Understand our Virtual sensors Solution and deep dive on COMPREDICT

You are asking yourself:  what we do and how? – You’ll find the answers here.

We deliver Virtual Sensors for Mobility

The smartest sensor is one which does not physically exist

COMPREDICT’s Virtual Sensors transform raw vehicle data into value-added insights like:

  • Tire and brake wear
  • High-voltage and low-voltage battery condition
  • Wheel forces
  • Chassis and suspension loads
  • Health & usage monitoring
  • End-of-life forecast
  • Anomaly detection
  • etc.

Virtual Sensors use existing and standard vehicle signals, available in every series-production vehicle. At COMPREDICT, each Virtual Sensor combines the specific knowledge of three worlds:

  • Vehicle domain expertise
  • Durability science
  • Data science & machine learning expertise

Why do Virtual Sensors provide such an important contribution to the Software-Defined Vehicle?

The next phase of automotive evolution consists of the Software-Defined Vehicle (SDV), which will put software at a central place through:

  • Continuous improvement and enhancement with new software functionalities
  • Over-the-air updates
  • Digital services

The critical raw material for such evolutive software features is encapsulated in in-vehicle data.

Raw vehicle data are like naturally mineral rocks: they are not usable as such by the industry. Through extraction processes, mineral rocks yield precious rare earth metals. COMPREDICT’s Virtual Sensors reveal the hidden value of in-vehicle data.

In a nutshell, Virtual Sensors:

  • Reduce product costs
  • Reduce the amount of electronics in vehicles
  • Increase supply chain flexibility
  • Enable data-driven and usage-based services

How do we connect to the data and to our partners?

Cloud, embedded or hybrid?

We engage when a partner already collects data, be it onboard vehicles, on central data servers or in the cloud.

Depending on each partner needs and on the stage of cooperation, we deliver our solution either:

  • in a cloud architecture
  • embedded in vehicles
  • as a combination of both

We are pragmatic and flexible in the way we connect.

To facilitate embedded integration of Virtual Sensors for our partners, we offer to deploy our Virtual Sensors directly onto BlackBerry IVY Platform on QNX OS.

BlackBerry IVY in-depth whitepaper

Who are COMPREDICT’s typical partners of our Virtual Sensors?

We are serving our partners in three main areas:

  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • TIER 1 suppliers
  • Fleet solution providers

We already work with most of the Top 20 automotive manufacturers worldwide.

Though passenger cars represent a significant part of our business, we have already demonstrated that Virtual Sensors work for any kind of vehicles:

  • Light commercial vehicles
  • Busses
  • Trucks and trailers
  • Trains, heavy vehicles and mechatronic industry applications
  • Two-wheeler

What makes COMPREDICT’s Virtual Sensors outstanding?

We combine years of automotive engineering and durability expertise with state-of-the-art data science methodologies. Our domain experts and data science teams work closely together on each Virtual Sensors. Their know-how, all along the process ensures that our Virtual Sensors deliver reliable and meaningful insights.

What are the benefits of using Virtual Sensors for you as a partner?

Virtual Sensors allow you to:

  • Cut costs by reducing the number of hardware sensors in vehicles
  • Enable new measurement capabilities in series and development vehicles, at low TCO
  • Sense vehicle health and usage, detect anomalies and forecast wear and tear
  • Generate new revenue streams based on Virtual Sensors driven digital services

Where does COMPREDICT’s know-how come from?

COMPREDICT was founded on the PhD research results of Dr.-Ing. Stéphane Foulard, co-founder. Since then, COMPREDICT is still strongly driven scientific research and development:

  • More than 15 years of research in automotive engineering, durability engineering and virtual sensing
  • More than 30 projects with OEMs and Tier 1
  • More than 20 scientific publications focusing on durability engineering and modeling of vehicle dynamics
  • About 10 patents and patent applications