In future not only the capacity to simultaneously develop several large projects will be required. Competences in new technologies are also required.
Andreas Fidorra: Absolutely. And today PSW already has important competences in future technologies, for instance in prototype-free development. However, we are actively working for our future. PSW clearly focuses on the integration of mobility technologies. In the past months the specialist departments have developed individual departmental strategies which are in line with the company strategy. It was particularly important for us to tackle technology fields that are relevant to the future and take specific measures.
Can you give a more specific example?
Andreas Fidorra: Of course. For instance, the modularity and user experience are increasingly brought into focus in the development of the exterior and interior. In particular, vehicles must be designed in a modular manner with sharing concepts, to maintain them as quickly and easily as possible. At the same time the vehicle interior of the future will be adaptable to the respective use case, to create an individually feel-good atmosphere for the passenger through the perfect interplay of light, sound and air conditioning. Of course this poses new challenges for us as an engineering partner.
In addition, our role as general developer will be further strengthened, while we expand our competences in electrics, complete vehicle and assistant system development. The technological focus lies in the development of level 4 assistance systems and the automatic testing of these on x-in-the-loop-dynamometers.
With our current strategy we are establishing the competences, which will be necessary in the future. In addition all the topics are aligned to each other in such a way that they have a coherent overall appearance. As a strong team we are ideally positioned for the requirements of mobility in the future.