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Automotive Research & Development (R&D)

Leading solutions within all vehicle development areas

AFRY's automotive R&D offering is where innovation meets efficiency in the fast-paced world of automotive engineering and design. With a focus on sustainability, innovation, and future mobility, we offer a comprehensive suite of services to help you navigate the challenges of the automotive industry.

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Challenges in the automotive industry  

In an era marked by electric vehicles, alternative powertrains, and the pursuit of sustainable solutions, the automotive sector is facing a "perfect storm of uncertainties." The challenges affect these areas:

  • Government, Regulators, Planning and Economic Development Agencies
  • Automotive Supply Chain and OEM’s  
  • Technology and Communications industries  
  • Transport Operators  
  • Construction, Infrastructure and Design  
  • Aerospace and Aviation  
  • Fleet Operators  
  • Energy and Electricity Industries  
  • Road and Highway Operators and Agencies
Automotive R&D

AFRY provides clarity and guidance, helping OEMs prioritise and monitor technology and regulation developments. Our expertise in EV, BEV, PHEV, eFuels, hydrogen, and more, caters to a diverse range of OEMs, from brand-driven vehicle integrators to tech-driven giants, ensuring tailored solutions for every need.

AFRY’s expertise in automotive R&D

AFRY is your end-to-end partner throughout the development and production cycles. Our support spans the entire project life cycle – from idea, design, development, testing, manufacturing, and product release. Additionally, we specialise in addressing challenges related to existing products.  

Our global reach extends to clients worldwide, providing on-site assistance and complete turnkey solutions. With automotive offices strategically located in Sweden, Brazil, the UK, Italy, Poland, China, and India, we ensure seamless collaboration and expert problem-solving.  

Adding value to clients

With a global client base of over 40 automotive OEMs, we tailor bespoke solutions to meet specific needs. AFRY's unique position in the emerging future mobility ecosystem allows us to provide valuable advice and understanding. Our focus remains on client needs, emphasising our expertise and unique selling points to ensure relevance in every interaction.

Automotive R&D

Comprehensive project support and business innovation

We support projects from ideation to manufacturing, offering complete solutions and onsite support globally. Our services encompass technical advisory, engineering, product design, system development, and more. We drive projects with precision, ensuring quality improvements and cost reductions throughout.

As part of our commitment to staying ahead of the curve, we actively leverage emerging business opportunities and models. This includes pioneering initiatives such as Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), Mobility as a Service (MaaS), and car sharing. By embracing these forward-thinking approaches, we empower our clients to capitalise on the latest trends and contribute to the evolution of the automotive landscape.

AFRY’s engineering and design services in automotive R&D

Our distinctive advantage lies in our ability to oversee the entire development cycle and guide you through every step. We take charge of all the development processes and manage all work streams. Our commitment extends from the initial pre-study phases all the way through the handover for the production cycle.

Key competences:

  • Technical Advisory
  • Engineering Services
  • Product Design Services  
  • System/Product Development Services in Vehicle Development
  • Function Development
  • Physical Builds, Concept Mules, Prototype/Rig Builds, Pre-Serial Builds
  • Implementation Services and Certifications
  • Operating Services
  • Contracting Services
  • Management Consulting Services
  • Sustainability (Strategies/Guidelines)
  • Component and System Development
  • System and Complete Vehicle Integration
  • Virtual and Physical Verification
  • Market Adaptations
  • Facelifts and Special Vehicles
  • Troubleshooting, Task Force, and Second Opinion
  • Quality Improvements and Cost Reduction

Industries we serve

Our automotive skills extend beyond traditional boundaries, making them applicable to all industries developing and manufacturing products and services. From government agencies to manufacturing industries, AFRY's expertise adds value across the spectrum.

Elisabeth Öhrn - COO Automotive Design & Engineering
Elisabeth Öhrn
COO Automotive Design & Engineering

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