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DC Digital Cockpit

Four innovative trends are revolutionizing the automotive industry: Electrification, connectivity, intelligence and sharing. With current industry focus shifting towards automated and autonomous driving. Particularly central to this shift is the smart cockpit, which transforms the car from a mere means of transport into a smart device.

In the era of the "software-defined vehicles", ZD enables OEMs to implement cutting-edge digital strategies and user experiences in the area of the digital cockpit by leveraging their technological expertise and understanding of the automotive market. This includes the design, development, and validation of projects from research to integration testing before mass production. ZD’s engineers align with customer R&D strategies and focus on placing the driver at the center to make research and development more reliable and efficient.

With over a decade of experience in collaborating with German OEM customers and involvement in more than 1,000 vehicle model marketed globally, ZD offers comprehensive services that cover the V-model, including subsystem design testing, ECU validation and system validations. In this context, ZD has conducted millions of test cases and supports automotive manufactures in implementing personalized, future-oriented innovations for digital cockpits in the areas of human-machine interaction, voice interaction, and intelligent navigation. By providing multilingual testing and localization services in Europe, ZD has amassed extensive experience in vehicle content, intelligent driver assistance and multimodal interaction services. Thus, we position ourselves as the ideal partner for clients pursuing global operations and international strategies.

ADAS/AD: Testing and Verification

The team at ZD Intelligent Driving Solutions consists of experienced engineers who have over a decade of expertise in design, development, testing, verification, and operation of ADAS solutions. The company has impressed numerous clients with services characterized by high flexibility, rapid implementation, extensive scenario coverage, high reusability, and broad adaptability. Custom services include quick prototype verification of ADAS algorithms, development of L2 and L3 algorithms for autonomous driving, compliance testing of communication architectures, and fault injection testing.

With the growing significance of automated driving technologies in the automotive industry, testing and verification solutions for automated and autonomous driving (ADAS/AD) are becoming increasingly crucial. They are essential for enhancing road safety and driving comfort and ensuring the mass production of automated driving technologies. ZD provides comprehensive end-to-end testing solutions for the R&D of intelligent driving systems, supported by advanced testing technologies and verification services.

ZD's XIL test solutions offer cost-effective coverage for the verification of intelligent driving systems across SIL, HIL, DIL, and VIL levels. They enable the simulation of entire vehicle communication, vehicle dynamics simulation, physical/targeted sensor data simulation, and data injection. Moreover, they can be customized to various simulation software and hardware systems according to customer requirements, including VTD, Carsim, SCANeR Studio, Carmaker, 51-simone, Pilot-D, dspace, and NI-RT systems.

The testing and simulation implementation team for intelligent driving has access to over 2,000 scenario libraries and 7,000 test case libraries. It offers versatile services in test engineering. These services include designing high-quality test scenarios, modeling, test case development, conducting tests in the simulation loop, and fault injection testing. Additionally, the team fully and effectively meets customer needs and requirements for iterative algorithm testing and product acceptance testing.

ZD's simulation testing solution for automated and autonomous driving is distinguished by stability, reliability, a broad selection, rapid deployment, diverse scenarios, and high-test case coverage. It offers comprehensive services from sensor perception and control systems to SIL and HIL testing, and up to real-vehicle tests. ZD extensively supports products for automated and autonomous driving from the development phase through to market maturity and commercial scaling.

Vehicle Integration Test

The increasing electrification and automation of vehicles necessitate further evolution of electronic and electrical vehicle architecture, which is progressively shifting from distributed to domain-centered and centralized structures. This transformation lays the foundation for software-defined vehicles. Cutting-edge technologies such as automated and autonomous driving, along with smart cockpits, supplemented by advances in hardware, software, and communication architectures, have become the most intense and immediate sensory experiences for consumers. These areas have turned into fiercely contested field among leading OEMs, thereby raising the demands for whole vehicle integration testing and validation services.

Thanks to years of experience and continuous development, ZD has established a complete process standard that consisting of product management, product development, product verification, and test feedback. The company offers its customers comprehensive quality control and execution strategies, including an automated testing toolchain for software and hardware products. The testing scope covers all levels of software, hardware, and system integration and includes functional tests, interaction tests, performance tests, and network tests across all scenarios. These extensive tests enable customers to build an efficient testing platform, improve testing efficiency by more than 30%, and reduce costs while enhancing research and development efficiency in the automotive industry through professional system verification and quality control.

Digital Product Operation and Maintenance

In an era where users increasingly value lifestyle concepts and experiences in the automotive sector, the "digital transformation" and continuous technological advancement are ubiquitous.

These developments lead to significant changes in the operations, sales, and after-sales of the automotive industry. Key challenges include ensuring the efficiency and flexibility of sales and after-sales channels, as well as the security of user data and digital brand values. These are central tasks for all automotive manufactures. ZD possesses extensive expertise in brand lifecycle management within the automotive industry, spanning from product conception to end-user operation. This expertise is complemented by years of experience in managing the digital product lifecycle and their continuous improvement. These services include digital product services and e-commerce, operation and maintenance of apps, management of travel POIs, channel management, and data analysis. ZD also tackles challenges in data architecture, data quality assurance, data visualization, data analysis, and data security, providing support to customers in these areas as well.

With a focus on core digital technologies, ZD implements intelligent systems and big data analytics and develops personalized digital products and services. This enables automotive manufactures to more precisely meet consumer needs, interact in real-time with users, and implement personalized strategies for lead generation, business opportunity management, and after-sales service. These strategies enhance customer acquisition, fulfillment efficiency, ROI, and overall efficiency across the value chain.

Road Testing on European Road

Since its inception in 2012 in Großmehring, Germany, ZD Automotive has developed a deep understanding of the requirements of European business operations and offers extensive road-testing services across Europe thanks to its profoundresources and long-standing service experience. These services support both joint venture brands and new Chinese automotive companies with a comprehensive service package that includes the application for road test licenses for prototype vehicles, vehicle modifications, Europe-wide testing services, data marking, intelligent data collection, compliant overseas road test data transfer, and secure transportation of prototype vehicles. Covering more than 20 countries in Europe with a database comprising hundreds of test routes, our services provide reliable compliance verifications for the launch of new vehicles abroad.

By 2023, it is expected that China's total automotive production will reach 4.91 million vehicles, making the country the world's largest automobile exporting nation. The advantages of China’s efficient, high-quality, and cost-effective automotive production and supply chain not only offer multinational brands new opportunities for production and export abroad but also allow Chinese brands to gradually establish a global industrial chain layout through exports. This layout integrates component and vehicle production, distribution, after-sales and customer services and brand management.

ZD's dual-track strategy of conducting research and development both in China and Europe aligns with the global orientation of the automotive industry. Whether through market-oriented “Global for China” strategy targeting the world's largest automotive market or utilizing the mature and comprehensive Chinese industrial systems for a “Global for China” cost advantage strategy, ZD has actively participated in the evolution of the Chinese automotive industry towards electrification, intelligence, and ecological sustainability. With this experience, ZD will continue to support Chinese automotive brands in their expansion into Europe and on global scale.

V2X

In the era of the Internet of Things, vehicles have evolved into a fundamental component of the connected system and represent a terminal-based concept third space. As a result, consumer expectations and needs are continuously increasing, particularly regarding seamless, digital, and intelligent mobility innovations in the next generation of vehicles. With extensive experience in solution finding and technology development, ZD supports automotive companies in implementing V2V, V2I, V2P, and V2N services, which facilitate an integrated fusion of various scenarios and terminals. ZD provides its customers with comprehensive solutions for the entire lifecycle of V2X products and projects, from conception through architectural design, functional R&D, to system integration testing. Utilizing its proprietary test benches and simulation products, ZD has developed a comprehensive set of testing and validation solutions for V2X scenarios. ZD replaces real vehicle testing with simulation-based platforms and standards specifically designed for deduction, testing, and optimization in simulated environments, significantly reducing R&D testing costs. Using professional models for knowledge transfer, the company enables its customers to continuously optimize and evolve. ZD has been repeatedly recognized by OEMs for its outstanding contributions, leading to landmark case studies in the industry.

DC Digital Cockpit

Four innovative trends are revolutionizing the automotive industry: Electrification, connectivity, intelligence and sharing. With current industry focus shifting towards automated and autonomous driving. Particularly central to this shift is the smart cockpit, which transforms the car from a mere means of transport into a smart device.

In the era of the "software-defined vehicles", ZD enables OEMs to implement cutting-edge digital strategies and user experiences in the area of the digital cockpit by leveraging their technological expertise and understanding of the automotive market. This includes the design, development, and validation of projects from research to integration testing before mass production. ZD’s engineers align with customer R&D strategies and focus on placing the driver at the center to make research and development more reliable and efficient.

With over a decade of experience in collaborating with German OEM customers and involvement in more than 1,000 vehicle model marketed globally, ZD offers comprehensive services that cover the V-model, including subsystem design testing, ECU validation and system validations. In this context, ZD has conducted millions of test cases and supports automotive manufactures in implementing personalized, future-oriented innovations for digital cockpits in the areas of human-machine interaction, voice interaction, and intelligent navigation. By providing multilingual testing and localization services in Europe, ZD has amassed extensive experience in vehicle content, intelligent driver assistance and multimodal interaction services. Thus, we position ourselves as the ideal partner for clients pursuing global operations and international strategies.

ADAS/AD: Testing and Verification

The team at ZD Intelligent Driving Solutions consists of experienced engineers who have over a decade of expertise in design, development, testing, verification, and operation of ADAS solutions. The company has impressed numerous clients with services characterized by high flexibility, rapid implementation, extensive scenario coverage, high reusability, and broad adaptability. Custom services include quick prototype verification of ADAS algorithms, development of L2 and L3 algorithms for autonomous driving, compliance testing of communication architectures, and fault injection testing.

With the growing significance of automated driving technologies in the automotive industry, testing and verification solutions for automated and autonomous driving (ADAS/AD) are becoming increasingly crucial. They are essential for enhancing road safety and driving comfort and ensuring the mass production of automated driving technologies. ZD provides comprehensive end-to-end testing solutions for the R&D of intelligent driving systems, supported by advanced testing technologies and verification services.

ZD's XIL test solutions offer cost-effective coverage for the verification of intelligent driving systems across SIL, HIL, DIL, and VIL levels. They enable the simulation of entire vehicle communication, vehicle dynamics simulation, physical/targeted sensor data simulation, and data injection. Moreover, they can be customized to various simulation software and hardware systems according to customer requirements, including VTD, Carsim, SCANeR Studio, Carmaker, 51-simone, Pilot-D, dspace, and NI-RT systems.

The testing and simulation implementation team for intelligent driving has access to over 2,000 scenario libraries and 7,000 test case libraries. It offers versatile services in test engineering. These services include designing high-quality test scenarios, modeling, test case development, conducting tests in the simulation loop, and fault injection testing. Additionally, the team fully and effectively meets customer needs and requirements for iterative algorithm testing and product acceptance testing.

ZD's simulation testing solution for automated and autonomous driving is distinguished by stability, reliability, a broad selection, rapid deployment, diverse scenarios, and high-test case coverage. It offers comprehensive services from sensor perception and control systems to SIL and HIL testing, and up to real-vehicle tests. ZD extensively supports products for automated and autonomous driving from the development phase through to market maturity and commercial scaling.

Vehicle Integration Test

The increasing electrification and automation of vehicles necessitate further evolution of electronic and electrical vehicle architecture, which is progressively shifting from distributed to domain-centered and centralized structures. This transformation lays the foundation for software-defined vehicles. Cutting-edge technologies such as automated and autonomous driving, along with smart cockpits, supplemented by advances in hardware, software, and communication architectures, have become the most intense and immediate sensory experiences for consumers. These areas have turned into fiercely contested field among leading OEMs, thereby raising the demands for whole vehicle integration testing and validation services.

Thanks to years of experience and continuous development, ZD has established a complete process standard that consisting of product management, product development, product verification, and test feedback. The company offers its customers comprehensive quality control and execution strategies, including an automated testing toolchain for software and hardware products. The testing scope covers all levels of software, hardware, and system integration and includes functional tests, interaction tests, performance tests, and network tests across all scenarios. These extensive tests enable customers to build an efficient testing platform, improve testing efficiency by more than 30%, and reduce costs while enhancing research and development efficiency in the automotive industry through professional system verification and quality control.

Digital Product Operation and Maintenance

In an era where users increasingly value lifestyle concepts and experiences in the automotive sector, the "digital transformation" and continuous technological advancement are ubiquitous.

These developments lead to significant changes in the operations, sales, and after-sales of the automotive industry. Key challenges include ensuring the efficiency and flexibility of sales and after-sales channels, as well as the security of user data and digital brand values. These are central tasks for all automotive manufactures. ZD possesses extensive expertise in brand lifecycle management within the automotive industry, spanning from product conception to end-user operation. This expertise is complemented by years of experience in managing the digital product lifecycle and their continuous improvement. These services include digital product services and e-commerce, operation and maintenance of apps, management of travel POIs, channel management, and data analysis. ZD also tackles challenges in data architecture, data quality assurance, data visualization, data analysis, and data security, providing support to customers in these areas as well.

With a focus on core digital technologies, ZD implements intelligent systems and big data analytics and develops personalized digital products and services. This enables automotive manufactures to more precisely meet consumer needs, interact in real-time with users, and implement personalized strategies for lead generation, business opportunity management, and after-sales service. These strategies enhance customer acquisition, fulfillment efficiency, ROI, and overall efficiency across the value chain.

Road Testing on European Road

Since its inception in 2012 in Großmehring, Germany, ZD Automotive has developed a deep understanding of the requirements of European business operations and offers extensive road-testing services across Europe thanks to its profoundresources and long-standing service experience. These services support both joint venture brands and new Chinese automotive companies with a comprehensive service package that includes the application for road test licenses for prototype vehicles, vehicle modifications, Europe-wide testing services, data marking, intelligent data collection, compliant overseas road test data transfer, and secure transportation of prototype vehicles. Covering more than 20 countries in Europe with a database comprising hundreds of test routes, our services provide reliable compliance verifications for the launch of new vehicles abroad.

By 2023, it is expected that China's total automotive production will reach 4.91 million vehicles, making the country the world's largest automobile exporting nation. The advantages of China’s efficient, high-quality, and cost-effective automotive production and supply chain not only offer multinational brands new opportunities for production and export abroad but also allow Chinese brands to gradually establish a global industrial chain layout through exports. This layout integrates component and vehicle production, distribution, after-sales and customer services and brand management.

ZD's dual-track strategy of conducting research and development both in China and Europe aligns with the global orientation of the automotive industry. Whether through market-oriented “Global for China” strategy targeting the world's largest automotive market or utilizing the mature and comprehensive Chinese industrial systems for a “Global for China” cost advantage strategy, ZD has actively participated in the evolution of the Chinese automotive industry towards electrification, intelligence, and ecological sustainability. With this experience, ZD will continue to support Chinese automotive brands in their expansion into Europe and on global scale.

V2X

In the era of the Internet of Things, vehicles have evolved into a fundamental component of the connected system and represent a terminal-based concept third space. As a result, consumer expectations and needs are continuously increasing, particularly regarding seamless, digital, and intelligent mobility innovations in the next generation of vehicles. With extensive experience in solution finding and technology development, ZD supports automotive companies in implementing V2V, V2I, V2P, and V2N services, which facilitate an integrated fusion of various scenarios and terminals. ZD provides its customers with comprehensive solutions for the entire lifecycle of V2X products and projects, from conception through architectural design, functional R&D, to system integration testing. Utilizing its proprietary test benches and simulation products, ZD has developed a comprehensive set of testing and validation solutions for V2X scenarios. ZD replaces real vehicle testing with simulation-based platforms and standards specifically designed for deduction, testing, and optimization in simulated environments, significantly reducing R&D testing costs. Using professional models for knowledge transfer, the company enables its customers to continuously optimize and evolve. ZD has been repeatedly recognized by OEMs for its outstanding contributions, leading to landmark case studies in the industry.