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Electrical systems and embedded software in vehicles

An electrical system in a modern vehicle is costly and controls a vast amount of functions, and ÅF is able to deliver cost effective solutions.

The electrical system in a modern vehicle controls numerous critical functions and a major part of ÅF's engineering work is in development of the kind of embedded software frequently used in automobiles and trucks. 

Software that executes in embedded systems for a light vehicle is often real time-critical and requires correct resource utilisation. ÅF has experts in this area and we are involved with integration of AUTOSAR products through several automotive projects.

Introduction of vehicles with electrical or hybrid propulsion as well as the development and integration of active safety systems challenges the electrical system in new ways. 

For example, a new vehicle can include as many as 150 CPU’s, which direct embedded software.

Electrical system engineering

  • Electrical Architecture and System Design
  • Robustness and Functional Safety Design
  • Serial Data and Diagnostics
  • Power and Signal Distribution
  • General Electrical Requirements and Methods
  • Subsystem Design and Development Including MIL, SIL and HIL
  • Hybrid Systems and Energy Storage

ÅF has long experience in all disciplines of electrical system engineering, including in-house SW and HW for serial production, as well as development of safety critical systems according to ISO 26262. Our OEM experience adds value to our customers in terms of knowhow, project execution with expected quality and supplier interaction.


Nicklas Karlsson

Nicklas Karlsson

Electrical and Electronics