25 Feb 2014
Dana’s proven OpenECU product platform combined with our experienced engineering staff are uniquely positioned to support our Chinese customers in the development of new ECUs to satisfy ever-increasing emissions requirements and control of New Energy Vehicles
Dana LLC. announced today that it has opened an office in the Michigan China Center in Shanghai, China. The center provides a Chinese office presence for Dana with experienced, in-country export services staff. This state-of-the-art business center is strategically located in the center of Shanghai in the JW Marriott Building in Tomorrow Square.
“Dana’s proven OpenECU product platform combined with our experienced engineering staff are uniquely positioned to support our Chinese customers in the development of new ECUs to satisfy ever-increasing emissions requirements and control of New Energy Vehicles.” said Walter Lucking, CEO of Dana. “We can leverage the OpenECU platform and work in partnership with our customers to help them develop ideal customized ECU solutions for the Chinese market.”
With Technical Centers in Plymouth MI, USA and Cambridge UK, Dana brings experience from North American and European markets to help Chinese customers meet local market needs. Initially Dana plans to provide technical support out of its North American or UK based Technical Centers, complemented by local Chinese technical partners.
Dana’s OpenECU Technology is a wide range of adaptable, field-ready products and intellectual property designed to support customer’s ECU needs from “Rapid Prototype to Production”. The philosophy behind OpenECU is the creation of modular, reusable technology that is implemented to volume production standards and is fully “open” to custom configuration, adaption and further development. OpenECU has been used in support of programs using gasoline, diesel, alternative fuels, hybrid electric, battery electric and fuel cell powertrains. The versatile platform has also been used for chassis control, transmission control, LNG / LPG fuel tank control, and aftertreatment control applications.
Dana LLC has been in the United States since 1990. The OpenECU product family (Model-Based development Software Platform) is Dana’s signature product family and by 2019 there were more than 40,000 OpenECU based ECUs on the road in production vehicle applications.
Information about Dana and its products in the USA is available to journalists online at https://openecu.com.