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30.11.2020
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Five years digitalwerk – ADAS software specialist celebrates company anniversary

In 2015, digitalwerk laid the foundation for its success story in software development for ADAS tools & framework. Five years later, the Regensburg-based company not only records the completion of several major projects in the field of ADAS software development and the receipt of the sales and development license of ADTF, an ADAS software framework, but also the establishment of a stable network of sales partners as well as a steady growth in staff. digitalwerk looks back on 1,828 days of software development for the autonomous future of tomorrow.

With only two employees, the software company digitalwerk started its business operations in November 2015 with a focus on ADAS tools & framework. Already in summer 2016, the team was expanded by ten experts for the development of the automotive software framework ADTF - Automotive Data and Time-Triggered Framework - by receiving the sales and development license from Audi Electronics Venture. In the course of this, the company moved into offices in the Regensburg business park, where the creative center of digitalwerk programmers is still located today. In 2017 the specialist for ADAS software tools reached another important milestone with the receipt of the exclusive ADTF sales and development license from Audi Electronics Venture. Since that time, digitalwerk has been regularly publishing new releases of ADTF and constantly developing new offerings around ADTF. A specially created support platform and practice-oriented training courses are part of these services in the ADTF ecosystem with the clear goal of making it easier for users and developers to work with the software framework.

In addition to the continuous expansion of the range of services around ADTF, its distribution is also part of the project assignment. Right from the start, digitalwerk has been working reliably with international sales partners on this task. The first cooperations were entered into with the companies Elektrobit and XKRUG shortly after their founding in 2016. With ETAS in 2017 and TTTech in 2018, two additional partners completed digitalwerk's sales network.

Since its foundation, the two-man business has grown into a well-rehearsed team that, in addition to the stable project situation, has managed to develop digtialwerk into an attractive employer. Prior to Corona, joint lunches were regularly organized and table soccer tournaments were held. Company events such as skiing trips, company runs, Christmas parties and summer celebrations as well as teambuilding measures such as a trip to Area 47 in Austria were a fixed part of the company culture. The joint activities are to be continued in the future after the pandemic.

In November 2020, on its fifth anniversary, the digitalwerk team now has 35 employees. Recently, the management team was supplemented to include Enrico Engel, the longtime project manager. digitalwerk was able to make use of the Corona period to work more intensively on its own products and to position them on the market. The Reference Toolbox for connecting inertial systems and the ARXML parser for bus data analysis are both used in the ADTF user group. "We look back with pride on the past five years of digitalwerk", Engel is pleased to say and at the same time finds words of thanks: "First and foremost, our thanks go to all employees as well as customers and partners who have accompanied us on our journey over the past five years.” The digitalwerk management team is currently working on a new strategic direction so that the company can continue its success story over the next five years.

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