One of the projects funded in this context is the network project "ePerformance", which was initiated by Audi and will be funded by the government with a total of 22 million euros.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern will be part of the project as a contractor for Audi Electronics Venture GmbH, and will collaborate in developing an innovative safety concept for the car of the future.
By the year 2020, at least one million electric vehicles shall be put on the road in Germany. Even now, a rapid image change is taking place in this area in our society: from a niche product for technology freaks and particularly environment-conscious customers to an attractive automobile with excellent driving characteristics. This image change has mainly been achieved thanks to electric sports vehicles. The government is convinced that if new functions of an intelligent vehicle are added now, the electric vehicle will become more interesting for many people.
This is also a challenge for Audi. The goal of the research project "ePerformance" is to design the electric drive train in a completely new way, to systematically optimize all electric components in a vehicle, and to increase efficiency. The ambitious project intentionally pushes the technological limits, and is thus aimed at high performance classes. The final result will be an automobile that is the product of a completely new development while being sportive in the way that is typical for Audi.
In an electric vehicle, many different components must interact optimally and must be perfectly regulated and coordinated. Fraunhofer IESE provides support for the development of the entire safety concept of the car, from hazard and risk analysis all the way to safety architecture. According to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Liggesmeyer, the goal is to establish pillars of reference for future generations of electric vehicles. The person in charge of the project is Dr. Mario Trapp, division head at Fraunhofer IESE. Liggesmeyer continues: "Here we can actively participate in designing the future of the automobile, both in terms of concrete safety designs and in terms of the methodology employed." The funding for Fraunhofer IESE amounts to 425,000.00 euros, distributed over three years.
The German federal government is pursuing an integrated strategy when it comes to electric mobility. The "National Development Plan Electric Mobility" is the first ever means for synchronizing and implementing all measures in a coordinated manner - from education, training, and competence development at universities via the development of batteries, network integration, and energy management all the way to market preparation. In addition to Audi, Robert Bosch GmbH and RWTH Aachen are also participating in the "ePerformance" project.
Fraunhofer IESE is one of 57 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Together we have a major impact on shaping applied research in Europe and contribute to Germany's competitiveness in international markets. As part of the Fraunhofer Center Kaiserslautern, the institute is officially a "Selected Landmark 2009" in the contest "365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas".
Martin Koch | idw
When your car knows how you feel
20.12.2017 | FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Did you know how many parts of your car require infrared heat?
23.10.2017 | Heraeus Noblelight GmbH
University of Connecticut researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.
Repairing major load-bearing bones such as those in the leg can be a long and uncomfortable process.
Study published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces is the outcome of an international effort that included teams from Dresden and Berlin in Germany, and the US.
Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the University of Virginia...
Novel highly efficient and brilliant gamma-ray source: Based on model calculations, physicists of the Max PIanck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg propose a novel method for an efficient high-brilliance gamma-ray source. A giant collimated gamma-ray pulse is generated from the interaction of a dense ultra-relativistic electron beam with a thin solid conductor. Energetic gamma-rays are copiously produced as the electron beam splits into filaments while propagating across the conductor. The resulting gamma-ray energy and flux enable novel experiments in nuclear and fundamental physics.
The typical wavelength of light interacting with an object of the microcosm scales with the size of this object. For atoms, this ranges from visible light to...
Stable joint cartilage can be produced from adult stem cells originating from bone marrow. This is made possible by inducing specific molecular processes occurring during embryonic cartilage formation, as researchers from the University and University Hospital of Basel report in the scientific journal PNAS.
Certain mesenchymal stem/stromal cells from the bone marrow of adults are considered extremely promising for skeletal tissue regeneration. These adult stem...
In the fight against cancer, scientists are developing new drugs to hit tumor cells at so far unused weak points. Such a “sore spot” is the protein complex...
13.04.2018 | Event News
12.04.2018 | Event News
09.04.2018 | Event News
20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy
20.04.2018 | Interdisciplinary Research
20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy