FEV Poland started its work in 2003 with eight young engineers in a small office in Krakow – a central location for the domestic automotive and mechanical engineering industries and in close proximity to the local universities. The group’s initial focus was on engine development and software development was gradually added as a research focus. This has resulted in strong expertise in the fields of computer simulation and software development, which FEV Poland contributes to international projects within the FEV Group.
FEV Poland thus also gained valuable insights into the future topics of autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), which are now reflected in a broad service offer and full-service solutions, from system architecture development to serial validation. In addition to ultrasound and radar, lidar and camera systems with situation detection software, for instance, can also be integrated, tested, and validated. Validation takes place as part of a testing program that adheres to standards that apply worldwide and uses the latest measurement technology, including driving robots and high-precision positioning systems. Various test dummies and platforms are also used at this stage in order to test the interaction between autonomous driving vehicles and the environment to ensure the smooth function of the ADAS components and systems.
Since the foundation of FEV Poland, the number of employees has also grown, to more than 80. To provide the experts with the best working conditions, a move to a new building in Krakow occured last year.