References – shaping the future together!

Schaeffler Paravan Technologie GmbH & Co.KG works with numerous German and international partners on projects relating to automated and partially automated driving with our Space Drive system – up to and including the construction of prototypes and test vehicles. Our partners here include well-known companies from the automotive industry, the automotive supply industry, the electronics industry, and the forestry and agricultural engineering sector, as well as universities and research institutes.

In many of our projects, our partners place great value on discretion and confidentiality. We therefore display the company logos of only some of our clients as references here.

Our partners introduce themselves

In this section we present you some of our project partners closer .

Arrow Electronics Ltd.

Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. The company recorded sales of USD 22.8 billion in 2014. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries. A Fortune 150 company with 17,000 employees worldwide, Arrow brings technology solutions to a breadth of markets, including telecommunications, information systems, transportation, medical, industrial, and consumer electronics. Arrow provides specialized services and expertise across the entire product lifecycle. Arrow does this by connecting customers to the right technology at the right place at the right time and at the right price. Arrow provides extraordinary value to customers and suppliers – the best technology companies in the world – and connects them through the company's industry-leading services.

geo-konzept GmbH

Founded in 1992, geo-konzept GmbH stands for reliable and robust GPS and GIS technology. The company ranks among the market leaders in the field of high-precision and GPS-supported agriculture processes. geo-konzept GmbH focuses especially on steering, sensor, and farm management systems. The company is also active in the business segment for laser-based and high-precision 2D and 3D topographical surveying – e.g. for architects or blasting companies. Mobile GIS and remote sensing (multi-spectral aerial image acquisition and processing) also play an important role at geo-konzept. Various services and in-house development of hardware and software round out the portfolio of geo-konzept as a company for environmental planning systems.

Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH

Ibeo is the market leader in the development of high-tech laser scanners that are used by the automotive industry in environment-recognition and object-detection systems. The company’s engineers develop algorithms that process raw data from Ibeo’s laser scanners and thus provide for a high-end object-based interface. This object-based depiction of the surrounding environment serves as the basis for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and active safety systems such as those for autonomous driving, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and pre-crash preparation. Automotive OEMs and TIER 1 suppliers typically install Ibeo’s high-end laser scanners on their test vehicles as referencing systems during test-track and public-road testing operations in order to verify the performance of their mass-produced sensors for environment recognition. Ibeo’s overall objective is to make its laser scanners available to the mass market in order to maximize safety and comfort for all road users.

Kappa optronics GmbH

For over 30 years, German high-tech company Kappa optronics GmbH has been developing and manufacturing specially adapted cameras for international customers in target industries such as automotive, aviation, microscopy, medicine and industrial monitoring. One area of emphasis is especially resistant cameras for harsh environments. A particular Kappa strength is the integration into higher-level systems. Based on technological platforms, cameras are adapted to customer requirements — from circuit board design through signal processing up to industry-specific quality standards and testing requirements. In the automotive field, Kappa takes the lead as the camera developer of cutting-edge innovations for concept cars and series. Our emphasis rests on pioneering visualization systems for next generation vehicles. We focus above all else on highly regulated, safety-related uses that lie far beyond the level of ordinary driver-assistance systems. Our goal here as well is to offer the outstanding image quality that drivers are already accustomed to in other areas of their lives.

Local Motors

Local Motors is a technology company that designs, builds, and sells innovative vehicles. The Local Motors global platform combines co-creation with local micro-production to create hardware innovations such as the world's first automobiles produced by a 3D printer – which are now being marketed with unprecedented speed. To learn more, visit

Rinspeed GmbH

More than 36 years of innovations, visions and creations – paired with emotions. Challenges are what motivate this innovative and visionary Swiss company. Visionary mobility concepts, innovative drive systems, sustainability, comprehensive networks, and proven expertise in worldwide communications are all part of the core business at Rinspeed.

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