Otis Launches Embedded Systems CoE in Detroit
On the heels of announcing its newest elevator platforms, Otis said in July it is opening a new Embedded Systems Center of Excellence (CoE) in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills, Michigan. Currently composed of approximately 12 Otis colleagues, the CoE will be “a global hub for innovation in model-based design, advanced control software, automated testing and electronic safety systems at Otis.” The new facility will help the OEM transform its offerings by adding electronics and other software-rich digital and connected technologies to its line of elevators and escalators, such as its new elevator platforms, Gen3™ and Gen360™. Much of this technology has been used to develop safety-critical systems including touchless user interfaces, drive-by-wire and ABS braking. The Detroit CoE is part of Otis’ global engineering organization and will work on projects on a worldwide scale in collaboration with other engineering centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia.