Northville, Mich., March 10, 2017 – On March 15, IAV Automotive Engineering, Inc., a leading engineering services firm, is one of three stops that a German delegation will make on a tour of automotive and technology companies around Detroit. IAV will host the high-ranking delegation, headed by Mr. Olaf Lies, Minister of Economics, Labor and Transport of Niedersachsen, and incorporating more than 50 business executives from the German Federal State of Niedersachsen. The tour will give them a sample of IAV’s work in autonomous driving and vehicle connectivity.
During the delegation’s tour, IAV plans to lead a mobility presentation focused on the current status and future of automated and connected vehicles. Other presenters include Scott P. Geisler, engineering group manager at General Motors, who will speak on behalf of Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP), and Frank Weith, director of connected services at Volkswagen. After the presentation, the delegation will network with IAV associates, and interact with the company’s latest advanced solutions.
“This is a unique opportunity for IAV to host Mr. Lies and the delegation to highlight the achievements we’ve made in pursuit of an autonomous and connected future,” said Martin Richter, vice president of Vehicle Systems at IAV. “Our parent company is based in Germany, so it is important for us to make these international connections. We believe that the future of mobility depends on collaboration that crosses borders and unifies the industry.”
IAV will have four static displays on-site, including its connected highly automated driving (CHAD) vehicle, which can connect with the Microsoft Azure cloud and Windows 10 to enable V2X capabilities. Additionally, a BMW i3 that IAV worked with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on, which was presented at CES this year, will be on display. The vehicle features HPE’s Universal Internet of Things (IoT) platform and an HPE Edgeline micro gateway to demonstrate advanced driver assistance services (ADAS).
“We appreciate IAV’s willingness to host our delegation and desire to collaborate and share insight into the world of autonomous driving,” said Mr. Lies. “With ties to companies like IAV in Germany, it’s always beneficial to see the progress they’re making in the United States.”
Representatives from IAV will join the delegation at a dinner reception on March 14 at the Detroit Historical Society. While in Michigan, the delegation also will visit LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow and Mcity. Beyond stops in Michigan, the group will visit companies with ties to the Niedersachsen region in Chicago and San Francisco to gain insight in the state of America’s economy, Industry 4.0 and more.
About IAV in North America:
IAV Group is an engineering and technical consultancy servicing the global automotive industry with approximately 6,500 employees worldwide and more than 30 years of experience. As a recognized leader in the specification, design, development, validation and production launch of advanced vehicle and powertrain systems, IAV Automotive Engineering deploys a leading team of technical experts, engineering tools and program processes from its North American Headquarters in Northville, Michigan.