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Automotive Electronics Product Development
Tactiq's expertise in embedded systems development for demanding real-time applications on automotive projects has produced exceptional results.

Automotive Electronics Product Development

 

Tactiq approaches all challenges with an intelligent, science based methodology combined with the knowledge and experience of real world applications. Serving a number of prestigious automotive clients including IEE and Avon Automotive, Tactiq have a proven track record of delivering high quality solutions to challenging projects. Quality and cost are major considerations in automotive applications which we address through intelligent architectures, robust development processes and optimum component selection. We typically work with demanding real-time automotive applications including safety critical systems compliant with ISO/IEC 61508 and ISO/IEC 26262.

 

 

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Specialist Areas

  • Software development to MISRA guidelines
  • Systems engineering and electronics design
  • Hard real-time (<10μs sampling) embedded systems development for safety related applications
  • Imaging solutions in visible and near visible light
  • Active noise cancellation and vibration control
  • Complex algorithm development and implementation
  • Advanced DSP and FPGA solutions
  • Developing complete test infrastructures
  • Cost reduction projects, including responsibility for meeting BOM targets
  • User interfaces on Windows and Unix
  • CAN/LIN bus applications
  • Demanding data acquisition and processing systems
  • Digital and Analog audio systems
  • Modelling with Matlab and Simulink
  • Motion control including continuous, linear and stepped.

For greater detail on our specific skills and services please follow to our Systems & Electronics, Embedded Software, User Interfaces, Turnkey Development or Project Assessment pages.

Technical Expertise

Tactiq's experience and expertise in embedded software, electronics and user interfaces enables us to quickly assess projects and produce an early design concept. This top level architecture allows us to perform modelling and simulation to identify potential issues early and give confidence in both architecture and performance. Our development processes follow the SPICE / CMMI guidelines to meet the tough automotive standards. For user interface development, we have in-depth knowledge of User Task Analysis techniques to ensure the user's needs are clearly understood, combined with the software skills to rapidly develop solutions that make complex systems simple to use.

 

Our highly qualified engineers include members of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and all have a minimum of one high class degree.

 

For industrial user interface development, we have in-depth knowledge of User Task Analysis techniques to ensure the user's needs are clearly understood, combined with the software skills to rapidly develop solutions that make complex systems simple to use.

Global Scope

Tactiq project managers and engineers have planned and executed projects with client teams around the world including the USA, Israel, Asia, Scandinavia and mainland Europe. We have a flexible approach to projects which means we can integrate fully with a client's project team or drive the project more remotely. Whichever way the client wishes to structure a project, we always ensure it is a total team approach with close, trusting communications and regular face to face meetings at key project phases.

Quality & Regulatory Procedures

An ISO 9001 company, Tactiq have developed automotive safety systems to ISO / IEC 26262 and ISO/IEC 61508 standards and follows very robust quality systems. From initial proposals, through design, certification and in-field support, Tactiq have proven quality disciplines that ensure the highest standards are kept throughout. Having quality as second nature also provides benefits such as more efficient development projects, design optimisation and overall performance improvement.

Track Record

Tactiq has a proven track record in this field, some example projects are shown below:

  • For a demanding Automotive occupant classification system based on a 3D imaging camera, we developed a significant part of the underlying software. This safety critical system requires complex numerical algorithms processing data in real-time with a very high degree of accuracy. We also designed and developed a software testing environment to run thousands of test cases to assure system integrity.
  • Tactiq were brought in on an automotive vibration control project at a critical stage to solve some deeply embedded issues. We quickly got to the root causes and devised solutions that enabled the project to successfully go into series production.
  • Tactiq developed a high performance adaptive vibration control system for used by a world leading vehicle manufacturer. The feature has been widely publicised as a valued added sales feature.