As part of the “elektromobilisiert.de” project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO and the Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management IAT at the University of Stuttgart are examining the effects of integrating electric vehicles into Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s existing fleet. The project complements the e-GAP activities of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in its role as an electromobility model community.
In a time of climate change and debate over the functionality of electromobility, the mountain resort community of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in southern Germany is taking yet another groundbreaking step forward: in a six-month fleet test lasting from June to November 2013, the research partners’ e-mobility experts will assess the potential of upgrading the local authority’s own fleet to make it electric. Dr. Sabine Wagner, head of Fraunhofer IAO’s Garmisch-Partenkirchen branch lab, today got things moving by presenting First Mayor Thomas Schmid with the keys to the electric vehicles to be used in the test.
Mayor Schmid’s expectations from the “elektromobilisiert.de” project go beyond just getting advice about the future makeup of his community’s vehicle pool. He is also delighted at the chance both to give his employees a real taste of e-mobility and to enhance Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s role as an electromobility model community.
“Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s attitude toward e-mobility makes it a trend setter. We hope that other innovative communities and companies will take their cue from what is happening here,” says Wagner.
Dr. Christoph Ebert, project coordinator for the electromobility model community program, adds: “Through e-GAP, we’ve been able to turn Garmisch-Partenkirchen into a platform for applied research and development in the area of electromobility. We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to work even more closely at a local level with such an important partner as Fraunhofer IAO.”Software developed by Fraunhofer IAO will be used to evaluate the existing fleet’s logbooks to help determine the potential for making the community’s fleet electric. This analysis will also take into account such factors as range and charging times. The researchers will also carry out a variety of simulations, including various scenarios for upgrading to an electric fleet together with analysis of the costs and environmental impact this would have, with the overall objective of maximizing both the extent of electrification and its economic rationale. And while the numbers are being crunched, eight electric test vehicles will be taking to the streets of Garmisch-Partenkirchen for a period of three months.
As part of the e-GAP electromobility model community program, Fraunhofer IAO will be joined locally by some 20 industry and research institutions, all working closely together in eight different projects to examine the individual modules of e-mobility concepts. e-GAP is being coordinated by the regional Center of Competence for Electromobility, which is located within the Competence Center for Sports, Health and Technology. The project is being funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS).
Juliane Segedi | Fraunhofer-Institut
Study sets new distance record for medical drone transport
13.09.2017 | Johns Hopkins Medicine
Researchers 'count cars' -- literally -- to find a better way to control heavy traffic
10.08.2017 | Florida Atlantic University
Salmonellae are dangerous pathogens that enter the body via contaminated food and can cause severe infections. But these bacteria are also known to target...
University of Maryland researchers contribute to historic detection of gravitational waves and light created by event
On August 17, 2017, at 12:41:04 UTC, scientists made the first direct observation of a merger between two neutron stars--the dense, collapsed cores that remain...
Seven new papers describe the first-ever detection of light from a gravitational wave source. The event, caused by two neutron stars colliding and merging together, was dubbed GW170817 because it sent ripples through space-time that reached Earth on 2017 August 17. Around the world, hundreds of excited astronomers mobilized quickly and were able to observe the event using numerous telescopes, providing a wealth of new data.
Previous detections of gravitational waves have all involved the merger of two black holes, a feat that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics earlier this month....
Material defects in end products can quickly result in failures in many areas of industry, and have a massive impact on the safe use of their products. This is why, in the field of quality assurance, intelligent, nondestructive sensor systems play a key role. They allow testing components and parts in a rapid and cost-efficient manner without destroying the actual product or changing its surface. Experts from the Fraunhofer IZFP in Saarbrücken will be presenting two exhibits at the Blechexpo in Stuttgart from 7–10 November 2017 that allow fast, reliable, and automated characterization of materials and detection of defects (Hall 5, Booth 5306).
When quality testing uses time-consuming destructive test methods, it can result in enormous costs due to damaging or destroying the products. And given that...
Using a new cooling technique MPQ scientists succeed at observing collisions in a dense beam of cold and slow dipolar molecules.
How do chemical reactions proceed at extremely low temperatures? The answer requires the investigation of molecular samples that are cold, dense, and slow at...
23.10.2017 | Event News
17.10.2017 | Event News
10.10.2017 | Event News
23.10.2017 | Life Sciences
23.10.2017 | Physics and Astronomy
23.10.2017 | Health and Medicine