Elektrobit announces EB Assist ADTF 3 for developing highly automated driving

December 7, 2016 

Enhanced development tool streamlines shift toward self-driving vehicles.

ERLANGEN, Germany, December 7, 2016 Elektrobit (EB), a leading developer of cutting-edge, embedded and connected technology solutions for the automotive industry, announced EB Assist ADTF 3 to accelerate the software development of highly automated driving (HAD) systems. This new version of an established tool gives carmakers and suppliers an edge in the race toward driverless cars by providing the foundation to quickly develop, test and bring to market highly automated vehicles.

Supported by a customer consortium of premium German carmakers and suppliers, EB Assist ADTF (Automotive Data and Time-Triggered Framework) is a globally established tool for the development, testing, validation and visualization of advanced driver assistance software and HAD systems. The newest version optimizes these processes with improved data handling and usability. A new multi-process concept boosts stability in the testing phase by compensating for increased software complexity. Overall increased performance encourages rapid fleet evolution by enhancing how carmakers can use the tool to keep up with fast-paced HAD development.

Software is a driving force in the automotive industry and will become an even more significant differentiator between carmakers. As the industry shifts to more advanced levels of automated driving, the software development process becomes more complex. With EB Assist ADTF, carmakers are able to consistently provide their customers with the advanced driver assistance features they demand now, while continuing to evolve the innovative HAD systems they will demand tomorrow. The framework has been in use by many carmakers and suppliers across the globe for more than eight years. Many features developed with EB Assist ADTF are already on the road – i.e. adaptive cruise control and lane assist. But as automated vehicles come to market, more advanced features are required. With EB Assist ADTF, carmakers can save valuable time developing current HAD systems like automated valet parking, lane keeping assistance and pedestrian detection and future-oriented applications.

“As the sole distributor and service provider of ADTF for nearly a decade, EB has established an extensive support network for EB Assist ADTF,” notes Björn Giesler, head of driver assistance at EB. “In addition to providing customers with maintenance and training, our ADTF experts have developed numerous add-ons for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and HAD development and testing.”  EB also offers unique access to an entire ADTF ecosystem by providing toolboxes for AUTOSAR, MATLAB/Simulink and more.

For customers wishing to upgrade to version 3, EB offers an attractive migration package for seamless implementation.  Customers can also benefit from EB’s expert know-how through various training offers for EB Assist ADTF.

EB Assist ADTF 3 will be available as of January 2017. For more information on EB Assist ADTF please visit www.adtf-store.com


About Elektrobit (EB)
Elektrobit (EB) is an award-winning and visionary global supplier of embedded and connected software solutions and services for the automotive industry. A leader in automotive software with over 25 years serving the industry, EB‘s software powers over 70 million vehicles and offers flexible, innovative solutions for connected car infrastructure, human machine interface (HMI) technologies, navigation, driver assistance, electronic control units (ECUs), and software engineering services. EB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental AG. For more information, visit us at www.elektrobit.com


Further Information:
Manuela Papadopol
Director Business Development and Communications Elektrobit
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Email: Manuela.Papadopol@elektrobit.com

Stephannie Depa
Breakaway Communications for EB
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Philipp Hanke
Weber Shandwick for EB
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