TTTech Group end-of-year review 2019

Growing with new partners

In 2019, the TTTech Group extended its business ecosystem, founded a new company and launched “The Autonomous”, a global community shaping the future of safe autonomous mobility.

The TTTech Group consists of TTTech, TTControl, TTTech Auto and, since August 2019, TTTech Industrial, globally oriented high-tech companies that build on more than 20 years’ technology leadership. Currently, about 2,000 employees from 61 nations work in 14 countries for TTTech Group companies.

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In September, TTTech received Premium Partner status in Infineon’s partner ecosystem. It was only the second company globally to reach this status and the first company with a background in autonomous driving solutions and the Industrial Internet, working closely together with the automotive and off-highway industry.

As TTTech Group moves into 2020, it looks forward to further developing leading technology solutions that ensure safety and electronic robustness for a more connected, automated and sustainable world.

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The Autonomous

Ensuring safety is the key to gaining acceptance of autonomous mobility on a broad scale. “The Autonomous”, the global community shaping the future of safe autonomous mobility, started this critical discussion by gathering together the complete autonomous mobility ecosystem and facilitating a mutual exchange of ideas.

The Autonomous 2019 (Image © Romar Ferry)

At its inaugural event on September 5 at the Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria, “The Autonomous” gathered 400 key stakeholders from global players like Aptiv, Audi, BMW, Continental, Daimler, Five.AI, Goggo Network, HERE, Infineon, Intel, NVIDIA, NXP, Renesas, SAIC, Samsung, TTTech Auto and Volkswagen. The event was also supported by the World Economic Forum.

The outcome of The Autonomous Event will be summarized and serve as the basis for further collaboration, and to set the global safety reference foundation. An event clip, photo gallery and further information are available on:

TTTech Auto extends its ecosystem

Dae-Heung Moon, CEO Hyundai Autron (left) and Georg Kopetz, CEO TTTech Auto (Image © Hyundai Autron)

TTTech Auto and Hyundai Autron signed an agreement to collaborate on a joint safety software platform solution for series production programs in the area of automated driving. The solution will incorporate the Hyundai Motor standard software platform product offering and TTTech Auto’s series-proven safety software MotionWise as an integral part of an ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) / AD (Automated Driving) electronic control unit.

In January, TTTech Auto and Infineon released the second generation of their fully integrated automotive-grade safety solution for automated driving use cases that delivers full support and scalability for level 2+ solutions up to the advanced levels 4 and 5 of automated driving. It helps customers achieve faster time-to-market, improved software integration and validation, thus reducing overall cost.

Another highlight for TTTech Auto was the success of the “Technomous” joint venture with SAIC Motor Corporation in China. Technomous reached the first milestones on the way to bringing highly automated driving to China, such as the release of the first mass produced intelligent driving car and the development of the intelligent driving control unit iECU. In September, Technomous received the first functional safety lifecycle process certification in China by TÜV SÜD Germany.

TTControl releases new products and solutions for agricultural machinery

TTControl, the joint venture of TTTech and HYDAC International, celebrated several successful product launches.

HY-TTC 508 will be implemented in PÖTTINGER’s round baler from spring 2020 onwards (Image © PÖTTINGER)

To make agricultural machinery more efficient, productive, and safe, TTControl, together with agricultural machinery manufacturer PÖTTINGER, developed a new member of the HY-TTC 500 controller family. The controller was originally jointly designed for a customer-specific solution and now broadens TTControl’s portfolio of commercial off the shelf products. TTControl presented the cooperative development for the first time at the Agritechnica in November.

TTControl also cooperated with Austria’s leading communications provider A1 and A1 Digital, which advises companies on digital transformation. The cooperation enables the connection  of mobile machinery with the cloud. This offers customers numerous opportunities and business models through the processing of real-time data. For example, the data of a harvester working on a field can be acquired and stored in the cloud.

In addition, TTControl presented a new connectivity platform, designed for the management of network architectures of vehicles and machines in rugged operating environments. It also extended its portfolio of certified ECUs and introduced its new generation of rugged operator interfaces.

TTTech Industrial launch and further collaboration with Intel

TTTech Industrial announced its incorporation as a public limited company and subsidiary of TTTech Group on August 1, 2019. TTTech Industrial is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and will combine transformative technologies with hands-on experience in critical real-time systems to offer customers flexibility, reliability and choice.

In November 2019, TTTech Industrial announced an intensified collaboration with Intel®. Intel will distribute its FPGA products in combination with TSN technology from TTTech Industrial and offer a special TSN version of its Cyclone® V SoC FPGA that includes TTTech Industrial’s TSN Edge IP Solution.

Aerospace and space solutions based on proven technology

TTTech’s Aerospace Business Unit is partnering with RUAG Space to provide space electronics for fast, reliable data transfer based on TTEthernet for the NASA space station “Lunar Gateway”.

Global 7500 crew after record breaking flight © Bombardier

The crew of the Global 7500 aircraft after the record breaking flight. © Bombardier

Earlier in 2019, Bombardier Global 7500 broke the world record for the longest business flight. The aircraft has TTTech’s deterministic TTP (SAE AS6003) databus network for the Parker fly-by-wire (FBW) system and Collins Aerospace Flight Control Computer on board. The aircraft flew for 15,764 km nonstop in March, making it the longest flight a business jet has ever completed.