RA Consulting GmbH has been successfully active for more than 20 years in three core fields: Software Technology, Automotive and Embedded Systems. The Software Technology department concentrates on traditional IT services, focusing on developing technical database-driven applications (including the integration of mobile systems) for industry. The Automotive division focuses on the development of software products for diagnosing, calibrating and validating electronic controllers, mainly for use in the automobile industry. The Embedded Systems department develops diagnostic software for controllers, data loggers, telematics units and mobile devices (such as smartphones) and provides development services for industrial customers. For the Elise project of the "Leading-edge cluster Electric Mobility South-West", supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research, researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology cooperate with the companies RA Consulting and CarMedialab. Elise examines the interactions between driver, vehicle and environment and incorporates data processing concepts for cars as well as independent charging units. Its goal is to make electric vehicles more reliable and economical, so as to ultimately establish e-mobility in the market.