A driverless vehicle approaches with a low hum. It pulls the assembly frame for the Tiguan’s cockpit from station to station. When it arrives at Takt 6, the cockpit already has countless cables and plug connections. Car-Net will now be installed, and the hour has come for the black box. Michael Kretschmann (39), one of six members of the cable team, screws a mount onto the module base and attaches it to the front of the rack, the core component of the on-board electronic system. This box will later be located on the left side of the steering column. It houses the on-board control unit, various relays, and the fuses. Kretschmann pushes the black OCU box into the top part of the rack.
After just a few simple steps, everything is plugged in and wired up.