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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Kick-Off Event HarmonizeDD

May 16, 2017

The Research and Development project HarmonizeDD was officially launched with a kick-off meeting on May 11-12 in Dresden. To support connected vehicles, the project will develop an innovative cloud-based transport system. Thereby the focus will be on the interaction of conventional and future highly automated vehicles in mixed urban traffic as well as transport infrastructure in urban scenarios. The project is closely linked to the initiative »Synchronized Mobility 2023« and the results will be evaluated on the urban digital test field for autonomous driving in Dresden.

The two year project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) with resources from the »Funding guideline automated and connected driving on digital test fields in Germany« (Förderrichtlinie automatisiertes und vernetztes Fahren auf digitalen Testfeldern in Deutschland). Project partners include BMW AG (project management), Fraunhofer IVI (project coordination), Chemnitz University of Technology, Technische Universität Dresden, IAV GmbH, IVM gGmbH, MUGLER AG, Noritel GmbH, Preh Car Connect GmbH and Vodafone GmbH.

Second INFRALERT Newsletter Published

With the project having reached its mid-term, the second issue of the INFRALERT newsletter has been published. It briefly sumarizes the work done so far and also includes an interview with Axel Simroth, Group Manager at the Fraunhofer IVI and overall coordinator of the project. In addition to short summaries of the latest project meetings, the newsletter provides a report from the 1st INFRALERT Open Workshop which was successfully held in Brussels.

The newsletter is available on the project website:

First Prize at Student’s Ideas Competition in Lusatia

© Photo Fraunhofer IVI

In the run-up to the innovation conference »Cleantech as an opportunity for the economic development in Lusatia – challenges and perspectives« (»Cleantech als Chance für die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung in der Lausitz - Herausforderungen und Perspektiven«), a student’s ideas competition was initiated by the Cleantech Initiative Eastern Germany. The contest aimed at presenting innovative concepts for the economic development in Lusatia within the four categories of »energy technology«, »circular economy«, »efficiency of energy, raw materials and material« as well as »sustainable mobility«.

Students of the Fraunhofer IVI and the GEDES e.V. won the first prize in the category of »energy technology« with their contributed paper »Latent-heat storage system – the key to the autartec® house« (»Latentwärmespeicher – der Schlüssel zum autartec®-Haus«). Their investigations concentrated on the concept and optimization of a latent-heat storage system in the context of autarkic buildings. The underlying achievements were made within the Regional Growth Core project autartec®, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The official award ceremony was held on April 3rd, 2017 in Spremberg.

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