Kan je in de vorm van een elevator pitch uitleggen wat TASS International doet?
TASS International supports the global automotive industry in the creation of safer and smarter vehicles and is known for its unique development methodology, offering a set of advanced simulation software tools, tailor made engineering solutions and state-of- the-art testing and certification facilities and services, with the aim to improve Integrated Safety systems of vehicles and boost the development of Highly Automated- and Connected Driving. It has a rich history of more than 25 years, employing 200 people in 11 countries, supporting the industry through local offices worldwide. Headquartered in Helmond in The Netherlands it operates several laboratories, under which a purpose-built, first-of- its-kind facility for testing and validation of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Cooperative Driving technologies. Its software brands PreScan, Delft-Tyre and MADYMO are familiar names to the OEMs and to suppliers in the automotive industry.

Op welke dienst/welk project is TASS International het meest trots als het gaat om smart, sustainable en social mobility?
We are most proud on the fact that we are unique in the combination of offering both virtual and physical testing environments to our customers to help them throughout their entire development process (from concept development to homologations). Successful example is our simulation software PreScan that is used throughout the industry to develop ADAS and Automated and Connected Driving systems and our equipped public test road A270 between Helmond and Eindhoven where Automated and Connected driving testing is performed on a daily basis.

Op welke thema’s komen de andere Connektleden jullie tegen?
Our focus is safe Cooperative, Connected and Automated Driving.

Wat voegen jullie toe aan dit thema en/of het Connektnetwerk? En wat kan Connekt voor TASS Internatrional betekenen?
We are happy to bring our viewpoints to the table, based on our internationally renowned technical knowledge in this field. Connekt can help TASS to link to new initiatives that are emerging in The Netherlands and beyond on the (pre-)Deployment of this technology.

Wat is volgens TASS International op dit moment de meest kansrijke disruptieve innovatie?
Disruption is coming from a blend of enabling technology trends that feed an exponential spur of Automated Driving Technology. Sensors (radar, lidar, camera, V2x etc.) are becoming available in mass production at affordable prices. Silicon technology provides the computational force to solve complex equations based on sensor fusion with high data rates in real-time. Engineering tools, including virtualization of the testing environment, for (Artificial Intelligence) algorithm development make the technology accessible to a wide range of engineers. Ultrafast wireless broadband communication enables data collection and sharing between vehicles and real-time dynamic map updates. All these trends together will lead to inherently safe, clean and efficient transportation of people and goods, which will affect society as a whole.