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INTERVIEW WITH FEV NORTH NORTH AMERICA INC., COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR

Thanks to FEV North America Inc. for taking the time to give us more information about this fabulous partnership. 

ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP

Interview with: Thomas Tasky, Director, Intelligent Mobility

Tom leads the Intelligent Mobility team for FEV NA. This team is part of FEV’s global Intelligent Mobility Business Unit that comprises of over 75 specialist in the arena of Autonomous and Smart Vehicle Mobility. FEV has it’s own 5G Test Track and has supported numerous global OEMS in Europe, China, India and the USA on related projects

Tom will oversee the overall project to ensure best available Industry leading technology and resources are deployed in a cost-effective and timely manner, to achieve best systems solutions, achieve highest quality deliverables to meet program objectives.

Our project provides a level-3 autonomous solution for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) airport shuttle operation. The autonomous control is developed and implemented by FEV and supported by a drive-by-wire kit and integrated with teleoperational capabilities from DriveU. This remote control technology allows a vehicle to be driven by a remote driver that is not physically in the vehicle. The use of teleoperations provides an additional layer of safety and demonstrates the ability to remove the need for in-vehicle driver inputs. Our team's autonomous control and teleoperations technology provide a unique and desirable autonomous vehicle solution that will be developed in Michigan to showcase to the NAIAS attendees that Detroit and NAIAS are the preeminent showcase for future mobility solutions.

FEV will lead the collaborative partnership, whilst also providing a role to advance the field of Autonomous real world driving, Sensor fusion and Equipment Integration; WMU will develop Fault-Tolerant Sensor Fusion and a Safety Plan; Polysync will provide a Drive-by-Wire System; DriveU will provide the Teleoperation aspect of the project.

ABOUT FEV GROUP

The FEV Group is a leading international service provider for turnkey vehicle development. Its range of engineering competencies includes consulting, development and testing of innovative vehicles and their powertrains from concept to series production. The range of services for propulsion systems include modern, highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, hybrid and fully electric drive systems and fuel cell systems as well as their integration, calibration and homologation into the vehicle. Further core topics at FEV are alternative fuels, the development of electronic control systems, vehicle connectivity and the automation of vehicles through hardware and software development. The service portfolio is fulfilled by customized test bench and measurement equipment including software solutions that allow essential work stages to be efficiently transferred from the road to the test bench or simulation.

The FEV Group employs more than 6700 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on 5 continents.