Through our membership in various associations, industries and committees, we are always up to date with the latest technology and are already involved in the development of new standards.

Automotive Engineering Tool Alliance (AETA)

The four companies RA Consulting GmbH, Intrepid Control Systems Inc, CarMedialab GmbH and emotive GmbH & Co. KG together form the Automotive Engineering Tool Alliance, or AETA RICE for short. Their goal is to form a globally represented alliance offering state-of-the-art tools for the development of automotive electronics according to the most stringent standards for measurement, diagnostics and calibration standards of ISO, ASAM and SAE.

AETA RICE employs over 250 engineers serving more than 500 regular customers worldwide. From headquarters in Bruchsal, Detroit and Stuttgart and branch offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Pune, AETA RICE provides services in the USA, Europe and Asia. In addition, there are numerous qualified resellers who support our customers worldwide.


Association for Standardisation of Automation (ASAM)

The Association for Standardisation of Automation and Measuring Systems brings together experts from OEMs, Tier 1s, tool suppliers, engineering service providers and research institutes to jointly standardise development and test systems for the automotive industry. Its members are predominantly globally active vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and engineering service providers to the automotive industry.

Förderverein Forschungszentrum Informatik Karlsruhe

Industry-related research institutions such as the FZI maintain particularly intensive contacts with the companies in the cooperating sectors as part of their industrial projects. In order to improve the FZI’s integration into the industries beyond the scope of these project-related contacts and into the general economic scene regionally, the Förderverein FZI e. V. was established in 1984 by 26 founding members. Today, the association has about 80 members.

The Sponsors’ Association is a network of companies and other organisations with legal capacity that want to use modern information technologies. To this end, they maintain contact with each other and with the FZI and support the work of the research institution.

Cluster Elektromobilität Süd-West

Elektromobilität Süd-West (e-Mobil BW)

As the innovation agency of the state of Baden-Württemberg, e-mobil BW is the central point of contact for all matters relating to new mobility solutions and automotive. Open to new technologies, e-mobil BW promotes the industrialisation, market launch and application of sustainable, climate-friendly and locally emission-free mobility solutions. This strengthens Baden-Württemberg as a business and science location.


ETI is one of the most respected trade associations in the automotive aftermarket, representing all segments of the equipment and tools industry fairly and equitably. The Institute is an association of automotive equipment manufacturers, technical information providers and training organisations.

ETI’s mission is to advance the vehicle services industry by providing technical data and open dialogue between transportation product manufacturers, government regulators and providers of tools, equipment and service information.

Automotive Engineering Network

The Automotive Engineering Network is an initiator, facilitator and accelerator of innovations. As a neutral institution, they bundle relevant expert knowledge, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as start-ups, so that they can successfully implement their innovations.

By combining the most diverse knowledge from business, science, administration and politics, AEN manages and drives innovation projects forward. Its innovation events, workshops, partner events, trade fair participations and public relations work additionally strengthen the transfer of know-how.

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