Project Partners

Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS (former Fraunhofer ESK)

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Cognitive systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence. Research for the future is part of our DNA – your safety is our primary scientific responsibility. The researchers and scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS are always thinking a step ahead, working to adapt software technologies to the increasingly complex requirements and demands of our world.

As an independent industry partner, we conduct applied research at the highest scientific level into software engineering for safety-critical applications in the automotive sector and Industry 4.0 environments. Our aim is to ensure that artificial intelligence technologies can be validated so that they are safe enough to utilize even in auonomous vehicles. Through safe intelligence, we make sure that cognitive systems function and are used with the best interests and well-being of people in mind. Systems that we can place our full trust in. For a world that we can depend on.

In order to drive these issues forward, the former Fraunhofer ESK was used as the foundation for the creation of a new Fraunhofer institute: the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS.


Within the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the CEA LIST institute carries out research on intelligent digital systems. Its R&D programs, all with potentially major economic and social implications, focus on advanced manufacturing (robotics, virtual & augmented reality, non destructive testing, vision), embedded systems (computing architectures, software and systems engineering, security & safety), and ambient intelligence (sensors, instrumentation & metrology, communication & sensory interfaces, data processing & multimedia). By developing cutting-edge technological research with applications in the industrial markets of transports, defense and security, manufacturing, energy and health, the CEA LIST helps its partners to enhance their industrial competitiveness thanks to innovation and technology transfer.

Delphi Deutschland GmbH

Delphi Automotive is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments. Operating major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support facilities in 32 countries, Delphi delivers real-world innovations that make products smarter and safer as well as more powerful and efficient.

Delphi operates in five segments: Electronics and Safety, Electrical/Electronic Architecture, Powertrain Systems, Thermal Systems, and Product & Service Solutions. Delphi employs around 118,000 people worldwide out of which almost 40,000 are employed in Europe.

Delphi Deutschland GmbH is part of global Delphi group based in Wuppertal, Germany. Currently around 3.000 people work for Delphi in different positions, spread over nine production facilities, five customer service centers and seven research and development centers across Germany.

DuraCar Holding B.V.

DuraCar is a Dutch car manufacturer, established in 2007. This new company developed a full battery electric city distribution van, completely made out of synthetic materials (plastics) body and chassis. The first QUICC type will be the QUICC DiVa, a city distribution van with 3m3 pay-volume (or 600 kg pay-load). This van will have an autonomous range of at least 150 km and a top speed of 120 km/h. Currently DuraCar has 5 technically optimized prototypes to be approved by the RDW for further testing and validation on public roads.

Duracar is taking part of European Artemis Pollux project. The main task of Duracar is to integrate the HMI displays and Active Force feed-back pedal in QUICC in order to teach the drivers driving energy efficiently.

The strength of Duracar is the pragmatic approach. Duracar is having experience of developing of tailor-made communication software for customers, which is operating in a CAN communication network of an electric vehicle. They are currently using it in some hybrid truck vehicles.

Fico Mirrors S.A.

Ficosa is an independent industrial group founded in 1949, engaged in the research, development, production and commercialization of automotive systems and components. Based in Barcelona (Spain), the Ficosa Group has a global team close to 8,500 professionals and a presence in 19 countries in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. With a consolidated turnover of over 953 million euro in 2012, Ficosa is currently the official supplier and technological partner of the main car manufacturers worldwide. Ficosa allocates 4% of its profit to R+D activities. Ficosa employs a highly qualified team of specialized engineers and technicians and state-of-the-art electronic and mechatronic technology to develop its products.The research activity and high level of innovation of the Ficosa Group counts with a portfolio of around 400 valid patents.

Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation

TECNALIA Research & Innovation ( is the first RTO in Spain and one of the most important in Europe. We get ahead of future challenges by turning technology-based business opportunities into competitive advantages. At TECNALIA we are organised in 7 fully interconnected Business Divisions, where cooperation works thanks to the transversality of teams, projects and clients collaborating with each other, combining experience, commitment and knowledge. Our best asset is our team, made up of more than 1,500 experts who work to transform knowledge into GDP in order to improve people’s quality of live by generating business opportunities for companies.

We work based on our experience and expertise in each of markets in which we operate, with an efficient and proactive attitude, offering comprehensive solutions thanks to the transversality of our Business Divisions. SafeAdapt is an example of this transversality, as it involves two divisions (ICT-European Software Institute and Industry & Transport) that work in a coordinated way to reach the goals defined in the project.


With a history dating back to 1930, Pininfarina has evolved from an artisan concern to an international group that is a worthy global partner to the motor industry and the standard bearer for the aesthetic values of Italian design in the world. Today Pininfarina focuses on design (automotive and non-automotive), engineering services (product development, testing, prototype construction), design and construction of very small runs and unique cars, the so-called Fuoriserie (custom-built) vehicles.

The Company’s automotive clients include prestigious brands like Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Toyota, among others. Over the years, important partnerships have been developed in other sectors with clients such as Ansaldobreda, Eurostar, Iveco and Prinoth.

Various experiences in the sustainable mobility business (since 1978) have permitted to create Pininfarina’s specific engineering expertise in the electric and hybrid vehicles field.

Pininfarina offers high level skills in Simulation, Vehicle Integration, E/E Integration, Prototyping and Testing, extending the support starting from a specific issue up to the development of a complete electric or hybrid vehicle.

Siemens AG

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world's largest provider of environmental technologies. Around 40 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2012, which ended on September 30, 2012, revenue from continuing operations totaled €78.5 billion and income from continuing operations €4.7 billion (incl. IAS 19R and reclassification of the solar business into continuing operations). At the end of September 2012, Siemens had around 370,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations.  

TTTech Computertechnik AG

TTTech Computertechnik AG is an Austrian SME founded as spin off from Vienna University of Technology in 1998. TTTech is the leading supplier of time-triggered technology and modular safety platforms. The company’s solutions improve the safety and reliability of networked computer systems in the transportation and industrial segments. The product portfolio offers best-in-class certifiable products according to DO-254, DO-178B, IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 requirements. TTTech customers win as they deploy dependable networks and real-time controls more efficiently and profitably. Benefits include shorter time-to-market due to re-use of proven architecture and ease of system integration with reduced cost TTTech participated in numerous EC funded research programs focusing on aerospace, automotive and railway industrial domains (i.e., TTA, X-by-wire, SETTA, DECOS, GENESYS, SCARLETT, INDEXYS, ACROSS, POLLUX, SafeCer, CRYSTAL, Safe, DREAMS). Partners like Audi, Delphi, Airbus, Boeing, General Electric, Honeywell, United Technologies Corporation, , Thales, Vestas etc. helped to bring TTTech’s products and services to global reputation with the deployment in leading development or production programs.