Fast-Charging Electric Bus

...fully electric bus operation according to the DockingPrinciple

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HandyTicket Deutschland

...convenient, mobile and cash-free ­­­­­­­­- buy your public transport tickets via mobile phone

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E-Bike »VeloCité«

...riding pleasure and efficiency

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...mobility in situations of high risk and catastrophe

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Octocopter HORUS

...flying sensor platform for the acquisition of measuring data

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Public Transport Navigation

...a reliable companion in unknown public transport networks

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AutoTram® Extra Grand

...high-tech in-between a bus and a tram

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autartec® self-sufficient life on the water

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Official Launch of IN2SMART Project

»Intelligent Innovative Smart Maintenance of Assets by Integrated Technologies« (IN2SMART) is the title of the first Research and Innovation project launched by the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, in which the Fraunhofer IVI is participating. IN2SMART will start on September 1st, 2016, and will run for a term of three years. A consortium of 19 partners – compiled from the JU's founding and associate members and coordinated by ANSALDO STS (Italy) – are going to collaborate on topics in the field of intelligent maintenance systems and strategies, as set out in the Shift2Rail call S2R-CFM-IP3-02-2016. All activities addressed in the IN2SMART project will be related to Innovation Programme 3 »Cost-efficient, sustainable and reliable high capacity infrastructure«, and in particular to Technical Demonstrators TD3.6 »Dynamic Railway Information Management System (DRIMS)«, TD3.7 »Railway Integrated Measuring and Monitoring System (RIMMS)«, and TD3.8 »Intelligent Asset Management Strategies (IAMS)«.

Within IN2SMART, the Fraunhofer IVI will lead Work Package 9 »Asset Management and Decision Support«, which will lay the foundation for future asset management in railway infrastructures. The main objective of WP9 is to design and study a generic framework for the decision-making process of maintenance and interventions planning. Requirements and specifications of the decision-making framework will be based on several business cases provided by infrastructure owners/managers, railway undertakings, maintenance contractors and service providers, which will be involved in the activities.

The Fraunhofer IVI Contributes Paper to the 10th »Heat Management for Vehicles« Conference

Schematic of the control strategy for the optimization of the energy consumed by vehicle heating and cooling systems

Schematic of the control strategy for the optimization of the energy consumed by vehicle heating and cooling systems

Within the scope of the EU-funded iCOMPOSE project, the Fraunhofer IVI and the AVL List GmbH (Graz, Austria) are developing a model-based control strategy for the optimization of the energy consumed by vehicle heating and cooling systems. The model library and simulation environment developed in this context, as well as first results from the controller validation process, were recently presented to an broad expert audience at the 10th »Heat Management for Vehicles« Conference (10. Tagung »Wärmemanagement des Kraftfahrzeugs«) in Potsdam.

The complete paper and further contributions are now available in print (in German).

Dresden Researchers Night 2016

June 13, 2016

At this year’s event, almost 900 guests had the opportunity to gain fascinating insights into selected research projects of the Fraunhofer IVI. Under the motto »Staunend durch die Nacht« (Through the night in awe), the guests had the chance to make a few quiet laps on the test track – either as the drivers of an electric car or as the passengers of a plug-in-hybrid bus. A virtual tour of the autartec® building, which was realized by an augmented reality app, was a highlight for the young and the old. A crafts and drawing table was provided for the youngest guests. In addition, they could participate in a treasure hunt during which they were able to get to know future-oriented locating and positioning technologies.

The Fraunhofer IVI was again chosen as the first stop on the special tour of Dresden’s First Mayor, Dirk Hilbert. Before the official start of the event, the tour’s high-profile guests, one of them being Saxony’s State Minister of Science and Art, Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, had the opportunity to see the many booths and take part in the activities provided by the Fraunhofer IVI.

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