Driven by a desire to make things work... properly
With a combined team experience of over half a century in engineering, predominantly within the high-end automotive and aerospace sectors, we know what it takes to make things work... properly.
Thousands of hours spent specifying, designing, testing, debugging and commissioning systems for the world's most demanding customers has taught us many lessons. So too has the challenge of making many complex systems seamlessly integrate and appear as one.
Complexity comes at many levels, most noticeably to the customer it begins with the user interface. A modern smartphone is a complex device, but with a simple user interface it can be effortless to use.
Behind a user interface in a modern vehicle is a multitude of systems working together to gather and share information, in order to make decisions that provide the user experience. The vast majority of which, such as self-diagnostics, will go unnoticed to the user. Without the self-diagnostics, however, the sheer complexity would be unmanageable.
Most importantly, however, it doesn't have to be a bad thing if it's managed correctly!
Old vs New
Modern vehicles can offer a vast array of features because they can utilise the information that they gather in many different ways. Take for instance the vehicle speed, this is not just used to display information on the dash, it can also be used to lock your doors as you drive away or turn your parking sensors on and off (to name but a few!). The data is generally shared between "Electronic Control Units"on wired networks such as CANbus and FlexRay, these combine to (hopefully) make the vehicle a cohesive product in the eyes of the customer.
Older vehicles had far less intelligence and generally their systems only cared about a few functions local to themselves, so as you added more features the result was much more wiring and also a very disjointed product because they simply don't integrate. Inevitably there's also much greater potential for failure compared to today's technology because the vast majority of failures in a vehicle are actually in the wiring and not the electronics. Imagine if your old car told you what was wrong with it...
Consider the difference between the spread of information around the world, from 1920 to 2020. In 1920 it pretty much relied upon person to person contact, whereas now one person can spread their news to millions in seconds. This is how modern vehicle networks add value, they rapidly share ever changing information across their own version of the internet (although they only do it for the greater good....).
Capitalising on Progress
Quite simply, we integrate, we bring things together to make something greater than the sum of the parts. How? By taking proven technology such as CANbus and combining this with robust state-of-the-art interfaces it's possible to offer much greater feature content on relatively simple vehicles, such as the classic "Defender". EMB can replace the entire electrical system on a vehicle such as this and dramatically enhance the user experience because the interfaces are combined in modern displays and touchscreens.
EMB take the view that things should work... and last, therefore it's critical that the user experience is positive in the long term. With in-built self-diagnostics that can be as advanced as the user desires, it's possible to diagnose your own car, truck or boat without any specialist tools. For the keen DIY'er we can allow access to raw data that's being shared around the vehicle, simply through the touchscreen interface, so you know what's really going on should a fault arise.
Our aims: to rationalise your requirements, homogenise your experience, expand your features, simplify your controls and improve your reliability