Complete vehicle development


… for our customers worldwide, from the first idea to the successful serial launch – wherever customers need us.​

Management & Engineering of complete vehicle development projects

As a central development partner for OEMs and Start-Up companies EDAG has the experience to take the high responsibility of a complete vehicle development. For the development process we generate the technical targets on basis of the customer market profile and transferring these into requirement specifications for systems, modules and components.​

With sustainable strategies, state of the art processes and methods we create the right environment to handle the complexity of the tasks in a complete vehicle development and for a successful vehicle launch.​

  • Analysis of market and technology trends​
  • Product strategies for an optimized business case​
  • Definition and specification of vehicles ​
  • Layout and development of vehicle architectures​
  • Achievement of project and product targets​
  • Management of international projects​

State of the Art Development Processes and Methods​

Increased digitalization, international cooperation as well the understanding of customer needs require efficient and at the same time flexible processes and methods.​
With the EDAG product development process, our customers benefit from the latest processes and innovative methods in complete vehicle development. With our many years of expertise, we guarantee top quality, maximum safety and the utmost in flexibility.​
Our experience and continuously optimized processes enable best possible balance between quality, timing and budget constraints. Together with our customers we aim the target to get projects “successful on the road”.​

  • EDAG Product Development Process (EDAG PDP)​
  • Requirements management​
  • Risk- & change management​
  • Virtual development- and simulation tools​
  • Data- and release management​
  • Development quality​
  • Agile Methods​

Flexible vehicle Architectures

Our experts develop smart vehicle concepts and architecture layouts to realize new vehicles and entire product lines for next generation vehicles.​
With our experience and the knowledge of new technologies, global requirements and markets, we optimize for our customers the concept and design of vehicles for tomorrow.​

  • Vehicle architecture definition, tailored to our customer needs​
  • Flexibility and modularity concepts​
  • Market trend analysis and benchmarks​
  • Legal and market analysis​
  • Vehicle package layout and ergonomic concept​
  • Hardpoint definition and styling-technical convergence​
  • Powertrain concepts and vehicle integration​
  • Performance and cost evaluations​


EDAG has developed an advanced methodology with a completely digitalized design process to achieve highest quality.​
Our method and discipline in concept phase guaranties maximum efficiency according to the challenging milestones of nowadays industry.
In our styling centres, we combine styling requirements with engineering know-how and digital technologies to best accompany our customers on the path of new transport development.​

  • Benchmark and trend scouting​
  • Design Criteria and Brand DNA ​
  • Exterior and Interior concept design and styling​
  • Color & trim design​
  • CAS and Visualization​
  • Digital Design UX/UI​
  • Class A SURFACING​
  • Physical models and show cars​

Vehicle electrical Architectures

Legal requirements, market benchmarks and customer requirements form the framework of every vehicle concept and the E/E architecture derived from it.​
On this basis, EDAG develops the required functional architecture and network topology.​
Together with our customers we shape the mobility of tomorrow.

  • EE architecture development
  • Control concepts
  • Electrical system development
  • Energy management
  • Functional Safety and Cyber Security
  • E-Powertrain integration
  • HV battery development

Industrialization and small series Production

We are a partner to develop optimized production concepts up to the successful production launch. We support the industrialization at the OEM manufacturing site and are able to realize a flexible small series production for our customers also at EDAG. ​
Our strength is the interaction or the Vehicle Engineering with EDAG Production Solutions, EDAG Body- and Tools Systems and EDAG Model- and Vehicle Solutions.​

  • Production concepts and strategies​
  • Production process planning and engineering​
  • Industrialization optimization and serial launch support​
  • Manufacturing quality​
  • Small and special series production


Developing a complete vehicle without the need for physical prototypes for test drives in the early development phase? It's possible! In the EDAG Zero Prototype Lab, vehicles, their functions and their driving dynamics can be tested even before the prototype is created.

More about EDAG Zero Prototype Lab

Jan Schlingmann

Senior Vice President Project Management




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