The technology scene in Spain is increasingly relevant for the development of real-time systems with special functional safety requirements: Spain is the country with the fourth-highest number of computer developers in the European Union, according to the State of the European Tech 2019 report. Almost 40% of the 323,000 developers are located in Madrid. The launch of the Madrid office is not TTTech’s first foray into the Iberian peninsula. A year ago, TTTech Auto had already acquired the Barcelona-based high-tech company Silicon Gears.
“With our developer teams in Spain, we are supporting TTTech Auto products and future innovations in the area of safe AD and ADAS”, says Xavier Tisaire, Head of TTTech Auto Iberia. “Madrid has a worldwide profile and is a major hub for embedded software development in Spain. Here we find many experienced functional safety experts driven by tech clusters in aerospace and railway as well as by a growing number of multinational corporations.”
Scientific research is strong at leading universities such as the Complutense University of Madrid and the Polytechnical University of Madrid. TTTech Auto plans future collaborations to emphasize its scientific approach and openness for innovations. “Scientific research is part of TTTech’s DNA”, says Xavier. “Since its early days, the company has been a patent holder of key inventions for safety-relevant data communication. We plan to collaborate with local universities to also in the future providing cutting-edge technology to our customers.”
The launch of the Madrid office is a result of the ongoing success of TTTech Auto’s flagship product MotionWise. MotionWise is a series-proven safety software platform for automated driving. It acts as the safety mastermind for automated driving within a vehicle architecture, handling the high complexity of such systems. TTTech Auto is working with renowned car manufacturers such as Audi, BMW and SAIC Motor as well as Tier 1 suppliers and will continue expanding its customer base with new projects underway.