ASTech - Automotive Safety Technologies

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An eye on safety – everywhere and at all times

An eye on safety – everywhere and at all times

As a joint venture between CARIAD SE and Andata Entwicklungstechnologie GmbH, we have big plans. With our contribution to “Vision Zero”, we’re raising our goals to a new level – and bringing exceptional technology to the market.

Our mission is our passion. This is a key reason why we get up in the morning and head out the door full of motivation. After all, we want to excite our customers day-in and day-out with sophisticated products, solutions and validated concepts and help them get their assisted and autonomous driving functions into series production as fast as possible.

To do that, we integrate active and passive safety by means of integral functions and software development, artificial intelligence and virtual methods and implement them in line with automotive-grade processes.

The development and validation of these highly-complex functions rapidly leads to an exponential explosion in time, effort and costs. Our team helps ASTech customers keep these in line at all times.

With all of our activities, we always have our eye on one thing: significantly reducing the damage from serious traffic accidents and enabling new, sustainable forms of mobility.

A history that paves the way to the future.

Green light for strong visions

ASTech is founded as a joint venture between Audi AG and Andata Entwicklungstechnologie GmbH. The start of the virtual design of function algorithms marks the beginning of our core expertise “integral safety.”

On the road to success

In 2011 we initially assume responsibility for development of the warning algorithm for the Audi lane assistant before setting up our accident research activities at a later point. This allows us to utilize our accident reconstruction expertise to draw conclusions regarding the effectiveness of assistance functions.

A broad spectrum for increased safety

Only a few years after our founding, we kick-off our HiL, modeling and simulation activities. We also begin to develop human models for use with concepts such as pedestrian protection.

Turning dangers into control

In 2013, the development of software for local danger identification marks our entry into the area of Car2X expertise. We also put our first function algorithm test bed into operation in order to validate airbag activation.

Safety in series production

We deliver the production software for the first generation of a “safety computer” that Audi deploys in several of its models. Meanwhile, we can also analyze the effectiveness of driver assistance systems in various Audi brands with our software.

Constantly looking forward

2015 marks another big success for the team as our development activities in the area of predictive collision warning and avoidance and side protection hit the streets after being validated.

A demonstration of series production

At the Berlinale, we showcase our expertise in the area of functions development and integration with an autonomous demo vehicle. But that’s not all. Even on the streets, ASTech innovations such as our “pre-sense” functions package are also being employed in growing numbers of vehicles.

Virtually experiencing development success

We make great strides in the direction of virtual development, testing and validation with the introduction of the “Virtual Test Drive”. Later in the year our innovative intersection assistant, among other developments, hits the market.

Award-winning development

In 2018, multiple awards and an excellent NCAP rating offer a testament to our outstanding performance. The team is really delighted, because it shows how valuable our developments are and motivates us to take further strides.

Machine Learning by doing

We build our very first test vehicle, equipped with LiDar, radar and cameras, to generate data and experiences for our machine learning practice. We also present additional Car2X functions and celebrate our 10 year anniversary.

Challenge accepted

The first year of the pandemic obviously presents major challenges for us and our customers. We nevertheless – achieved all important milestones, audits once again confirm our automotive grade process maturity and we lay the groundwork for effective and employee-friendly remote work models.

ASTech reloaded

2021 is all about even more focus, operative excellence, expanding our capabilities (perhaps together with you?) and continuing to grow the company. After all, we want to offer you the work environment you need to be successful and happy… 😊

Green light for strong visions
On the road to success
A broad spectrum for increased safety
Turning dangers into controls
Safety in series production
Constantly looking forward
A demonstration of series production
Virtually experiencing development success
Award-winning development
Machine Learning by doing
Challenge accepted
ASTech reloaded

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