Network bundles the competencies of specialized companies in the automobile supply sector in a network going along the automotive value chain and acts as a coordinator, facilitator and coach between the individual partners in the network association.


The overall goal of the project automotiveHMI is the optimization of the HMI development processes and a more efficient collaboration between the involved roles and stakeholders. Main task is to create a domain specific, model-based specification language that allows the different members of the development chain to specify and exchange the requirements and artifacts for HMI development in a consistent and formal way. Project Partners: AUDI AG, comlet Verteilte Systeme GmbH, Continental Automotive GmbH, Daimler AG, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Elektrobit Automotive Software GmbH, IESE, VDA, DFKI, Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH, MAN Truck & Bus, Robert Bosch GmbH, Volkswagen AG

Commercial Vehicle Cluster

The Commercial Vehicle Cluster (CVC) was set up in September 2005 by DaimlerChrysler AG, the Technical University Kaiserslautern and the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Economics. It provides a communication platform for all participants that are involved or want to be involved in the future in the conceptual design, development, production and operation of commercial vehicles.


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

The DFKI (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH) – with its offices in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Bremen and a project office in Berlin – is the leading research institute in Germany in the field of innovative software technology. When seen from an international academic viewpoint, the DFKI is one of the most important “Centres of Excellence” within the scientific community.

University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern

The HS Kaiserslautern with its Department of Computer Science and Microsystems Technology in Zweibrücken combines the study areas of Applied Computer Science, Media Computer Science, Medical Computer Science, Microsystems Technology and Life Sciences to an attractive array of high technology fields.

Hochschule Darmstadt

University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt

40 professors work at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. In their very own applied research institute, development projects are being undertaken and, in cooperation with other departments, the Centre for Robotics has been installed here.


The software cluster with the four company networks within the regions of Darmstadt, Karlsruhe, Kaiserslautern and Saarbrücken includes universities, universities of applied sciences, Max Planck institutes, the Fraunhofer Institute and, amongst others, two sites of the DFKI – the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence – with several thousand computer scientists.

Company network success factor family

A family-friendly working environment is decisive when it comes to successfully balancing one’s family and work. With the program “Success factor family” the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, together with Germany’s leading industry associations (BDI, BDA, DIHK, ZDH) and the DGB (German Confederation of Trade Unions), is trying to ensure and promote that family-friendly companies become a trademark of German industry.