Our Areas of Expertise
Vocis can offer complete design, development & integration of driveline control systems for any automated transmission system or active torque distribution axle system.
We have considerable experience in wet and dry Dual Clutch Transmissions (DCT), Automated Manual Transmissions (AMT), planetary auto’s and other innovative transmission layouts and concepts. More than 30 vehicles for seven customers or OEMs are running with a complete Vocis control system including Transmission Control Units (TCU) and software. Vocis is increasingly involved in electric and hybrid vehicle activities and has completed several projects in this field.
Vocis is continually investing in Research and Development (R&D) to ensure it remains at the forefront of transmission controls.
Vocis is frequently involved in the design, development & integration of gear, clutch, park brake and differential clutch actuation systems, both electrical and hydraulic.
We have considerable experience in achieving a sound mechanical system integration to ensure the maximum system functional performance and fewest system compromises.
We offer in-house expertise and additionally work with external specialists and tier 1 suppliers to define and engineer an appropriate solution for customer applications.
We offer initial concept engineering for transmission system layout and simulation modelling.
Concept engineering covers the range from transmission layout and actuation system integration, transmission controller specification definition for third party manufacture, external world wiring interface definition, complete control system simulation and efficiency modelling.
Vocis also has increasing links with various Universities and is collaborating with Surrey University on state of the art simulation and test rig correlation of Electric Vehicle (EV) driveline systems. Vocis can carry out complete programme management of transmission programmes for customers if required and has considerable experience in this area for both software and hardware based programmes.
In addition to all the facilities at our disposal at MIRA, we also have a dedicated transmission spin test rig, prototype transmission build facility and a dedicated cold test chamber. Customer and internal R&D programme vehicles are kept securely at this facility and securely tested on the various tracks at MIRA.
Since the majority of functions in modern vehicles are influenced by electronics and software, the correct implementation of functional safety is paramount to produce products that are safe systems.
With the adoption of ISO 26262, the international standard for functional safety in electrical, electronic and software systems for production vehicles, the automotive supplier community is struggling to resource projects with the high level of independence and experience imposed by the standard.
Additionally many of the current systems being introduced into vehicles contain technologies that have a high potential to harm, these include high voltage, active safety systems and automation.
Vocis is an independent provider of functional safety expertise and has many years of experience within its team, with a particular emphasis on powertrain, transmission control, hybrid and electric vehicles. Vocis can support with all aspects of the safety lifecycle, including the concept phase and product development for software and electronic hardware.
The experience available covers ISO 26262, IEC 61508, and MISRA.
Vocis expertise is not limited to the automotive domain with recent projects including off-highway vehicles.