Open Vehicle Platform for Updateable and Upgradable Cars
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Diversifying, volatile user requirements as well as ever shorter product and technology life cycles are pivotal challenges for future vehicle and production concepts. In the research project FlexCar of the research campus Arena2036, various institutes and companies are working together to investigate how these requirements can be met by a vehicle platform with fully open soft- and hardware interfaces. The technological basis for this are sensor-integrated and interconnected components - the cyberphysical vehicle components.
Cooperative Platform Development
Vehicle production today is characterized by largely linear processes and divided into parts production and pressing plant, body shop, surface construction, and assembly. However, this structure is no longer sustainable due to increasing variances based on new models, new processes, and new drive variants. In the current production scenario, the OEM is responsible for coordinating the supply chain as well as for integrating...
The authors would like to thank the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for funding the of the research project FlexCar. Further thanks go to the participating research and industry partners: Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management (University of Stuttgart, IAT); Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering (University of Stuttgart, IVK); Institute of Aircraft Design (University of Stuttgart, IFB); Institute of Electrical Energy Conversion (University of Stuttgart, IEW); University of Applied Sciences for Media Studies, Stuttgart (HdM); German Aerospace Center (DLR); Robert Bosch GmbH; Daimler AG; CSI entwicklungstechnik GmbH; Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH; Constellium Singen GmbH; Siemens AG (associated); Balluff Inc; DXC Technology. Furthermore, the authors would like to thank Prof. Robert Bjekovic from the University of Applied Science Ravensburg-Weingarten for his support.