How EDAG Helps Ease the Engineering Shortage
One of the global auto industry’s biggest challenges is to assemble enough staff to keep pace with demands for advanced technology and electronics in tomorrow’s vehicles.
German engineering and consulting giant EDAG Engineering GmbH provides support for carmakers and suppliers with experienced and knowledgeable technologists. Jan Schulte, president and CEO of the company’s U.S. operations, notes that EDAG has more than 1,000 people in its electronics division alone.
EDAG helps in the design and vehicle integration of advanced systems. One of the company’s recent achievements was to be chosen to assist the autonomous vehicle system development program at BMW AG.
Hyundai enters the American market with a new parallel hybrid system that uses lithium-polymer batteries and the same six-speed automatic found in non-hybrid versions of the 2011 Sonata.
Once the playground of exotic car makers, the definition of a niche vehicle has expanded to include image vehicles for mainstream OEMs, and specialist models produced on high-volume platforms.
The high-end automotive CAD/CAM systems do a whole lot more than their name implies. In addition to design and manufacturing, they have the ability to support analysis, product data management, and more.