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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ViriCiti and Fraunhofer announce collaboration to prolong battery life of electric buses and trucks

May 7, 2018

The battery life of electric vehicles still presents a financial challenge for the electrification of the transport sector. That is why the Fraunhofer institute for Transportation and Infrastructure IVI, expert in the field of Lithium-Ion batteries, and real-time electric vehicle data specialist ViriCiti, have started a unique collaboration. This collaboration aims to prolong battery life and lower total cost of ownership of electric buses and trucks. Over the past months, they researched how battery life can be extended by altering specific aspects of operations. The outcome is a battery stress report that gives operation-specific advice on how to prolong the battery life.

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Unveiling an e-truck for fully-automated operation in gated areas

April 26, 2018

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Ceremonial handing over of the keys to the AutoTruck.

At the picturesque Landshut castle in Bernkastel-Kues, numerous guests had been invited to follow a very special event: The new E 180 AX was presented to the public for the first time and officially handed over to the Fraunhofer IVI.


April 13, 2018


On April 12, the final event for the EU-funded ECOCHAMPS project took place. The main objective of the three year project was to develop compact and cost-effective hybrid power trains for all vehicle classes.

At the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, the 25 partners including research institutes, universities, suppliers and vehicle OEMs, presented how standardization and modularization have been applied to improve the feasibility of hybrid vehicles and higher CO2 reduction can be reached.

The highlight of the event was the unveiling of the hybrid ECOCHAMPS demonstrator vehicles: two passenger cars, a medium duty truck, a city bus and a heavy-duty truck. The program of the day also included keynote speeches from industry and standardization authorities.

The Fraunhofer IVI researchers contributed their expertise in the field of hybrid propulsion systems. The institute has been responsible for the development of a modular system and standardization framework (MSF) for hybrid components of heavy commercial vehicles. This aims at a less expensive production of powertrain components such as electric engines, inverter, air compressors, electronic power steering and a faster integration in vehicles.

Electric 12-Ton Heavyweight in Regular Service

March 16, 2018

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The new Framo electric truck has been touring the streets of Berlin since February 2018. The 12-ton vehicle is integrated with the regular operations processes of DB Schenker AG and runs its daily delivery tours.

During this campaign organized by the iHub project, a new e-truck navigation and a comprehensive measuring program support the truck’s tours. The battery data are of particular interest to the researchers. They are collected in real time, transmitted and analyzed. Suitable mathematical algorithms are detecting important parameters of the daily use as well as information on the battery strain.


Fraunhofer IVI Accident Prevention School (FAPS)

German Mobility Award Winner Under Further Development

The Fraunhofer Accident Prevention School and the Martin-Andersen-Nexö high school collaborated for the third time in raising the students’ awareness regarding traffic safety. Many high-ranking representatives from police and the Saxon Prevention Council have joined the Fraunhofer IVI’s project week. With the TraceTronic GmbH and the Institute for Traffic Accident Research at Dresden University of Technology, FAPS has won two additional partners who are integrating new interesting topics and aspects around accident research into the project. The students benefited from the expertise of the guests and used the simulation table to independently work on realistic accidents and present them in the virtual space.

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