In addition to serving the connected vehicle community, the office will support a variety of industries that are well established in California, such as oil and gas as well as the transportation and utility industries. FEV's presence in the area also benefits the company's traditional customers in the west coast region.
The services provided by the California office, which will be part of FEV North America, Inc., will be flexible and continually adapt to changing customer needs, said Hupperich.
"Our vision is to take our unique mobility, electrification, and connected vehicle capabilities to the doorsteps of our customers."
"Our Silicon Valley office will allow us to gain access to talented resources and be in the middle of new and emerging technology introductions in Silicon Valley," commented Stephan Tarnutzer, vice president of electronics for FEV North America, Inc. "It also allows us to be close to our numerous west coast-based customers who we support with design and development services for advanced electronic components and systems. The new office at the center of one of the world's most advanced technology innovation incubators will provide our customers regular and immediate access to FEV's technical experts in the areas of connected vehicle, autonomous driving, and electrification."
Long-time FEV employee John Zelasko will manage the California office. Zelasko will report to Joachim Wolschendorf, executive vice president and CSO of FEV North America, Inc. Additional staff will come from FEV's North American headquarters in Auburn Hills combined, as necessary, with locally-sourced staffing.
About FEV Group
The FEV Group is an internationally recognized powertrain and vehicle engineering company that supports the global transportation industry. FEV offers a complete range of engineering services, providing support across the globe to customers in the design, analysis, prototyping, powertrain and transmission development, as well as vehicle integration, calibration and homologation for advanced internal combustion gasoline-, diesel-, and alternative-fueled powertrains. FEV also designs, develops and prototypes advanced vehicle / powertrain electronic control systems and hybrid-electric engine concepts that address future emission and fuel economy standards. The company has expanded its engineering capabilities to include full vehicle systems and now offers broad expertise in electronics, telematics and infotainment system engineering. The FEV Testing Solutions division is a global supplier of advanced test cell, instrumentation and test equipment. The FEV Group employs a staff of over 4,000 highly skilled specialists at advanced technical centers on three continents. FEV North America, Inc. employs over 450 personnel in its North American Technical Center in Auburn Hills, MI. For more information, visit www.fev.com
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