New Engineering Hotspot in Munich
Autonomous driving is one of the major trends of the automotive industry. What was once considered to be a futuristic fantasy is now almost within reach – thanks to next-generation driver assistance systems (ADAS – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). Roland Berger’s “Automotive Disruption Radar” is a response to the challenge faced by the automotive industry to handle many trends at once. Berger predicts that this radical transformation will “significantly impact the entire sector”.
“As a technological developer, BFFT is not just well-prepared for this impending transformation in the automotive industry – we’re leading the race. We’re starting from the pole position,” declares Markus Fichtner, Co-Founder and CEO of BFFT. “With our core competencies in the digitalization, electrification and development of innovative driver assistance systems, we’re already helping to shape the future of driving in every aspect.”
Lately, the developers have also begun working in Munich. This new presence has added a major South German hotspot to the BFFT network, which currently includes around 800 employees at the headquarters in Ingolstadt and other locations in Germany, Italy and the US.
“At the research and hightech location in Munich, we work hand-in-hand with our ‘parent company’ EDAG in order to bring the vision of autonomous driving within reach even faster,” explains Michael Betz, head of the driver assistance systems department at BFFT. The key to success, he believes, is the company’s in-depth knowledge of sensor systems and algorithmics, coupled with years of experience in the development of highly complex automotive control units. In addition, collaborations with international universities and start-ups are being expanded continually.
BFFT is taking applications for a number of new job opportunities in line with their development activities in Munich.