At Embotech we are committed to working in close cooperation with our customers and partners. We value the feedback we get from clients and partners as well as the awards we receive from public institutions.
The majority of our customers are under NDA. Featured logos represent a small sample of those Embotech customers and partners with whom we have been publicly announced.
Most of our customers prefer to remain anonymous since Embotech provides a competitive edge for them. Here are some project examples we are authorized to mention:
The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is using Embotech’s FORCESPRO to manage energy consumption during the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship races. With the 2nd generation of Formula E cars, drivers can use up to 52kWh during the 45 minutes races. This energy budget is yet not sufficient for always driving at maximum energy consumption, so the teams must find smart methods to save on energy and concurrently drive at the maximum pace. Using FORCESPRO allows the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team to compute optimal strategies in real time on the car. This facilitates flexible adaptation to eventualities such as full course yellow periods or safety car deployments. The software needs to be capable of dealing with all foreseen and unforeseen eventualities during the race which is exactly why our FORCESPRO is a perfect fit for this application: it combines high reliability with superior resource efficiency such that the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is able to solve sophisticated nonlinear optimization problems on the ECU of the vehicle.
PROBOT, our motion planning software for industrial machines and robots is integrated in the Bystronic ByTube 130. This tube processing machine’s innovative feature “Quick Cut” is powered by PROBOT. Watch “Quick Cut” in action – the market’s highest dynamics thanks to the innovative redundant axis.
Dynamic Motion Planning at the physical limits: Autonomous obstacle avoidance and maneuvering – better than the best human driver. The results from the partnership project with ThyssenKrupp represent a breakthrough in safety for autonomous vehicles.
Vestas uses FORCESPRO to implement wind turbine production controllers using a holistic model of the wind turbine generator and the support structure. The optimal control algorithm provides intuitive tuning parameters, has been deployed in the field since 2015, and provides significantly better performance compared to standard control methods. Read more
«With Embotech, Bystronic has found an innovative partner who is a leader in the field of real-time optimization for industrial applications.»
Christoph Rüttimann, Chief Technology Officer, Bystronic
«Working with Embotech’s team has been a great pleasure both for our core logistics business and for demanding events. Embotech has been able to work around the clock together with the Einride team to meet our tight deadlines for this record breaking feat. The fast and efficient communication, combined with the powerful and intuitive to use PRODRIVER software has allowed us to start testing on real vehicles within days of project start. A great driver perfectly matched with a great vehicle is how you set a record.»
Dr. Christian Larsson, Chief Automotive Architect, Einride
«FORCESPRO is a faster solver than comparable products and therefore allowed the use of a higher controller frequency which is critical for controlling the car… The highlight of the season was Formula Student Germany, where the best teams of the world participated. Again, AMZ driverless was able to outscore all other teams and eventually win the first place of the whole driverless event.»
AMZ Driverless Team, AMZ Racing
«For us, FORCESPRO combines a state-of-the-art solver with easy integration in existing software such as MATLAB and Simulink for simulation and code generation, as well as excellent support. We are impressed by the team’s flexibility to help and to include special features on our request.»
Tobias Gybel Hovgaard, Control Specialist, Vestas Technology R&D, Denmark.
«The code generator FORCESPRO enabled us to achieve real-time performance of the model based controller on a production wind turbine control platform, saving us significant embedded software development efforts.»
Marc Guadayol, Wind turbine control engineer, Alstom Barcelona, Spain
«We were impressed by the robustness and performance of FORCESPRO on our standard AC500, and by how easy it was to integrate the new controller into the existing software stack.»
Dr. Kim Listmann, Senior Scientist, ABB Corporate Research Center, Ladenburg, Germany
«While developing model predictive conrol, Embotech’s FORCESPRO is crucial to setting up a complex optimization problem while keeping very low latency. With this tool, we hope to control the car just like professional drivers, giving us a competitive edge on the track.»
Adam P., Controls Co-Lead, MIT driverless, Cambridge, USA
Awards & Nominations
Swiss Confederation – STate Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI funding
Embotech’s energy-conscious autonomous driving software PRORANGE has received funding from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) through the SERI-funded EIC Accelerator Grant. The Transitional Measures Horizon Europe Program supports ground-breaking Swiss start-up innovations to strengthen Switzerland’s role as a hub for innovation and help bring innovative solutions to societal challenges to the market.
EU H2020 funding
Embotech’s project “Motion Planning Software for Autonomous Car Industry” has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 873550. Horizon 2020 is investing in smart and sustainable SME solutions for the future with emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges.
ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATion
Embotech AG has been ISO 9001:2015 certified in 2020. Our Quality Management System fullfills all ISO 9001:2015 requirements.