Embedded and connected software products supplier Elektrobit has provided the software design, development and integration services for Weltmeister (WM) Motor’s first electric vehicle-the WM EX5. Elektrobit was brought in specifically for the design and development of basic software for electronic control units (ECUs) associated with the new vehicle’s communication systems supporting diagnostics and AUTOSAR network management. It also provided software for supporting over-the-air updates in the EX5.
“WM Motor is committed to developing smart EVs, and the integrated software systems are much more sophisticated than those in traditional ICE vehicles. EB is one of our most important partners in our value chain,” said Freeman H. Shen, Founder, Chairman& CEO of WM Motor. “We very much appreciated the EB team’s expertise in software and experience with AUTOSAR, as well as their willingness to work alongside us to bring the smart EV, WM EX5 to life.”
With its software powering over one billion devices in more than 100 million vehicles globally, Elektrobit offered WM Motor unparalleled expertise, significant resources—including a local team out of its’s China office. WM Motor is using EB tresos, which enables industry-leading implementation of AUTOSAR- and OSEK/VDX-compliant basic software for automotive ECUs. It also enables customisation of basic software to meet WM Motor’s specific requirements.
Christian Reinhard, Executive Vice President, Head of Projects, Elektrobit, siad, “WM Motor is one of a handful of young automakers that are exploring new ways of producing vehicles, really shaking things up in terms of development approaches and time to market. We’re proud to have worked alongside the WM team and their suppliers to bring the EX5 to production.”