Vehicle Design & Development
Component & Subsystem
Optimal works with different CAD software packages to develop, design and engineer interiors. Starting from Studio design sketches optimal can develop surfaces, part breakups, bill of materials, and recommend materials for a world class interior that every driver and passenger are looking to experience.
Optimal can support the development of lightweight, high performance body and closure structures utilizing advanced material strategies and joining methodologies. Utilizing our significant experience, Optimal can develop the structure to meet exacting structural requirements while simultaneously ensuring dimensional control and lean manufacturing processes are incorporated.
Structural Optimization—Optimal has been a pioneer in weight optimization for vehicles well before the term “Lightweighting” became a corporate mission. As the auto industry and other transportation sectors become increasingly motivated to building vehicles that are less heavy as a way to achieve better fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, Optimal has proved to be a critical partner for structural optimization.
Optimal has the capabilities to support new electric vehicle product development process. Our team consists of well-known automotive veterans that have been involved in electric vehicle design for over 20 years. Optimal has experience in benchmarking electric vehicles as well as design and engineering of critical electric vehicle components such as vehicle control units, battery packs, battery management systems, EV drive systems.
Intelligent Vehicle Controls, Assisted and Autonomous Driving
- System requirements analysis and architectural design
- VCU and signal interface
- Vehicle controls integration
- By-wire vehicle control
- Brake by wire
- Acceleration by wire
- Steering by wire
- Environmental perception
- AI and data fusion
- System analysis, design, verification and validation
- MIL, SIL, HIL, VIL, DIL
- Limited high-way autonomous driving systems
- Driver assistance (ADAS)
- Blind-spot warning
- Collision warning
- Automated parking assistance
- Prototype vehicle build
Optimal has experience developing:
- Testbed mule electric vehicles equipped with prototype components
- Evaluation of vehicle controls with EV powertrain
- Design and build prototype electric vehicle for evaluation
Award Winning Quality Service & Value
Through the application of the latest technology coupled with a highly experienced, trained and efficient staff, Optimal is the Engineering Services provider of choice for many companies. Optimal is the recipient of the Ford Motor Company Technical Silver Partner Award for their CAE Services.
Optimal maintains its ISO-9001:2008, ISO-14001:2004, is a certified Minority Supplier, and is a member of the Michigan Minority Business Development Council (MMBDC). Optimal was the recipient of the Ford Motor Company Technical Silver Partner Award for their CAE Services.