bespokE Solutions

Bespoke electronic design manufacture partners to Vehicle Manufacturers & their Supply Chain


We work directly with automotive manufacturers and their own supply chain to design and manufacture a wide variety of electronic devices and components.



Our current Bespoke OE Programmes include:

Alarms and Immobilisers

Supplied as line-fit, port of entry fit products or retailed and installed as manufacturer approved products by franchised dealers.

Stolen Vehicle Tracking and Telematics Systems

Supplied as line-fit, port of entry fit products or retailed and installed as manufacturer approved products by franchised dealers.


Controller Area Network (CAN) Motor Controllers, actuators and sensors supplied as line-fit products.

LED Light Clusters & Trailer Bulb Failure Monitoring Systems

As line-fit or aftermarket products via Truck-Lite.

Connected Vehicle Technology Development

Scorpion is heavily investing in, and consulted upon Connected Vehicle Technology Developments in four main service areas:

  • Safety & Security
  • Information & Navigation
  • Entertainment & Convenience
  • Remote Diagnostics

Our UK based R&D department design hardware and software in accordance with IATF16949 standards following an Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) framework. The department comprises of engineers engaged in: product design/development at PCB design level; coding using ‘Embedded C’ to design/develop programs embedded at microprocessor level; and engineers with expertise in satellite (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO), GSM, RF and Bluetooth technologies.

Tracking, telematics and wider connected vehicle development combine in-vehicle technology with communications access via a driver’s own secure smartphone app or desktop software. All ‘ScorpionTrack’ and ‘TrakKING’ web-based portals and mobile applications are developed and maintained by our UK based team of UX designers and developers, with bespoke APIs and design customisation available to meet the needs of our vehicle manufacturer and larger fleet customers.

Prototype manufacture and volume production is also performed in-house from our state of the art manufacturing facility utilising surface mount technology (SMT), through hole technology (THT), automated conformal coating and automatic optical inspection (AOI).


A case study of a product we were asked to produce and has been approved by Aston Martin Lagonda & DAF Trucks – the Programmable Microwave Intrusion Detector

An excellent alternative to the use of Ultrasonics in cabriolet type vehicles or trucks

Used extensively in vehicles where curtains may interfere with ultrasonic sensors

For use in vehicles where it is undesirable to have visible ultrasonic heads


Radar sensors use the Doppler shift effect to detect movement. The radar transmits a signal, which is bounced (reflected) off an object. The signal is received and mixed with the transmitting frequency. The phase shift in the frequency indicates the speed of an object moving towards or away from the radar sensor. This shift is converted into an IF output which gives a frequency of approximately 31Hz per 1mph of movement.

The amplitude of the IF output increases the closer the object is to the radar sensor. The sensitivity can be set to react to the speed and how close the moving object is to the radar sensor to trigger an alarm system. Thanks to Scorpion bespoke electronic design manufactureUsing microprocessor technology it is possible to fine tune the way the detection is made and define what a trigger is and what is not.

Fully programmable with a programming tool, certain parameters can be adjusted such as the detection range and the amount of movement required before a trigger is registered. Other parameters such as date and software version can be viewed with the programmer.

More Information

Programmable Microwave Sensor
Electrical/Electronic Specifications:
  • Programmable sensitivity; either stand alone or via communication from the vehicle
  • Thatcham / VCA / EMC
  • Approved by DAF Trucks and Aston Martin Lagonda.
  • Direct Replacement to Volvo Part Compact Light Weight Design
  • Designed for up to two units working together in one vehicle
  • LIN Bus Compatible
  • Beam Pattern can be bespoke for optimum coverage in the vehicle
  • Radar Trigger method: Monitored Frequency and Voltage
  • Trigger Output: 2 second negative output @ 100mA
  • Supply Current (Normal Operation): 1.5mA
  • Supply Voltage: 8v~35v
  • Radar Frequency: 10.587GHz
  • Max Operating Temperature: +85° C
  • Min Operating Temperature: -10° C
  • Microprocessor controlled



ScorpionTrack Fleet’s web based system allows you to monitor all of your vehicles in real-time on its live map and dashboards. In addition to vehicle tracking, ScorpionTrack Fleet provides other dynamic real-time information about vehicles, alerts, drivers and geofences, all of which are updated dynamically without the user needing to ever refresh the web page.

The live map screen features the user interface side-bar which comprises of the following tabs: vehicles, driver alerts and geofences. These tabs allow you to easily control what filters to apply and which dynamic information displays on the map at any given time.

Why Scorpion?


45+ years of experience in the design and manufacture of vehicle electronic devices specializing in security, GPS tracking & telematics.


A trusted supplier to more than 22 major brands. Designing & manufacturing vehicle security & telematics systems to IATF16949 standards.

Support & Training

From the on-boarding process to exceptional technical support & training, we are here to help. Boasting a worldwide network of mobile Scorpion Authorised Dealers/Engineers.


Boasting a 96% stolen vehicle recovery rate across all vehicle types including car and motorcycle.


Products available as OE line fit, Port of Entry fit, and/or as Genuine Parts via Dealer Aftermarket programs.

Global Compliance

All electronic components are International Material Data System (IMDS) compliant with global vehicle manufacturer requirements.

Our Client Success Stories

We work with a range of clients globally, We’re trusted by many manufacturers in the automotive and motorcycle industry. 

Scorpion have always provided Toyota (GB) PLC with an outstanding service in terms of product development, good supply and reliability of the product itself and are responsive to our queries and requests at all times.

Alan Barrett

Manager, Product - Toyota (GB) PLC, Toyota

Scorpion Automotive has consistently delivered parts and components meeting or exceeding the PACCAR 10PPM quality performance requirements. Thank you and congratulations on your achievement. We look forward to our continued successful relationship

Jos Smetsers

Executive Director PACCAR Purchasing, Europe. Board of Management - DAF Trucks N.V., DAF