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Fraunhofer battery bus in test operation

Since Monday, November 3, 2014, the Fraunhofer IVI’s battery bus has been operating with passengers on Dresden’s bus route 61. The Fraunhofer scientists are in charge of the technical support while the local transport company DVB is the responsible demonstration partner.

Training for the emergency case

Emergency services are testing the results of the IDIRA project under real-life conditions

Polish and German emergency services were fighting a fictive flood at the river Neiße in Görlitz, Germany on 4th of October 2014. The exercise featured components from the European project IDIRA, securing the smooth communication between relief forces from different countries. In the project coordinated by Fraunhofer IVI, the next large-scale exercise is planned for Greece this November, practicing the multinational collaboration during fires and earthquakes. 

Fast charging in public transport – electric driving without catenaries

It has been touring the streets of Dresden for a while now and passers-by are curiously watching the new bus which looks different from the DVB’s other buses. A field test with passengers will soon be carried out to evaluate this fast-charging bus in practice. TÜV, Germany’s association for technical inspection, will have the final say on the technical certification.


Dresden Science Night 2014

Almost 1000 visitors came to the Fraunhofer IVI for the annual Dresden Science Night in July. While in the beginning, the majority took a seat in the pavilion to watch the live broadcast of the World Cup quarter final France vs. Germany, many visitors took the chance to drive one of the various electric vehicles on the institute’s test track later in the evening.

Before the official start of the event, the Saxon State Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport, Sven Morlok, handed over the grant notifications for the project »EmiD - Electromobility in Dresden« and announced the official project kickoff by cutting the ribbon.

Day of Architecture at the Fraunhofer IVI

The Fraunhofer IVI again invited the public on the Day of Architecture which took place on 28th of June 2014. Visitors came to see the renovated library which was designed by Michaela Hoppe architect’s office. This project was listed as a best practice project of the German architectural associations.

Video clip AutoTram® Extra Grand

Get an insight into the technical refinements of the AutoTram® Extra Grand in our new video clip. The film shows details which make the world’s longest bus so special. 

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