Systems Engineering

Developing car ideas to real vehicles with CES Systems Engineering

Systems engineering is a transdisciplinary approach to the development and integration of highly complex systems.


At CES we call it:

Turning ideas into realizable products for our customers.


As a concept and development partner, CES Systems Engineering not only offers pure engineering services, but also training and advice right from the initial phase of vehicle development. Our focus is on the holistic vehicle system level instead of being limited to individual components or subsystems. We always define the individual result of a CES systems engineering project, e.g. for a highly developed vehicle, as a combination of components and systems that work together in harmony. This not only enables numerous functions, but also creates synergies to equip the user with additional useful and desired properties.

Our Customers

Vehicle Manufacturer

Service Provider

Component Supplier

Continental Group

Our Portfolio


Product Development Process

  • Automotive SPICE®
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
  • Norm IATF 16949

Agile Development

  • SAFE


Functional Safety

  • Functional Safety Awareness Training
  • Functional Safety Basic Training
  • Functional Safety Advanced Training (customize)



  • Stakeholder needs, use cases and system context definitions (Operational Concept)
  • Functional, logical and technical E/E-Architecture models
  • Trade studies preparation
  • System elements (Components) requirements definition

Functional Safety Management

  • Safety management & process 
  • Hazard analysis
  • Safety concept
  • System design FEMA


  • Security management & process 
  • Thread analysis & risk assessment
  • Security Goals
  • Safety concept & requirements

Direct Contact

Henning Schweder
Tel: +49 151 74 61 66 21

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Requirement Engineering

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Autonomous Driving

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Functional Safety (FSM)

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