We have a deep understanding of the automotive industry and its normative environment and an extensive experience of embedded electronics developments.
We have a wealth of experience in the automotive industry and its normative environment, a strong experience in embedded electronics developments and a recognized expertise in functional safety. Our value proposition goes beyond the strict role of an engineering office. Indeed, our role is to advise you, support you in the definition of your needs relative to functional safety, challenge your initial choices in order to not only optimize the performances of your system, but also its overall TCO, durability and integration in its destination vehicle.
SeaSideTech, specialist in embedded electronic solutions design and development for over ten years, is the ideal partner to support you in your developments.
The automotive industry is currently experiencing major paradigm shifts. For the last few decades, vehicles have seen their technological features growing constantly, adding new services to all functionalities of a vehicle: Driver and passenger safety, driving assistance, comfort and entertainment, overall performance management, all aspects of what constitutes a vehicle have seen drastic changes (and improvements) in the past few years. In addition, environmental factors, namely greenhouse effect emissions, drive car manufacturers towards an ever-growing share of “green mobility” in their product portfolio, in particular electric vehicles and more recently hydrogen-based technologies. Shifts in consumer behavior as well as public policy evolutions (greenhouse effect emission legislation is becoming increasingly stringent in most major automotive markets) tend to further spur the shift from traditional (thermal) engine to “cleaner” vehicles. Sales of electric vehicles have indeed increased two-fold in Europe in recent years. The third contributing element in this major shift is the development of artificial intelligence and its application in the field of autonomous driving. Although these types of vehicles are still far from replacing their human-steered counterparts, technical improvements are making giant leaps and attracting increasing numbers of major stakeholders (Google, Qualccom, etc.) who are massively investing in related technologies and the companies that develop them.
This mutation of the automotive market involves growing needs in embedded electronics in order to allow the monitoring and management of all these new features, communication between sub-systems installed in the vehicle as well as communication between vehicles and ground-based information systems. Most of these new functions influence the overall behavior of the vehicle itself and the interaction with the driver and impact road and individual security. The number of functions requiring functional safety mechanisms increases with each new generation of vehicle in circulation. Although major OEMs are well equipped with internal resources to handle this type of development, lower-tier suppliers do not necessarily possess them in-house.
As a subject matter expert and specialist in functional safety embedded electronics developments for over 10 years, Seasidetech is the ideal partner to support you for successful developments. We have a deep understanding of the automotive market and its normative environment, and are recognized experts in functional safety. Our value proposition is not limited to the role of a simple engineering office, we are also here to advise you, to support you in fine tuning your functional safety needs, to challenge your initial concept in order to optimize not only the performances of your system, but also its manufacturing cost, its durability and integration in the destination vehicle ecosystem.
SeaSideTech supports you throughout your development project according to your needs. Our engineering experts will help evaluate your initial concept in order to help steer your global architecture towards the most efficient software / hardware combination allowing to perform the intended functions. This support takes the shape of Functional Safety workshops during which we will analyze your initial concept from a safety prism, providing advice and guidance in order to refine and achieve your safety goals and underline the elements or project subsets requiring special care and attention during the development phase. This strong foundation will be the cornerstone upon which you will build the next phases of your project with the assurance of having defined and deployed requisitions that are aligned with your safety goals, or to go on with SeaSideTech on the design, development and possibly industrialization of your product, thus focusing your engineering teams on other aspects of your overall project and on your core business. When it comes to products with a medium or long lifecycle, our teams can also support you with obsolescence management and long-term maintenance.