Nl Opens Michigan Engineering Innovation Center in Novi

NI, formally National Instruments, today announced the opening of its new Engineering Innovation Center in Novi.
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NI is opening a new Engineering Innovation Center in Novi. // Photo courtesy of NI

NI, formally National Instruments, today announced the opening of its new Engineering Innovation Center in Novi.

The state-of-the-art test center is designed to enable automotive manufacturers and suppliers to collaborate with NI’s experts on their EV components, such as battery cells and packs.

Other initiatives include testing of Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) sub-systems that are designed to improve the quality and safety of the technology in today’s vehicles.

One of the goals of the new innovation center is to help NI engineers and its customers improve the performance of their EV and AV products throughout the entire production cycle, ensuring the quality and reliability automotive customers’ demand.

“Efficient time to market and test operations are critical to ensuring the acceleration of EV and ADAS programs as they become increasingly complex to test,” says Drita Roggenbuck, senior vice president and general manager of transportation at NI. “This Innovation Center will allow our customers to use the latest solutions from NI to test the rising software and technology going into vehicles to ensure that it is functioning properly at every step of the process, which is key to propelling the automotive industry forward.”

New approaches for EV powertrain and ADAS testing are more important than ever as these technologies transform the automotive industry. While the standards for this technology continue to evolve, NI’s Engineering Innovation Center is geared toward enabling its customers to collaborate, innovate, and build systems with NI experts that will ensure that products are being tested to the newest and highest degree.

NI’s Engineering Innovation Center expands its footprint of dedicated in-person collaboration centers. NI officials state metro Detroit area has long been the North American epicenter for the automotive industry, and with existing innovation centers in global automotive hubs such as Austin, Munich, Shanghai and Tokyo, Novi was the natural next step for NI.