Earlier this month, NI, previously known as National Instruments, announced the inauguration of its latest Engineering Innovation Center located in Novi, Michigan. The advanced test center is specifically intended to facilitate partnership between automotive manufacturers and suppliers with NI's specialists on their Electric Vehicle (EV) components, including battery cells and packs, and Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) sub-systems. The collaboration aims to enhance the technology's standard and safety in modern-day automobiles. By working together with NI engineers, clients can boost the efficiency of their EV and AV products throughout the entire production process, ensuring that automotive consumers receive the quality and reliability they require.
As Electric Vehicle (EV) powertrain and Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) continue to revolutionize the automotive industry, novel approaches to testing these technologies have become more crucial than ever before. In this rapidly changing landscape, NI recognizes the importance of enabling its clients to work collaboratively with its experts in the Engineering Innovation Center to develop innovative systems that meet the most up-to-date standards.
NI's Engineering Innovation Center extends its range of on-site collaboration facilities, with Novi being the latest addition to existing centers in leading global automotive hubs such as Austin, Munich, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Given that the Metro Detroit area has long been considered the heart of the North American automotive industry, Novi's selection as the site for the newest center was a natural choice for NI.
“Efficient time to market and test operations are critical to ensuring the acceleration of EV and ADAS programs as they become increasingly complex to test,” said Drita Roggenbuck, senior vice president and general manager of transportation, NI. “This Innovation Center will allow our customers to use the latest solutions from NI to test the rising software and technology going into vehicles to ensure that it is functioning properly at every step of the process, which is key to propelling the automotive industry forward.”
Source: NI Press Release