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Battery Show Europe 2023: DSA presents innovative solutions for the Battery Lifecycle Management
From 23 to 25 May, DSA will again be at the Battery Show Europe in Stuttgart, presenting solutions for efficient battery monitoring, analysis and maintenance for the entire lifecycle of batteries.
S4 Integration and DSA launch Joint Venture - S4 International
After years of successful collaboration, S4 Integration and DSA announce the start of their joint venture, S4 International, an industrial automation solution provider based in Aachen, Germany
Global Supper - DSA supports art installation in the course of the Aachen Karlspreis Ceremony
On the occasion of the Charlemagne Prize (Karlspreis) 2023 DSA is supporting the art installation "Global Supper" as one of the main sponsors and as part of its wide sponsoring activities in the Aachen region.
Presentation at the Diagnostics Conference Dresden on Challenges in the Diagnosis of Service-Oriented Vehicle Architectures
From May 23rd to the 24th 2023, DSA will once again take part in the 16th Conference on Diagnostics in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems in Dresden. This year, the focus is on the diagnostic challenges for software-defined vehicles posed by new vehicle operating systems.
DSA is Part of the Research Project AUTOtech.agil
With the aim of helping to shape the transformation of road transportation, DSA is working on the development of a new mobility system of the future as part of the AUTOtech.agil project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Protection against cyber attacks for software-defined vehicles
In a new white paper, DSA presents the OTA solution PRODIS.OTA, which enables car manufacturers to counter potential cyber attacks and manipulations when updating the vehicles' software over-the-air.
Junior IT talent promotion in the Aachen region: DSA supports IT4Kids
Becoming a successful programmer is a matter of early practice. In accordance with this principle, DSA now supports the Aachen-based initiative IT4Kids as part of a sponsorship partnership.
DSA adopts Microsoft Connected Fleets reference architecture
DSA is proud to announce its collaboration with Microsoft using their Connected Fleets reference architecture. Customers will benefit on a larger scale in multiple areas from the collaboration.
DSA sends best wishes for a happy holiday season and a happy new year.
Looking back, we had another challenging year, in which we had to constantly adapt to challenging situations. However, it was also a year in which we were fortunate to cooperate successfully with our long-standing and new customers, business partners and employees.
PRODIS.SOVD: the diagnostic stack for today's and tomorrow's vehicle electronics
With PRODIS.SOVD, DSA offers a diagnostic stack for the upcoming generation of High-Performance Computer Units (HPC), which can also be used for existing vehicle electronics based on classic ECUs.
For sustainable mobility of the future - DSA drives Battery Life Cycle Management forward
At the end of October 2022, DSA's battery experts presented innovations at two important industry events: the Plug&Test Lab at a joint Customer Day with Weiss Technik and the Battery Cell Tester at the Electric Vehicle Production Days 2022.
"Herbstemotionen" 2022: DSA and Dres. Schäfer-Schulz-Wohlfahrtstiftung increase charity result to a total of 26,000 Euros
After a break due to the pandemic, the cultural event of the Hospizstiftung Region Aachen was once again a great success. As main sponsors, DSA and Dres. Schäfer-Schulz Wolhlfahrtsstiftung added the value of all tickets that were not sold to the donation result.
MTS-Airbag Tester for safe testing of airbag connections in vehicle production
To eliminate the risk to workers on the production line when testing airbags , DSA has developed a safe test method for testing the electrical connection between airbag ignition elements and wiring harness.
DSA and Dres. Schäfer-Schulz Wohlfahrtsstiftung are main sponsors of "Herbstemotionen"
After a three-year break, the cultural event will once again take place live at the Aachen Theatre on 1 November 2022. The proceeds of the event will be used to fund the Hospice am Iterbach.
DSA and Weiss Technik will be live presenting a mobile climate test laboratory for high-voltage batteries
Together with Weiss Technik GmbH, DSA will present a fully equipped test laboratory for high-voltage energy carriers in a compact 40'' container at the joint customer day on 26 and 27 October 2022 in Reiskirchen, Germany.
DSA presents cutting-edge solutions for digitalisation and connectivity at the PRAXIS Transportbeton 2022 trade fair
From 13 to 15 September, DSA participates in the company trade show of the symposium 'PRAXIS Transportbeton' in Berlin. This year' event focuses on the topics of climate protection and sustainability in the ready-mixed concrete industry.
For the first time, DSA presents the Manfred Nagl Award within the Department of Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University
As part of the anniversary celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Department of Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University, Dr. Thomas Huth, Managing Director of DSA- Daten und Systemtechnik GmbH, awarded the first Manfred Nagl Award.
DSA presents ultra-compact high-performance interface DE-4
The new Smart Edge Device DE-4 provides a technological bridge between conventional test systems and the integration of diagnostic processes into the vehicle. It is flexible in its use, either as a "conventional" Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI) or as a stand-alone device running a tester.
Premiere at Battery Show 2022: DSA introduces testing solutions for battery cells and battery packs
For the first time, DSA will participate as an exhibitor at the international trade fair Battery Show Europe in Stuttgart from June 28-30, 2022. For the premiere, DSA showcases an automated solution for efficient quality testing of battery cells as well as the high-voltage battery tester (HVBT) for end-of-line testing.
DSA acquires IGH Automation GmbH
Aachen June 2022, 22nd - As an expert in modular software and hardware solutions for the entire life cycle of vehicle electronics, DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik GmbH based in Aachen, Germany, acquires the software company IGH Automation GmbH in Ilmenau, thus further expanding its customer base.
DSA at the Automotive Testing Expo in Stuttgart
From the 21st to the 23rd of June 2022, we welcome our customers and interested parties at the Automotive Testing Expo. Experience our our new products and innovations live on site.
Diagnosis of High Performance Computers (HPCs) - DSA with presentation at the Conference on Diagnostics, Dresden
On May 17-18, 2022, DSA will be part of the Dresden Conference on Diagnostics, the industry event for experts in diagnostics and vehicle systems. Listen to the presentation of our experts about the changes resulting from the introduction of HPCs for diagnostics. .
DSA's VCG telematics units transform Microsoft Puget Sound campus fleet into a connected fleet
DSA enables Microsoft to improve their Puget Sound, Seattle, fleet operations by retrofitting the large multi-purpose fleet with Vehicle Connectivity Gateway (VCG) devices to reduced operational costs and moves Microsoft towards their goal of being carbon negative.
DSA funds dynamic StartUp with digitalHUB scholarship
During the online DemoDay of the digitalHUB Aachen, DSA CEO Dr. Thomas Huth announced that the digitalHUB scholarship has been awarded to the StartUp Applimeda GmbH on 20.01.2022. With this scholarship, DSA specifically supports young companies in the implementation of their promising digital solutions.
Find the right device for your IoT solutions – VCG-2 by DSA
DSA is happy to share that we have joined the Azure Certified Device program, ensuring customers get IoT solutions up and running quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Azure IoT.
DSA wishes peaceful and restful holidays
With an optimistic view into the upcoming year, we would like to express our thanks to all of you for your continuing trust and the successful cooperation. We wish you and your loved ones peaceful holidays and a good and successful start into the New Year.
Mobile Plug&Test Lab for electrical energy storage systems
Weiss Technik and DSA combine competencies for innovative test system. The mobile test container, designed as a Plug&Test system and covers a wide range of tests for high-voltage batteries.
DSA launches the new diagnostic and telematics unit VCG-2
The telematics and diagnostics unit VCG-2 (Vehicle Connectivity Gateway) proves to be a true all-rounder among the telematics units. As the world’s leading provider of diagnostics solutions, DSA integrates the core diagnostic applications on the VCG-2.
DSA launches new website
Since the middle of November DSA presents itself in a new look with a clear design on the Internet. The new pages provide an informative overview of the company DSA and its modular and flexible solutions for the entire vehicle life cycle.
DSA presentation at trendsetting ELIV Congress in Bonn, Germany
From October 20-21, 2021, DSA participated again on the highly recognized ELIV Congress in Bonn, Germany. This year's DSA presentation by Dr. Oliver Meyer focused on the development status of the service-oriented vehicle diagnostics (SOVD).
DSA at bonding AutomotiveDay 2021
We are pleased to be back at the bonding AutomotiveDay on September 15, 2021 to give visitors insights into job opportunities at DSA
Shaping the future of mobility - DSA continues to grow
The mobility sector is undergoing an enormous and striking transformation. For automotive manufacturers, the change poses new challenges as well as new opportunities. For DSA, it means significant growth.
Perspectives for future vehicle diagnostics standards
New DSA White Paper 'Service Oriented Vehicle Diagnostics (SOVD)' introduces the upcoming standard and describes ideas on how interfaces for accessing services can be implemented.
Start of apprenticeship at DSA - welcome!
Once again, we welcome our IT junior staff who started their training at DSA on August 1, 2021. As a globally operating company, we offer young people two future-oriented training options with a wide range of potential career opportunities.
Easy and secure management of flash data
With a new feature in the authoring tool PRODIS.Authoring, DSA supports OEMs in creating and managing flash data packages from ODX-F and related HEX files. All files and packages are versioned during the upload process and saved permanently.
DSA is Participant in the TISAX System
As confidentiality, availability and integrity of information have great value for DSA, extensive measures have been taken on protection of sensitive and confidential information. Therefore, DSA follows the TISAX question catalogue
DSA back in digital mode: Nacht der Unternehmen and Sommerfest der Informatik
DSA is represented at both events with a virtual booth and is available for personal exchange via video chat during the fair.
PRODIS.TrueBattery turns the spotlight on safety testing before commissioning high-voltage batteries
PRODIS.TrueBattery supports the testing of the high-voltage battery for safety-relevant configuration and assembly errors as well as for defective components.
All the way from purchase order to delivery: DSA and bobbie push forward the digitalization of the ready-mix concrete industry.
Betoshop and bobbie take the next step towards digitization of the ready-mix concrete industry, supporting simple and on-time delivery of ready-mix concrete.
Simple visualization of complex electronic systems for reduced repair times in aftersales
In modern vehicles, complex electronics play an increasingly important role in troubleshooting. For workshops, working with static schematic diagrams is not only time-consuming, but also cost-intensive. PRODIS.Schematics helps to reduce repair times significantly.
Challenges and opportunities for the commercial vehicle market
Digitalization and new technologies are disrupting the commercial vehicle market. In a new white paper 'Connected Truck LCM Scenarios', DSA presents several use cases and perspectives for new products and services emerging from this development.
PRODIS Completeness Check in the Paperless Factory
With the ongoing digitization of vehicle production, the paperless documentation of all production steps and test results replaces the printouts and accompanying documents used so far. The PRODIS.CompletenessCheck makes sure that a vehicle corresponds to the defined and expected status during the production process.
Online Practice Workshop for Students of RWTH
This year again, DSA welcomes students from different master courses in computer science and electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University to a three-day practice workshop. Like many other events, this year's workshop will take place online.
DSA welcomes new Managing Director Dr. Thomas Huth
DSA welcomes Dr. Thomas Huth, who became a member of the management board of DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik GmbH on January 01, 2021. The new Managing Director will be responsible at DSA primarily for the areas of Connected Vehicle and Autonomous Driving.
DSA supports StartUp company with digitalHUB scholarship
At the Online DemoDay of the DigitalHUb Aachen on January 14, 2021, Managing Director Dr. Thomas Huth announced the recipient of this year's digitalHUB scholarship. This year, DSA supports bobbie Deutschland GmbH with its concept Baustoffhandel 4.0.
Season's greetings from DSA
A challenging year is coming to an end. Thank you all for your trust and the excellent cooperation. We wish you and the people close to you a peaceful and enjoyable holiday season and, for the New Year, good health and success.
DSA adds more transparency to the life cycle of vehicle electronics
DSA’s Lifecycle Management Solution PRODIS.LCM covers all aspects of a vehicle’s electronics lifecycle starting with the initial development to the maintenance of the vehicle after its sold.
New automatic driver card and tachograph download improves fleet management
With the automatic driver card and tachograph download from DSA, companies fulfill the legal obligations for recording and archiving mass memory and driver cards, while increasing efficiency in personnel and fleet scheduling.
Outstanding master thesis awarded by DSA
For years DSA has been supporting the sustainable education of young people in science and technology. This is achieved by means of scholarships for students of MINT disciplines and by awarding prizes for outstanding theses at Aachen universities.
DSA participates in the virtual 'Tag der Informatik' at RWTH Aachen
Once again DSA supports the Graduate Ceremony of the Department of Computer Science at the RWTH Aachen University as gold sponsor. For the first time, the event takes place virtually. On December 4, 2020, we will be present with a digital booth from 12:00 pm.
Onboard Diagnostic Systems for the After Sales Digitalization
As an implementation partner for vehicle manufacturers, with its expertise in the areas of flashing and coding, DSA develops the technical requirements for powerful onboard diagnostic systems. For OEMs, this opens up new lean business processes in after-sales.
Flashing and testing high voltage batteries by PRODIS.TrueBattery
DSA has teamed up with Digatron, the expert for battery test and formation systems, to offer PRODIS.TrueBattery, a modular solution for testing and commissioning of high-voltage batteries and battery modules which meets the requirements of automotive companies.
Dres. Schäfer-Schulz Foundation supports Aachen Hospice
The social charity foundation Dres. Schäfer-Schulz Stiftung, which was established in DSA's anniversary year 2020, the executive couple Schäfer-Schulz supports numerous regional projects. One of the first beneficiaries is the Hospice Foundation Aachen Region
Online internship for RWTH students
In the ongoing semester, DSA supports the RWTH Aachen for the first time in offering and realizing an internship for students of computer science. Like many other events, in this semester the internship takes place online.
PRODIS.LCM supports OEMs in UN ECE regulation for software update management
The new regulation affects vehicle updates both over-the-air and in the workshop. The Lifecycle Management solution PRODIS.LCM supports vehicle manufacturers in meeting the regulations by fully managing the updates.
Guided diagnostics supports efficient vehicle repair
When repairs are needed, troubleshooting is often not that simple due to the extensive interactions of the ECUs in the vehicle. The basis for efficient guided diagnostics is provided by DSA authoring tool PRODIS.Authoring, to define maintenance and repair procedures in the first step.
Digatron and DSA launch high-performance testing system for high-voltage batteries
Both companies can draw on their many years of industry expertise in the field of battery testing and diagnosis and, in cooperation, offer a new high-voltage battery test system as a complete solution from a single source.
Advancing the transport industry through cooperation
At the beginning of the year, DSA ugraded its membership in the eSync Alliance. Learn how Mario Ortegón, Head of Strategy & Innovation Management talks to Mike Gardner, Executive Director of the eSync Alliance, about the motivation and goals of the enhanced DSA membership.
DSA facilitates variant management in after sales
For OEMs, the key measure of after-sales success is how effectively and efficiently the diagnostic processes are carried out in the service workshops. The efficient management of vehicle variations, which also affects vehicle electronics, is particularly important here.
SmartMDI improves productivity in automotive production
SmartMDI, the new mobile diagnostic interface of DSA, enables car manufacturers in increasing productivity in final vehicle assembly without extending the production line.
Outstanding after-sales increases customer loyalty
Customer-oriented processes, perfect service quality and on-time completion - this is what workshop managers score with their customers. These goals are achieved by an outstanding after-sales concept.
New BetoShop: ordering ready-mix concrete in a web shop
For some time now, two ready-mixed concrete suppliers, Elskes Transportbeton GmbH & Co. KG and Fertigbeton Rheinland GmbH have been using the new web-based customer portal BetoShop.
DSA and Excelfore join forces on "Digital Lifecycle Management“
As part of the eSync Alliance, DSA is intensifying its cooperation with the California based company Excelfore, which provides secure solutions for Digital Lifecycle Management and IoT frameworks for automotive and industrial systems.
DSA joins the digital term of the University of Applied Sciences Aachen
For many years, DSA has been cooperating with the department 'Vehicle Software and Fundamentals of Digital Technology' in Faculty 5, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, of the University of Applied Sciences Aachen (FH Aachen).
AUDI AG counts on new Remote Production System
Present market trends are driving automobile manufacturers to focus increasingly on the opportunities offered by digitalization. As part of this, AUDI AG is counting on digitally controlled vehicle commissioning, also known as remote production, at its plant in Ingolstadt.
Remote Management Over the Air - DSA supports secure software updates
A more comfortable driving experience, more electronics, more software. In the era of networked mobility, vehicles have an extensive software infrastructure that is necessary to control the vehicle electronics.
Best friends: Fleet management system and web shop for ready-mix concrete
The system solution BetoTrack and the web-based customer portal BetoShop support dispatching processes and impress with both simple handling and a comprehensive range of functions. Both systems are easy to integrate and can be combined with additional modules.
DSA Joins eSync Alliance
As a new member of the eSync Alliance, DSA adds its expertise in electronic life cycle management of automotive electronics to the multi-company standard for automotive OTA. The eSync Alliance is spearheading the development of end-to-end over-the-air (OTA) updating and data services, enabling bi-directional communications with all electronic devices in the vehicle.
Speeding up communication: Latest multifunction tester MFT-3 supports 2xCAN-FD
The MFT-3 is the all-rounder for diagnosis, parameterization and programming of electronic control units in vehicle production. From now on, the multifunction tester MFT-3 featuring multiple CAN-FD and a new vehicle communication interface (VCI) is available.
DSA White Paper: The Digital Factory takes the automotive industry to the next level
When it comes to the digital transformation of complex production processes, what are the potentials and the challenges involved? Answers to these questions are provided in the current Whitepaper "Digital Factory & Autonomous Driving" by DSA.
Intelligent Mobile Diagnostic Interface smartMDI now available with fast CAN-FD
The constantly increasing complexity of vehicle electronics demands faster diagnostic communication. In this context, the mobile diagnostic interface smartMDI from DSA, which is now also available for CAN-FD, really demonstrates its capabilities.
PRODIS.PlantHUB and WDI-2X at Audi Ingolstadt
The path towards Industry 4.0 is well underway. The digitalization of vehicle, workers, machines and processes with our new PlantHUB solution is in operation to support the assembly of the highly successful AUDI products in Ingolstadt.
DSA presents SOVD diagnostics standard at CTI 2020
The two megatrends of autonomous driving and digital networking of vehicles are fundamentally redefining the way vehicle networks are equipped. This also has a significant impact on vehicle diagnostics, for which a new standard is required.
DSA Workshop Diagnostic Solution for e.Go
After the successful implementation of the DSA flash station EFS and the DSA multi-function tester MFT in the e.GO production plant, the car manufacturer from Aachen is now also counting on our flash and diagnostic solution for the workshops.
White paper ‘Connected Vehicle Solution’
Connected vehicles allow the implementation of new use cases that improve the product quality and thus increase customer loyalty and satisfaction. Get interesting insights into our Connected Vehicle Solutions in our latest white paper .
Future Computer Scientists and Engineers as Guests at DSA
From theory to practice: That was the main subject of a three-day practical workshop for students of different master programs in computer science and electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University.
DSA welcomes MAN and Microsoft to an expert workshop
What does the future of vehicle production and fleet management look like in the age of digitalisation? Representatives of MAN Truck & Bus SE and Microsoft attended a joint workshop on these topics at DSA in Aachen on 14 and 15 January 2020.
Start-ups meet DSA at DemoDay 2020 at the Digital Church Aachen
Why are start-up companies interesting for SMEs and how can the newcomers benefit from successful companies? This was the topic of Ansgar Schleicher, who presented an inspiring keynote at the start of this year's DemoDay.
The road to the future runs to ‘Connected Vehicle Solutions’
Future success for automotive manufacturers depends on their ability to meet the demands of the digital world. This involves in particular focusing on digitally connected solutions for the various phases of a vehicle's life cycle.
e.Go uses DSA Multi-Function Tester MFT-3
After the successful commissioning of a DSA flashing station last year, the Aachen-based electric vehicle manufacturer e.Go Mobile AG also put the DSA multi-function tester MFT-3 into operation.
DSA Systems appoint Michael Wells as President and CEO
DSA Systems, Inc. announces the appointment of Michael Wells as president and CEO.