Intenta Automotive GmbH

Intenta is on the cutting edge of research and development in the fields of image processing, data fusion, and object/person recognition and detection.

We are a young and innovative company from Chemnitz that has been part of the Volkswagen Group since November 2022.

Together with our owner, CARIAD SE, we are working on the vision of autonomous driving. We use state-of-the-art software development methods and develop complex algorithms for driver assistance systems, data fusion and navigation systems.

As a reliable and flexible partner, we offer high-quality services in the field of algorithm development.

We have grown continuously since our foundation in 2011. Our team of now more than 150 employees is our strength and our most important resource.

Our Range of Services Includes

  • Development and porting of algorithms
  • Process-compliant software development
  • Image processing and analysis
  • Model-based estimation procedures
  • Multi-sensor data fusion
  • Object recognition and tracking

Customer orientation and quality form the foundation of our services. We are certified to DIN EN ISO 9001.



  • ASIL-B release for an algorithmically complex software component for a large German OEM
  • Sensor-supported COVID-19 customer admission management system for stationary trade


  • Start of project activities in the area of data fusion for trucks

  • New focus on backend fusion algorithms for swarm data

  • Opening of the company-owned staff restaurant
  • Foundation of the subsidiary Intenta Software Engineering Hamburg (SEH)
  • Opening of the new company facilities at Kaßberg, Chemnitz
  • Market launch of the new Intenta S2100 security
  • Equipment of two test vehicles in China
  • As of now the Audi A8, A7, A6 and soon the Q8 are equipped with Intenta's software components (depending on equipment configuration)
  • Re-certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008
  • Number of full-time employees grows to over 160
  • Intenta presents the Intenta S2000 at the international security trade fair „Intersec“ in Dubai
  • Start of the construction work for the new company headquarters at the Kassberg (Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Implementation of the new workplace health management
  • Intenta shareholders Dr. Fardi and Dr. Cramer make it to the finals of the business contest „Sachsens Unternehmer des Jahres“
  • Acquisition of the industrial monument „UNION Maschinenfabrik“ as future company headquarters
  • Establishment of an automotive test vehicle fleet in our own workshop
  • Winner of the business award „Macher 25 – der große Wirtschaftspreis des Ostens“ in the category „Start up/Innovation“
  • Hiring of the 100th employee
  • Establishment of a new branch office in Ingolstadt
  • Serial production of Intenta’s automotive software
  • Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001
  • Establishment of the department for research and development
  • Number of full-time employees grows to over 50
  • Start of the first software development project using the Automotive SPICE development standards
  • Establishment of a sustainable company structure and implementation of a middle management level
  • Final development of the second generation of the smart sensor (Intenta S2000)
  • Successful implementation of the first smart sensor system „PerMon prevent“ in the University Hospitals Leipzig and Kiel
  • "Proof of concept" development of software components for well-known automotive supplier
  • Foundation of Intenta GmbH
  • Development of the prototype of a smartsensor
  • Finalization of the first major project for Fraport AG (Mivotherm)
  • Establishment of a professional development team for driver assistance systems
From 2000

Research activity of the future Intenta founders Heiko Cramer and Basel Fardi:

  • Multiple publications in the area of data fusion and image processing
  • Establishment of a research group (MSIP at TU Chemnitz)
  • Patenting of image processing algorithms
  • Doctoral degree

You would like to become part of our team? Find our vacancies here.