of the vehicle using an Innovative vehicle-in-the-loop testbench


Some of the partners involved in the project PEIT:

Knorr Bremse R&D
iQ Power
University of Stuttgart - Airborne Systems Engineering
Budapest University of Technology and Economics


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