Our mission is to develop, test and optimize new products and technologies to enable the business of the future. We consistently follow an iterative and reactive approach to test and improve our ideas and products as early and continuously as possible and involve potential customers in the development process from the very beginning.
We are exploring new possibilities such as machine learning, data integrity, battery technology and data compression and are building up competencies and a portfolio at an early stage in order to be able to serve the projects and proprietary products that will be relevant in three years' time. We help our customers to understand new technologies and to use them strategically and profitably.
Our focus is the future of the automotive industry.
The Technology Center will help to build small, powerful, self-effective teams based on an agile framework. Deep integration of relevant competencies such as design, pre-development, industrialization, testing, sales and project management, combined with the necessary decision-making competence and process autonomy, will simultaneously increase productivity, customer proximity and employee satisfaction.
We are convinced that the introduction of new methods, forms of collaboration and management principles such as design sprints, SCRUM, Lean Startup, Extreme Programming and Holocracy will enable a faster, smarter and more agile EFS, making us future-proof and competitive. We test and develop new digital tools and platforms to make our processes and our collaborations easier, more digital and more synergistic.
We design, optimise and install simpler processes. We are the guardian angels of the EFS brand, acting as a central quality management unit, to ensure that EFS only delivers high-quality products and services. We are responsible for the company-wide introduction and anchoring of standards and processes such as continuous integration.
We are responsible for audits and development standards such as DIN ISO, AUTOMOTIVE SPICE and IEEE. We offer objective expertise in the field of functional safety for internal and external customers. We are responsible for the quality of our cooperation with partners and our own results.
By applying our own tool chains in the areas of vehicle dynamics and highly automated driving functions, we ensure a high degree of maturity of our products.
In cooperation with the business units Chassis Control Systems, High Integration Platforms and Automated Driving Functions we develop simulation systems for the respective requirements. The resulting synergy effects help us in the continuous further development of the virtual prototype and lead to mature products for our internal and external customers.
With our virtual prototypes and our virtual environment sensor technology, we enable the development of vehicle components where real vehicles will no longer be necessary in the development process.
We work in a decentralised manner, thus merging expertise with the Volkswagen Group, and we provide uniform simulation tools in the sense of "simulation as a service".
We ensure a high quality level and have our simulation environments and processes qualified by independent institutions.
One of our core tasks is the development of cloud-based systems for the management and analysis of measurement data. For this purpose we use innovative technologies in the big-data and machine-learning environment, such as Elastic Search and TensorFlow. In cooperation with our business units, Virtual Development, Chassis Control Systems and Automated Driving Functions, we develop solutions for the mobility of the future.
With our systems we form the basis for the development and validation of algorithms for autonomously driving vehicles.
Thanks to our agile approach, we can react flexibly to the requirements of the Volkswagen Group and enable fast and precise implementation.
In addition, we are also responsible for the maintenance and safeguarding of Audi's measurement data management systems, as well as for the continuous development of these systems for the secure and legally compliant storage and management of measurement data. This makes us the leading premium partner in the field of measurement data management!