AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS
ENGINEERING
RESPONDING TO CUSTOMERS NEEDS

TECHNICAL ADVICE & EXPERTISE
ON AUTOMOTIVE PROJECTS

ROAD AND RACE APPLICATIONS

As automotive applications engineers, we provide technical advice and expertise on automotive projects and products to our customers, to develop and adapt automotive projects in response to our customer needs.

The team’s primary roles are the customer interface, requirements capture, definition, system development, test, and subsequent calibration. 

This level of integration within the customer environment ensures that our powertrain engineering projects deliver smooth, efficient, and safe vehicles.

With the ever-increasing levels of complexity in today’s motorsport vehicles and onboard and remote powertrain control systems, Zytek’s skilled and experienced systems & applications engineering group plays an essential role in any successful product engineering and application project.

Motorsport Powertrain Architectures

With a background in all major motorsport powertrain architectures (pure ICE, hybrid, pure electric), with up-to-date knowledge of all FIA homologation requirements and standards, the Zytek team is well placed to work across the entire powertrain spectrum.

Primary Role

The team’s primary roles are the customer interface, requirements capture, definition, system development, test and subsequent calibration. The role requires extensive customer liaison, usually at the customer’s facility and at test tracks throughout Europe and potentially worldwide. This level of integration within the customer environment ensures that our powertrain engineering projects deliver the highest quality, right-first-time projects, giving our customers the chance to perform at their best and winning races.

 

Single-Make Spec Series

Whilst usually engaged in the development of systems for competitive race series, the Zytek team can also perform engineering on single-make, spec series, where the same equipment is offered to all competitors. The series require that the systems not only offer best-in-class performance but also offer both high levels of consistency and value for money.

Over the years the application team has expanded significantly, in parallel to the expanding demands from both customers and series organisers. 

Whilst the team has been able to offer ISO26262 functional safety compliant development services for a number of years, more recently, a dedicated cybersecurity department has been created to ensure that any products be immune from any external threats or ensure data security when considering live telemetry feeds.

RELATED DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES

Design


Highly experienced automotive design engineers, delivering electronic, mechanical, concept, prototype and electric motor design solutions.

testing


In-house/track testing facilities and our dedicated team creates the environment to develop highest quality solutions in the quickest time.

MANUFACTURING


Comprehensive manufacturing capabilities, via a range of in-house welding centres and CNC machines, in combination with a close network of specialist manufacturing partners for items such as mechanical assemblies.

INNOVATION


At the forefront of electric and hybrid vehicle innovation and development for both motorsport and road vehicles since the 1990s with numerous industry firsts.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Application engineering starts from the first enquiry from a customer, turning this into a set of requirements for the engineering development teams (hardware, software, electric machine) to develop a product or feature. All systems-level simulation is performed by this team, to ensure that when combined, products operate as an optimum power system. All testing, once passed off by the product teams, takes place in the applications department, to a point where a product can be signed off against the original project objectives.

A range of facilities are provided in house at Zytek, from sub-component tests through to full size dynamometers.

Yes, this is always preferred to ensure performance is as expected by customers and to undertake any calibration necessary to be completed in-car.

This role requires extensive customer liaison, usually at the OEM facility and test locations throughout the world.

Our dedicated ISO26262 functional safety department has been created to document the process and systems required to comply with the latest automotive standards. Over the years the team has expanded significantly, in parallel to the expanding legislation framework.

Our applications clients have included Smart, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, for more see Our History.

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