17. December 2015

Rinspeed’s “Etos” concept car deploys HARTING MICA

The HARTING IIC MICA is being installed in Rinspeed’s “Etos” concept car for independent emissions and status monitoring.

HARTING IIC MICA from HARTING is a modular platform comprising open hardware and software components which can be adapted quickly and cost-effectively to many industrial areas of application. The Swiss automotive manufacturer Rinspeed is now also deploying HARTING IIC MICA.

Rinspeed’s “Etos” concept car is fitted with HARTING IIC MICA for independent emissions and status monitoring. This digital innovation therefore aims to ensure a clean future. The intelligent mini-industrial-computer MICA manufactured by the industrial connectivity specialist HARTING illustrates how drive and engine data can be continually recorded and transmitted and then evaluated and processed by an independent, neutral body (Dekra), as agreed beforehand by the customer and contracting partner. It also allows statements on the credibility of mileage status to be made.

“MICA can be quickly and easily integrated into a wide range of vehicles. Its installation in the Etos is an excellent example of this,” remarked Dr. Jan Regtmeier, Director of Product Management at HARTING IT Software Development.

The MICA will embark on a roadshow over the coming weeks and will be on display at the CES in Las Vegas (6 to 9 January 2016), the Hannover Messe Preview (27 January 2016), the Geneva Motor Show (3 to 13 March 2016) and the Hannover Messe (25 to 29 April 2016).


The HARTING Technology Group is a worldwide leading providing of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of “Power, Signals and Data“ with a total of 13 production locations, as well as business units and representations in 43 countries across the globe. Moreover, the company also produces cash desks and checkout systems, electro mobility components, in addition to hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, robotics and transportation engineering. In the 2014/15 business year, some 4200 employees generated sales of EUR 567 million.