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We believe that continuous effort in research and innovation is a key factor for success in the quickly changing embedded world.


Innovative through research

We believe that continuous effort in research and innovation is a key factor for success in the quickly changing embedded world. Therefore, BTC Embedded Systems was and continues to be active in different research projects and partnerships. By involving universities and research institutes, as well as industry members from fields such as automotive or aerospace, these collaborations serve as a great example of what BTC Embedded Systems has stood for from the beginning: Bridging the gap between the academic world and industrial projects in order to have a disruptive impact on the quality and efficiency of embedded systems development.


Oxford University Innovation Ltd

Oxford University Innovation Ltd (OUI) is the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford. One if its key actitivitys is the provision of technical and scientific consulting services to external organizations through the expertise of academics in the University. OUI has provided consulting services to BTC Embedded Systems AG in the field of CBMC bounded model checker for C programs through Prof Daniel Kroening and his colleagues from the Department of Computer Science. 


“As an associated institute of the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, OFFIS has, since its formation in 1991, converted scientific know-how from computer science into prototypes which are then developed further into marketable products by commercial partners. Hereby, OFFIS provides research and prototype developments for companies and institutions – and this at the highest international level. OFFIS is organized in three application-oriented research and development divisions: Energy, society, health, and production.”

DLR Institute of Systems Engineering for Future Mobility

The DLR Institute of Systems Engineering for Future Mobility located in Oldenburg is researching methods for developing and assessment of automated and autonomous traffic systems.

The focus is on the development of new efficient methods and tools of systems engineering for the proof of functionality (verification) and practicability (validation) as well as the further development of trustworthy systems.

Institute of Automatic Control of Leibniz University Hannover

The work at the Institute of Automatic Control is dedicated to the development of modern methods of control engineering and their application in various fields, particularly in medical technology, systems medicine and robotics.

Optimization-based control and estimation methods, nonlinear systems and control theory, as well as distributed and learning control systems are of particular interest.



Timeframe: 2022 – 2024
The ATLAS-L4 (Automated Transport between Logistics centres on highways, Level 4) research and development project combines expertise from industry, scientific research and infrastructure operators in hitherto unique ways to create an integrated approach to the operation of autonomous vehicles on public motorways and highways. ATLAS-L4 intends to demonstrate that the use of Level-4-automated and thus driverless vehicles on the highway is feasible, laying the foundation for innovative transport and logistics concepts. The project makes direct use of the new opportunities opened up by the legislation on autonomous driving passed in 2021, in which Germany is set to hold a worldwide pioneering position. In this way, ATLAS-L4 contributes both to the future-proof design of road freight transport and to strengthening Germany as a business location.

Project Partners:

MAN Truck & Bus SE, Knorr-Bremse AG, Leoni AG, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH, FERNRIDE GmbH, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte und integrierte Sicherheit AISEC, Technische Universität München, Technische Universität Braunschweig, TÜV SÜD, Autobahn GmbH 

KI Wissen

Timeframe: 2021 – 2023

“In the research project KI Wissen, methods for the integration of existing knowledge into the data driven AI functions of autonomous vehicles are developed and examined. The aim is to create a comprehensive ecosystem for integrating knowledge into training and securing AI functions.” 

Project Partners:

Continental, Bosch, Valeo, Altran, AVL, EFS, DLR, Fortiss, Fraunhofer, OFFIS and more


Timeframe: 2018 – 2021

BTC Embedded Systems is a member of the industrial advisory board of the Step-Up!CPS project. 

FZI, Universität Oldenburg, OFFIS, DLR, KIT, SafeTRANS

Industrial Advisory Board:

AVL LIST GmbH,BTC Embedded Systems AG, Denso Automotive Deutschland GmbH, DNV-GL Maritime Class Development, IAV GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr, NXP Semiconductor Germany GmbH, Vector Informatik GmbH


Timeframe: 2016 -2019

“Highly automated and autonomous systems in different domains (automotive, aerospace, rail, maritime, health care and farming) are all basically facing the same challenges. Exploding complexity, or a nearly infinite number of possible environmental scenarios that require consideration are just a few of them. The ENABLE-S3 consortium combines experts from six different domains with tool suppliers and academia in order to cope with the main testing challenges.”
Project partners:
Denso, Toyota, Renault, Valeo, Magneti Marelli, Airbus, DLR, IBM, Thales and many more


Timeframe: 2015 -2018

“Future mobility solutions will increasingly rely on smart components that continuously monitor the environment and assume more and more responsibility for a convenient, safe and reliable operation. Currently, the single most important roadblock for this market is the ability to come up with an affordable, safe multi-core development methodology that allows industry to deliver trustworthy new functions at competitive prices. ASSUME will provide a seamless engineering methodology, which addresses this roadblock on the constructive and analytical side.” 

Project partners:
Airbus, Daimler, Scania, Bosch, Sagem, Snecma, MES, OFFIS and many more


Timeframe: 2016 – 2018
The use of advanced methods to solve practical and industrially relevant problems by computers has a long history. Whereas sSymbolic Computation is concerned with the algorithmic determination of exact solutions to complex mathematical problems, more recent developments in the area of Satisfiability Checking tackle similar problems but with different algorithmic and technological solutions. Currently the two communities are largely disjointed and unaware of the achievements of the other. This project initiated a wide range of activities to bring the two communities together. Combining the knowledge, experience and technologies of these communities will enable the development of radically improved software tools.
Project partners:
University of Oxford, University of Freiburg, University of Oldenburg, Maplesoft, Microsoft Research and many more


Timeframe: 2011 – 2014

“ARTEMIS project MBAT provides European industry with a new leading-edge V&V technology in form of a Reference Technology Platform (MBAT RTP) that will enable the production of high-quality and safe embedded systems at reduced cost in terms of time and money. This will be made possible by a new and very promising approach in which model-based testing technologies will be combined with static analysis techniques.” 

Project partners:
Daimler, Airbus, AVL List, EADS, Siemens, Thales Aleniaspace, Volvo and many more


Timeframe: 2009 – 2012

The embedded safety-critical systems design and development industry is facing increasing complexity and a variety of systems and devices, coupled with growing regulatory constraints while costs, performance and time to market are constantly challenged. CESAR will bring significant and conclusive innovations in the two most improvable systems engineering disciplines:

-Requirement engineering in particular through formalization of multi viewpoint, multi criteria and multi level requirements,

-Component based engineering applied to design space exploration comprising multi-view, multicriteria and multi level architectural trade-offs. 

Project partners:
Airbus, ABB, AbsInt, Astrium, Delphi, EADS, Infineon, Siemens, Volvo and many more


“The transfer project DeCoDe aims at the efficient and precise detection of dead code in reactive, control-oriented and floating–point dominated C programs. This includes especially those derived from Simulink/Statefow models of embedded control applications via automatic C-code generation as well as those hand-coded according to guidelines as imposed in the embedded domain.”
Project partners:

University of Oldenburg, University of Freiburg, SICK AG

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