HED, Inc. (Hydro Electronic Devices) announces a joint technology and sales agreement with TTControl, a joint-venture company of TTTech and HYDAC. The agreement will allow HED to enhance its existing vehicle control systems offering to now include safety rated controller products. In conjunction, TTControl will enhance its offering with access to HED’s product portfolio.
"We are very excited to partner with TTControl and implement our strategic vision of offering safety-rated products to our markets,” says Steve Magee, VP of Sales and Marketing at HED, Inc. “TTControl/Hydac has an excellent portfolio of hardware and software tools as well as sensors for creating functional safety control applications for mobile vehicles. We feel confident they will be a long-term partner in supporting our growth strategy.”
“Functional safety is becoming more and more important in the North American mobile market. We believe that our partnership with HED strengthens our ability to meet the needs of the growing demand in the marketplace,” says Christopher Kolbe, VP of Sales & Marketing at HYDAC USA Inc. “HYDAC/TTControl has a robust, innovate portfolio of hardware and software solutions and sensors, while HED can provide that local engineering expertise to make sure the application is done right for their customer base.”
Safety-certified electronic controllers, displays, keypads and sensors for heavy-duty vehicles remain a challenge for many companies as the ISO 26262 A level standard and accompanying B level standards such as IEC 61508 and ISO 13849 are applied by region or industry. Expectations of being functional safety compliant are starting to become considered for North American standards. For example, it is expected that the next revision of the ANSI A92 Aerial Work Platforms standard may include elements of Functional Safety.
For the OEM customer who sells vehicles internationally and are starting the safety journey, this partnership brings proven, high-quality solutions and experience to the table.