The system enables Leoni to connect the growing number of sensors and applications in the car in "a fail-safe manner," while setting up standardized and more productive production processes.
"We will synchronize product and process development in our IIC," Leoni COO Ingo Spengler said.
Developing "zonal wiring system architectures" will involve more efficient production processes compared with conventional wiring systems, helped by automated production processes and collaborative robots, or co-bots.
"This testing facility permits fully automated production of smaller scale cable harnesses," Spengler said, noting that the new unit will enable "sustained savings" through standardized production processes and shortened ramp-up times.
Spanning nearly 32,300 square feet, the ICC will connect research, development and production teams from all Leoni facilities worldwide.
The center also will make it possible to involve suppliers, customers and universities in projects.