Global Automotive OEM in 2019
Identified project risks while allocating minimal time and effort by performing Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment relying on an innovative approach designed to reduce the length of analysis while increasing result accuracy.
Passenger Car & Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer in 2014
Significantly contributed to the implementation of a bespoke Engine Management System (EMS) Software platform. It incorporated an application-specific configuration process enabling the development of various EMS Software solutions for many different vehicle models that were derived from this common platform. This significantly reduced the resources and time required while enhancing the quality of the delivered EMS software.
Chrysler, TATA (TATA Infotech, now TCS) in 2002
Achieved the timely delivery of a Distributed Body Control Module prototype software for multiple ECU’s in the Grand Cherokee in a record time of 7 months. The timely demonstration resulted in a new electrical architecture widely used in vehicles including trucks to-date.
Defence Sector (India 1995)
Exceeded customer expectations on system performance, costs and schedule for the Mission Computer upgrade of a reconnaissance helicopter. Completed the project in a “proof of concept” prototype within 20% of the allocated budget and 50% ahead of schedule using an innovative system architecture and COTS components. The design is now manufactured in volume production and fitted on-board reconnaissance helicopters.
Automotive and Aerospace applications
Significantly contributed to the Functional Safety and Systems Engineering of several safety-critical systems in series productions of Automotive and Aerospace applications, such as the Climate Control System for I-PACE, DC-DC converter and Inverter for the P720-Spider, Integrated Starter Generator for a Bus, 26 End-User Functions (Items) related to cabin electronics in a Truck OEM, Multi-function Gas Analyzers, Engine Management Systems for diesel passenger and commercial vehicles, including Light Duty Pick-up trucks, seat ejection systems for fighter aircraft, Line Replaceable Units in passenger aircraft, Chassis Control Systems, Vehicle Level Features (Items) for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles, Electrical, Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles, etc.
One of the largest Truck OEM worldwide
Hand-holding the engineering team with practical application of the ISO 26262 functional safety standard in real-world installation (series production) projects for new trucks worldwide including electromobility and autonomous vehicles. The Projects were at at various development stage varying from Concept – Technology Demonstrators (Technology Readiness Level 6) to few months before SOP (Start of Production). Unambiguous, clearly defined RASIC’s with fair share of responsibility were established internally and with supplier-partners that enabled productive and seamless collaboration with all stakeholders in the deliberate absence of clearly defined organisation structures.
iPace by Jaguar Land Rover
Managing suppliers of a complex Climate Control System to enable timely M1 vehicle prototype build in their first-ever electric vehicle using Heat Pump Technology for the first time.
Solved the thorniest problems!
Rarely occurring engine non-start problem for passenger vehicle solved! The engine of a passenger car would not start. This problem occurred in less than 100 vehicles from over 7 million of the total cars manufactured. As the problem was extremely difficult to replicate (and hence, solve), the 8D Problem Solving Process was effectively applied to deliver a quick Interim Corrective Action (ICA, temporary work-around) in the field to avoid this problem being faced by the customers. Subsequently, the root cause of the problem was identified and Permanent Corrective Action (PCA, permanent solution) delivered by correcting the affected software after validating the “fix”. Lastly, recurrence of the same or similar problem was prevented by improving the process which now prevents leakage of a similar defect in the future.