Sensor Technologies

Development, Testing, Consulting: Innovative Solution Concepts and Services for Sensor Technologies

Autonomous driving functions are becoming more and more relevant every day. Even now, semi-automated functions are significantly improving road safety. These functions are implemented on the basis of lidar, radar, and camera systems. And as these systems become more widely used, the requirements placed on their technologies are also increasing.   

In Bertrandt, system suppliers and OEMs will find a cooperation partner who supports them both operationally and by providing expert consulting services in the development, testing, and validation of lidar, camera, and radar sensors and the functions that are based on them. Our customers benefit from the specific sensor expertise of our team of specialists, as well as our highly efficient, Germany-wide testing infrastructure and the high flexibility of our services.

Operative engineering services: engineering and development-supporting services

Whether your work involves a new or further development, the validation of sensor quality, or the optimization of performance, we can support you throughout the entire development cycle – right through to integration and commissioning. From our many years of cooperation with OEMs, we know their requirements very well and we apply this knowledge to the development process in a targeted manner. 

Our specialists take on responsibility for programming functions and sub-functions, as well as building technology demonstrators and prototypes, carrying out development-supporting sensor tests and validation, and analyzing the results. We provide individually tailor-made service packages to ensure that you have optimum support.

Testing services: tests and validation for autonomous mobility (aMotion)

Our vehicle-based testing and validation of lidar, camera, and radar sensors as well as function tests are performed using state-of-the-art testing technology and comply with all standards on an international level (e.g. ISO 26262, ISO 21448 – SOTIF). We offer maximum flexibility and mobility throughout Europe with our x-track mobile laboratory for the validation of active safety functions in the complete vehicle, both on test tracks and on the road.

We make every effort to move an increasing number of function tests and validation processes in the field into the climate chamber or the laboratory and to simulate them there by using synthetic data or, in a real environment, by using driven scenes, for example with a target simulator in combination with a test rig. In this way, testing becomes much more cost-effective for our customers, as less time and effort are required compared to a real, international validation process. At the same time, the tests are highly reproducible with regard to ADAS functions and environmental conditions. Comparisons between the performance of different product versions can be simulated quickly and at any time. Tools that have been developed in-house are also used for testing and validation.

Strategic consulting on performance issues and market launch

Our understanding of products and systems and our comprehensive expertise in validation form the basis for our strategic consulting services for system suppliers and vehicle manufacturers. In this way, we can measure and strategically examine the performance of sensors in combination with products from different manufacturers (sensor, control unit, vehicle) using processes that we have developed in-house. As a result, system suppliers and OEMs receive well-founded statements about new possibilities for optimization or the best product combination.
For the market launch, we support international system suppliers by providing knowledge-based and requirement-based services with regard to requirements analysis, innovation management, project management, and OEM-specific know-how.


A close eye on the automotive trends

It goes without saying that, as a development partner, we deal with the key technologies of today and tomorrow at an early stage and are closely involved in the market with our prototype developments and innovation platforms. This also applies to all issues concerning autonomous driving up to Level 5, for which the government has not yet given any specifications. We deal with specific questions relating to cybersecurity, two-factor authentication, virtual keys, etc. Our aim is to develop solutions for the verification and validation of these functions and measures as early as possible.


  • Image processing
  • ECU testing
  • Artificial intelligence (machine learning, trained neural networks)
  • Driver monitoring
  • 2D / 3D object recognition
  • Sensor validation
  • Cloud computing
  • ISO 26262
  • ISO 21448 – SOTIF
  • FMVSS111
  • UN-R 158
  • MLIT 619

Your Contact

Christian Ruland

Vice President Operations – Autonomous Systems