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ABOUT TRIVE.ME

We are experts in the digital transformation of the automobile.
Our vision is Driving 4.0 – the ingenious interconnection of driver, vehicle and environment. We are trive.me

WHY WE ARE DOING THIS

Our roots are in automobile development. We are engineers and developers. We know cars inside out. And we see that the world no longer revolves around cars alone, but around software. Today, anyone wanting to make useful products better thinks in terms of software – because it is no longer the technical functions that differentiate smartphones, computers, TVs, but rather their usability, networking, integration and software features. 4.0 is the magic word.

Software and its operation in the car does not continue to develop during use, in the way that other devices do. The reaction of the customers: software in the car is nothing more than an embellishment. With no real spirit. It will not be long before others make a better job of implementing software in the car with free apps. Look in the app store!

Because things do not move as quickly in the automotive world as in the online world, we have founded trive.me. Because we believe that, just like with smartphones, computers and television, it is no longer only performance that makes the difference between an excellent and an inferior car, but rather usability, networking and integration of software, information and data streams. And that sooner or later, software will change not only the car, but also driving that car. Our vision is Driving 4.0!  The “t” in trive.me is not a spelling mistake. It stands for the “transformation” of the mobility industry. And that’s our job. trive.me is a powerful brand that combines the expertise of experienced developers from the field of automobile development with the spirit and imagination of software engineers, designers, data jugglers and network gurus. We want to use software to make cars and driving cars better. Implement the vision of Driving 4.0. Not just for vehicle manufacturers, but for the people driving cars today and in the future.

TRIVE.ME SERVICES

What we can do for you. What you can achieve with us.
And in addition, what else we can put onto the road.

POWERHOUSE OF IDEAS

Development behind closed doors is a thing of the past. trive.me lives and breathes a new culture of innovation. We advocate opening up innovation processes and involving the customer at an early stage. To this end, we arrange ideas competitions and creativity workshops with universities and cross-industry partners. But by also integrating virtual communities and organizing hackathons, we ensure that our innovations remain at the cutting edge.

FAST PRODUCT
EVALUATION

We categorize product ideas according to individual business units. We use established methods such as Business Model Canvas, Lean Startup and Design Thinking, adapted to specific applications, to examine key activities, value streams, cost structures and customer benefits. By superimposing on this a structural analysis of the industry sector, we gain a realistic assessment of competitors, potential partners, unique selling points and the actual market opportunities. Hence we offer fast orientation within the industry sector and a strategic thrust in the market.

FUTURE PERSPECTIVE

The automotive industry is changing. For years we have played an integral part in research projects and international expert conferences and are familiar with the automotive trends of the future.
With roots in electric mobility and networked driving, trive.me has a research network from partners in Silicon Valley to projects with universities and the Fraunhofer Institute. trive.me has the expertise when it comes to developing the digital ecosystem and mobility services.

STARTUP
ACCELERATOR

As a nucleus for startups, we offer premises, financing options and a link to the automotive industry. We are the neutral platform on which startups and automobile manufacturers meet and the multifunctional component that brings them together. Startups benefit from our network within the industry. And the automotive industry benefits from the targeted integration of ideas. We are experts when it comes to combining standalone solutions from different vendors into a complete package suitable for automotive applications.

STRATEGY
DEVELOPMENT

All-in-one solutions and sharing economy (lease rather than buy) are in demand as never before. Due to the increasing separation of hardware and software, digital services and networking opportunities are becoming a mission-critical competitive factor. With the digital transformation, the business models within the automotive industry are also transformed. trive.me combines the classic automotive development process with agile development methods, such as SCRUM.

APP DEVELOPMENT

With experts in UX / UI design and crowdsourced testing, we are able to customize the application interfaces in an attractive and self-explanatory manner. Whether iOS, Android, Windows Phone or cross-platform, in the field of app development our developers draw on sound expertise. We work in accordance with the methods of agile software development (SCRUM) and continuous integration (Jenkins). The main programming languages are HTML5 / CSS, Java, Swift 2, Objective C, and Java Script. Tools:
Android Studio, Jenkins, Xcode 7, Frameworks (Robolectric, PhoneGap)

DATA SECURITY

Information security and data protection are not the classical core competence of the automotive industry. With the growth of networking in the vehicle, data security and ownership issues are increasingly to the fore. The advanced wireless Car2X functions mean that security against attacks from outside the vehicle can be of vital importance. Encryption and various protection mechanisms against hacker attacks are therefore an essential component of all software developments from trive.me.
For this purpose, we combine concepts from the automobile industry such as ISO 26262 (Functional Safety - Road Vehicles) with fundamental concepts from the field of IT security.

MOBILE SERVICES

The technological complexity of the market is reflected in the diversity of our developers and designers. Based on Car2X Communication, we integrate data from vehicle, wearables and smart devices into the overall system. Integration into the digital ecosystem enables seamless transition of the service provision and flexible control by the user (e.g. payment processes or subsequent pedestrian navigation) as well as advanced eCall functions through the transmission of temperature, blood sugar or heart rate.

VEHICLE INTEGRATION

Together with 1,500 engineers in the E/E development division at EDAG, we have been part of automotive software development for decades. We know what it takes to introduce new features into the vehicle while taking account of the needs of development cycles and existing system architecture and bus system concepts, such as CAN, and their protocols (UDS, BAP).
We realize the integration of apps into the car via the vehicle manufacturers' own systems or standard solutions based on Android Auto, Car Play or Mirror Link. This, for example, gives us optimum social media connectivity.

BACKEND INTEGRATION
& DEVELOPMENT

Many applications require a cloud connection in order to offer cross-user services. Here we rely on our own backend server based on a PostgreSQL database. The external connection for use on smartphones or websites can be realized with REST web services via HTTPS-protocol and Tomcat web server. Frameworks such as (for example) Spring support implementation and abstraction in Java.
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GAMIFICATION &
SOCIAL MEDIA

The integration of applications in social networks opens up exchange opportunities for the user and today is often regarded as critical to success. Under the heading of gamification, we use playful incentives to effectively influence mobility behavior.

MOBILE PAYMENT

We use the latest technologies for mobile, contactless payment via smartphone or wearables, e.g. at the entrance to a parking garage.
With Android, Apple and Samsung Pay based on NFC, we facilitate safe and convenient means of payment by smartphone or smartwatch.
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EASY
PERSONALIZATION

By integrating various applications, personalized vehicle settings can be combined and assigned independently of the model. This allows simple and easy personalization for the user. Functions on demand, over the air updates and account-related vehicle performance are also possible when user data is stored in central databases.
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INDOOR POSITIONING
& NAVIGATION

With our expertise in indoor positioning, for example, we achieve highly precise 3D navigation without GPS. This is possible through combined evaluation of vehicle and smartphone sensors and the use of cutting edge technologies such as iBeacons (Bluetooth Low Energy) and proprietary algorithms (e.g. trilateration of signals and complex filters)
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STANDARDIZATION
CONSULTING

We have extensive experience in standardization processes in the automotive industry and know which standards shape the products of tomorrow.

STANDARDIZATION
NETWORK

We have a network to the most important decision makers in the standardization working groups and committees. These include, for example, the working groups for inductive charging of electric vehicles, residual current devices for e-mobility and the DIN office for electric mobility.

STANDARDIZATION
PARTNERS

Through active participation in standards bodies, we set the guiding principles for future applications and shape the technologies of tomorrow. For example, we are represented in the DKE and on the Standards Committee for the communication interface from the vehicle to the power network.

STANDARDIZATION

We activly accompany the standardization process of new products. Standardization is a key to success for products.

KNOW-HOW

We have the know-how, the it-infrastructure and the programmer specialists to develop your ideas and application or software, put it into vehicles and connect it securily to the digital world.

SOLUTIONS

We connect the know-how of different branches and bring ideas onto the street. Our competencies and developed solutions are proof of our skills and implementation expertise.

INNOVATION
MANAGEMENT

We are think tanks for networked vehicles and advisors for digital transformation. We are the multi-functional adaptor in the start-up network and automobile manufacturers and know how to choose, evaluate and mature product ideas.

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
We are think tanks for networked vehicles and advisors for digital transformation. We are the multi-functional adaptor in the start-up network and automobile manufacturers and know how to choose, evaluate and mature product ideas.

Development behind closed doors is a thing of the past. trive.me lives and breathes a new culture of innovation. We advocate opening up innovation processes and involving the customer at an early stage. To this end, we arrange ideas competitions and creativity workshops with universities and cross-industry partners. But by also integrating virtual communities and organizing hackathons, we ensure that our innovations remain at the cutting edge.

The automotive industry is changing. For years we have played an integral part in research projects and international expert conferences and are familiar with the automotive trends of the future.
With roots in electric mobility and networked driving, trive.me has a research network from partners in Silicon Valley to projects with universities and the Fraunhofer Institute. trive.me has the expertise when it comes to developing the digital ecosystem and mobility services

As a nucleus for startups, we offer premises, financing options and a link to the automotive industry. We are the neutral platform on which startups and automobile manufacturers meet and the multifunctional component that brings them together. Startups benefit from our network within the industry. And the automotive industry benefits from the targeted integration of ideas. We are experts when it comes to combining standalone solutions from different vendors into a complete package suitable for automotive applications.
We categorize product ideas according to individual business units. We use established methods such as Business Model Canvas, Lean Startup and Design Thinking, adapted to specific applications, to examine key activities, value streams, cost structures and customer benefits. By superimposing on this a structural analysis of the industry sector, we gain a realistic assessment of competitors, potential partners, unique selling points and the actual market opportunities. Hence we offer fast orientation within the industry sector and a strategic thrust in the market.

All-in-One Lösungen und Sharing Economy (Leihen statt kaufen) sind nachgefragt wie noch nie. Durch die zunehmende Trennung von Hard und Software werden digitale Services und Vernetzungsmöglichkeiten zum erfolgskritischen Wettbewerbsfaktor.
Mit der digitalen Transformation wandeln sich auch die Geschäftsmodelle innerhalb der Automobilindustrie. trive.me bringt den klassischen automotive Entwicklungsprozess mit agilen Entwicklungsmethoden wie z.b SCRUM zusammen.


KNOW-HOW
We have the know-how, the it-infrastructure and the programmer specialists to develop your ideas and application or software, put it into vehicles and connect it securly to the digital world.

With experts in UX / UI design and crowdsourced testing, we are able to customize the application interfaces in an attractive and self-explanatory manner. Whether iOS, Android, Windows Phone or cross-platform, in the field of app development our developers draw on sound expertise. We work in accordance with the methods of agile software development (SCRUM) and continuous integration (Jenkins). The main programming languages are HTML5 / CSS, Java, Swift 2, Objective C, and Java Script. Tools:
Android Studio, Jenkins, Xcode 7, Frameworks (Robolectric, PhoneGap)

The technological complexity of the market is reflected in the diversity of our developers and designers. Based on Car2X Communication, we integrate data from vehicle, wearables and smart devices into the overall system. Integration into the digital ecosystem enables seamless transition of the service provision and flexible control by the user (e.g. payment processes or subsequent pedestrian navigation) as well as advanced eCall functions through the transmission of temperature, blood sugar or heart rate.

Information security and data protection
are not the classical core competence of the automotive industry. With the growth of networking in the vehicle, data security and ownership issues are increasingly to the fore. The advanced wireless Car2X functions mean that security against attacks from outside the vehicle can be of vital importance. Encryption and various protection mechanisms against hacker attacks are therefore an essential component of all software developments from trive.me.
For this purpose, we combine concepts from the automobile industry such as ISO 26262 (Functional Safety – Road Vehicles) with fundamental concepts from the field of IT security.

Together with 1,500 engineers in the E/E development division at EDAG, we have been part of automotive software development for decades. We know what it takes to introduce new features into the vehicle while taking account of the needs of development cycles and existing system architecture and bus system concepts, such as CAN, and their protocols (UDS, BAP).
We realize the integration of apps into the car via the vehicle manufacturers’ own systems or standard solutions based on Android Auto, Car Play or Mirror Link. This, for example, gives us optimum social media connectivity.


SOLUTIONS
We connect the know-how of different branches and bring ideas onto the street. Our competencies and developed solutions are proof of our skills and implementation expertise.

Many applications require a cloud connection in order to offer cross-user services. Here we rely on our own backend server based on a PostgreSQL database. The external connection for use on smartphones or websites can be realized with REST web services via HTTPS-protocol and Tomcat web server. Frameworks such as (for example) Spring support implementation and abstraction in Java.
→ trive.park
→ trive.account

We are specialists in dealing with the different interfaces of smartphone sensors (WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, acceleration and inclination sensors, etc.) coupled with automobile bus systems, such as CAN or OBD. The focus here is on the use of interfaces down to the lower layers, to measure signal strength for example. We also offer fast, intelligent solutions to integrate your application into the vehicle (via Apple CarPlay, Android Car, Mirror Link or proprietary platforms).

With our expertise in indoor positioning, for example, we achieve highly precise 3D navigation without GPS. This is possible through combined evaluation of vehicle and smartphone sensors and the use of cutting edge technologies such as iBeacons (Bluetooth Low Energy) and proprietary algorithms (e.g. trilateration of signals and complex filters)
→ trive.park

By integrating various applications, personalized vehicle settings can be combined and assigned independently of the model. This allows simple and easy personalization for the user. Functions on demand, over the air updates and account-related vehicle performance are also possible when user data is stored in central databases.
→ trive.account

We use the latest technologies for mobile, contactless payment via smartphone or wearables, e.g. at the entrance to a parking garage.
With Android, Apple and Samsung Pay based on NFC, we facilitate safe and convenient means of payment by smartphone or smartwatch.
→ trive.park

The integration of applications in social networks opens up exchange opportunities for the user and today is often regarded as critical to success. Under the heading of gamification, we use playful incentives to effectively influence mobility behavior.


STANDARDIZATION
We activly accompany the standardization process of new products. Standardization is a key to success for products.

Through active participation in standards bodies, we set the guiding principles for future applications and shape the technologies of tomorrow. For example, we are represented in the DKE and on the Standards Committee for the communication interface from the vehicle to the power network.
We have extensive experience in standardization processes in the automotive industry and know which standards shape the products of tomorrow.
We have a network to the most important decision makers in the standardization working groups and committees. These include, for example, the working groups for inductive charging of electric vehicles, residual current devices for e-mobility and the DIN office for electric mobility.

OUR IDEAS

Mobile ideas which help to improve driving.
Not just for the vehicle. For the driver.

TRIVERS

Anyone wanting to make changes to driving needs expertise and passion.
Not just for driving. Also for change.

HEIKO HERCHET
HEIKO HERCHETChief Executive Electrifier
The 37-year-old is an expert in car IT and everything to do with the intelligent networking of the driver, vehicle and driving, and stands for the change needed in this country. His experience as an expert in innovative automobile development for all manufacturers makes him a perfect driver of digital transformation in the automotive industry. He knows what is important in engineering, what impact features can have in the mobile world, and where the cars of today lack that vital spark.
MICHAEL POLLNER
MICHAEL POLLNERZeitgeist Evangelist
Someone who communicates with the market to find out what people really need, builds up a brand, develops it and derives ideas for the ingenious networking of people and software – that is our definition of an evangelist. This is what Michael Pollner does for trive.me. The 32-year-old is at home in the worlds of marketing, IT and the media. And knows how to strike just the right note for a start-up today. So that instead of simply copying the usual models, what emerges is a completely distinct standard combined with a healthy portion of idealism.
ALEXANDER SÜSSEMILCH
ALEXANDER SÜSSEMILCHSolutions Triver
Every transformation needs people that are truly passionate about their work. That are interested and have enough courage not only to follow the mega trend of the automotive industry but to find new ways. Alexander Süssemilch is such a person. His thematic focus is in the field of electrics/electronics. His passion is network driving 4.0. For this reason his part is to generate creative new ideas and implement these into value added products.

JOBS THAT TRIVE YOU

We are always on the look-out for new creative minds, associates, eccentrics, visionaries and hackers.
Apply now and help us change car travel. For ever.

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