when the car suddenly becomes the better smartphone

  • Intelligent headlight with a high IQ

  • The person in the machine

    A learning-based concept for automated driving

  • The stuff that change is made of

    EDAG Light Cocoon - possible paradigm shift for future mobility

EDAG Stories

ADAS – not a disease, but the way to future "piloted driving".

Helps the driver whenever and wherever help is needed.

ADAS: although it sounds like a disease, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the exact opposite is the case, as ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance) systems are there to help the driver: whenever and wherever help is needed.


EDAG Soulmate.

When the car suddenly becomes the better smartphone.

The smartphone has literally put everyday things in your pocket. Almost on the quiet, MP3 players, appointment calendars, cameras, lexicons, e-mail clients and telephones have merged into one universal device. It is no wonder that the majority of us have our telephones with us 24/7, but we hardly ever use it to actually make a phone call. And the appropriation continues in earnest: As a result of the complete network integration with the internet, we can now access data almost everywhere with whose help we can do far more than just find out what's going on in the world.


Additive manufacturing (3D printing).

How the "EDAG Genesis" turned the automobile world upside down.

Everyone is talking about "3D printing". Ever since consumer printers for € 1,000 began to flood the market, the extent of the new potential of additive manufacturing technology has been absolutely clear. Additive manufacturing is already in use in the aerospace industry and medical technology. But so far, almost exclusively for prototypes in the automotive industry. 


The person in the machine.

A learning-based concept for automated driving.

Highly automated driving, ADAS, autonomous driving – terms that have been in people's minds for a long time now. Only the experts know the exact difference. But when we hear them, we all understand more or less the same thing: hands off the steering wheel! Suddenly, "keep your eyes on the road", something we all had to learn, no longer seems quite as important. 


Putting ideas into practice - worldwide.

Global enthusiasm for a joint theme.

Say what you like about globalisation, one thing is certain: it helps the world to cross economic and cultural boundaries and move closer together.   This is not necessarily due only to the rapid evolution of the Internet, but also to mobility: because the reputation of a good auto brand applies worldwide. In Asia, America or Europe, people everywhere want to feel the same kind of enthusiasm for a new car. Enthusiasm for the automobile is something that we all share - it connects us, no matter where we live. 


Standing the test of millions of years.

EDAG's design (r)evolution.

The production of our cars will undergo enormous changes in the future. This was proved by the EDAG study "Genesis" at the beginning of 2014 (Link to Genesis). The prospect of of using additive manufacturing to "print out" not just individual parts but also complete vehicles according to requirements and taste is now becoming a very real possibility, and offers unthought of potential for the construction of lighter and better cars.


Pedestrian protection doesn't only happen on the road.

When pedestrian protection standards go beyond legal provisions.

Sporty design is  trendy! Young, dynamic and expressive – values that you often find in modern-day vehicles from premium manufacturers. They shape a design language that can be found everywhere in vehicles: a flat design and low front. What sounds exceedingly positive at first proves not to be an advantage in all aspects when you take a closer look. 


The show must go on.

Using our own technology to get concept and show cars ready for the stage.

For motor shows, fairs or exhibitions - show cars simply have to look good. 

At major shows, the general idea is that the highlights will include a (usually non-functioning) prototype to give an impression of the innovations the leading vehicle manufacturers have in store. In the past, most concept cars really were fakes: "dead" vehicles or shells that were displayed for people to look at and admire.


Intelligent headlight with a high IQ.

We often experience feelings of uncertainty when driving through thick fog or on dark nights. For some of us, the fear is even more pronounced, and they just leave their cars at home. The fear of colliding with an oncoming vehicle because a driver on the other side of the road is driving on full beam and dazzles them is too great. In a purely reflex action, the driver either screws up his eyes, or averts them from the road.


The stuff that change is made of.

EDAG Light Cocoon - possible paradigm shift for future mobility.

It has always been difficult to assess the long-term significance of inventions. When Nikolaus August Otto invented the four-stroke engine in 1862, many people failed to realise that this milestone was about to change the world. Whether or not this flash of inspiration was the decisive factor in the triumph of the automobile is still not clear. But nevertheless, it was important.