Automotive Industry

The Automotive Industry – The Heart of Swedish Business

The Swedish automotive industry generates today many job opportunities, accounting for a vital portion of the country’s total exports and is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of Sweden’s trade and industry. Being able to boast three leading vehicle manufacturers, despite a population of ten million, makes Sweden a unique example in the international arena. And it is in this exciting industry that we at Together Tech conduct a significant portion of our business.

Together Tech - a partner with both width and depth

For many years, Together Tech has been a strategic partner to the Swedish automotive industry. The cooperation is comprehensive and the automotive sector is now the single largest part of our business. Its complexity and size means that it requires all possible types of skills and roles – from project management services and verification leaders to a variety of services within both software development, material development and mechanical design.

Together Tech is involved in all areas, such as body electronics, electrical architecture, and exterior – as well as all of the different fields highlighted below. We work with a variety of OEM customers as a supplier as well as with a large number of subcontractors. Our customers include several well-known names such as the Volvo Car Corporation, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Penta, CEVT, Scania, Veoneer and Adient. 

Chassis, Active Safety – and autonomous drive

Together Tech has deep expertise in the areas of chassis development and active safety. Here, our efforts have played a crucial role in giving our customers the ability to offer world leading functionality within driver assistance systems such as automatically braking vehicles and warning systems like “blind spot detection”. Together Tech contributes with highly competent employees which, to give an exciting example, are currently involved in creating autonomous cars capable of both lateral and longitudinal evasive manoeuvres.

Infotainment

Infotainment, including both usability and HMI between driver and car, is an immensely expansive area of expertise – in which Together Tech is well represented through a wide variety of different roles. The industry is quickly moving towards more app-like functionality, enabling shorter development times and greater flexibility. This is a trend that generates great synergies in relation to our other business areas, and from which we benefit daily from past experiences.

Together Tech contributes to the infotainment field by developing, among other things, amplifiers and display systems – but also by providing services within interaction design. In addition, the company is a significant competence provider when it comes to verification of these types of systems, ranging from advanced user testing to unit tests of specific software modules.

Powertrain - More muscle, less environmental impact

The automotive industry is undergoing a transformation, including the  propulsion area. The focus is on electrification and battery management, as well as making internal combustion engines, gearboxes and after-treatment systems even more efficient and environmentally friendly. To name a few examples, our work includes:

Software development and testing
Data insertion
Electronics development
Mechanical design and testing
Calculation of electric motor, inverter, batteries, converter, internal combustion engine, transmission and after-treatment system.

Some of the systems we use are Matlab/Simulink, C++, TargetLink, INCA, ATI Vision, AVL PUMA and Catia V5.

Interior - feeling and technology in harmony

The visual impression when opening the door and stepping into a vehicle is crucial to the overall experience. In the automotive sector, the term interior refers primarily to all visible components in a passenger compartment. In order for the whole to feel harmonious, high demands are made on material choices, colors and texture combinations that together with the purely technical expectations must breathe quality from the very first moment.

We have long experience in optimizing the experience for drivers and passengers, and work with materials such as foam, textiles, leather, sound absorbers, sheet metal and injection molded plastic articles. 

For components like chairs, seats and dashboards, we have over the years developed complete subsystems with total responsibility  – both as an outsourced team and as an overall commitment from our own premises.

Jesper Sandstedt
Business Area Manager Automotive
Björn Aiff
Business Unit Manager Test & Verification
Anders Lüborg
Business Unit Manager Quality & Project Management
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