Automated Agriculture

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Underfloor Charging System

...transferring large amounts of energy in a minimum of time

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autartec®

...energy-independent living on water

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MobiKat

...mobility in situations of high risk and catastrophe

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AutoTruck

...fully automated electric distribution truck for automation zones

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Synchronized Mobility

...intelligent transport systems of the future

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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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Fraunhofer IVI at ASAM International Conference

Dezember 10-11, 2019, International Congress Center, Dresden, Germany

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After the successful start of the partnership between ASAM e.V. and the Saxon Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport in the year 2017, the ASAM International Conference was once more held in Dresden this year.  

In a special lecture session, Dr. Torsten Gründel, head of the Intelligent Transport Systems department at the Fraunhofer IVI, introduced Saxony's  »Synchronized Mobility 2023« research initiative. Afterwards, the results of the individual projects were presented in detail by the scholars responsible.  

In the adjoining exhibition area, the many guests had the opportunity to view not only an automated fast charging system, but also the latest technological developments for cooperative driving currently being tested on the Dresden digital testbed.

Among others, these included the demonstration of networked driving scenarios realized by combining microscopic traffic simulations, road lights, roadside units, highly automated vehicles and test support, which are visualized on displays inside the vehicles.

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Automated and Connected Driving in the Dresden Test Bed

October 9, 2019, Dresden Airport

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Automated recharging system for private users

After extensive research and development work, automated driving is becoming an everyday image on our streets. On the 9th of October, the Saxon energy agency SAENA invited major collaborates such as REMAS, HarmonizeDD, SYNCAR and AULA to join them in the Dresden airport conference room. 

Link to the press release (in German)

In his keynote speech, Fraunhofer IVI Department Head Dr. Torsten Gründel gave an overview on the »Synchrone Mobilität 2023« research initiative and the Dresden Test Bed. In addition, he answered the journalist questions.

Furthermore, the event demonstrated the outcome of automated driving on the Dresden Airport corridor, so that the experts could admire the newest technology. The accompanying exhibition enabled an in-depth insight of the extensive test planning and the monitoring of the experimental vehicles.

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The Fraunhofer IVI used the opportunity to present a newly developed automated charging system, which can be used in private households. In addition, the AULA project improved its developed technology for automatized recharging. The new version allows the consumer to install the recharging station in his or her very own garage and uses the identical interface in the vehicles’ floor (see picture).

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Fraunhofer Pioneers Challenge

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Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, präsident of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (center), visits team residence

On September 2-6, 2019, the first »Fraunhofer Pioneers Challenge« was held in the German Lausitz region under the motto »Managing Change Actively – Biological Transformation of a Post-Mining Landscape« in the form of an innovation camp. Three teams – consisting of two Fraunhofer researchers and four students each – worked on the topics residence, living, and creating value in rural areas. What made the event special was not only the inspiring location – the barren site of a former coal-mining facility – but also the composition of the teams. While the Fraunhofer employees contributed their expert knowledge on technology, the students‘ competencies lay in the fields of architecture, design, and art.

A special Highlight of the event was the visit of Prof Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. He engaged with the different topics by taking part in the discussions and contributing his own ideas.

On Friday evening, the teams presented their visions in front of the backdrop of the autartec® house located on Lake Bergheide and in the presence of members of the Fraunhofer Science, Art and Design Network. The jury made up of five external jurors evaluated the results according to the following criteria:

  • Degree of innovation,
  • Functionality and form,
  • Feasibility,
  • Ecological compatibility
  • Presentation and concept.

In the end, team residence won first place in the competition. But it was obvious that everyone was a winner: people who had been strangers before celebrated together as friends. And they had good reasons to be happy because they had managed to explore and experience the symbiosis of engineering and creative thinking.

Further information about the event (in German):

https://www.art-design.fraunhofer.de/de/programme/innovationscamp.html

Mobility Data Space Projekt Kick-Off

Connecting – Refining – Exploiting Mobility Data

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The »Mobility Data Space« Project initiates the building of a national mobility data ecosystem. To this end, the Mobilitäts Daten Marktplatz (Mobility Market Place, MDM) of the Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (Federal Highway Research Institute, BASt) will be connected to additional regional platforms for transportation data platforms. This way, regional data can be both provided and exploited on a national level. The project receives a total of 3 million Euros from the Förderrichtline Modernitätsfonds (mFUND) funding program established by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). By expanding the data platforms with the help of data space concepts, it will be possible for the first time to safely and independently provide and process mobility data while data sovereignty remains with the data providers. Due to this fact, the platforms will gain a higher level of trust and become more attractive as a data provision option. Another aim of the project is to acquire new regional traffic data and nation-wide mobility data from vehicle fleets and mobile networks, and to provide this data on the platforms for safe processing.

Fraunhofer will contribute their experience in the field of mobility data and platforms to the project, as well as their expertise on the Industrial Data Space. Furthermore, they will support their partners in developing and improving data platforms and data products. It is planned to distribute the Mobility Data Space via the international Data Spaces Association, in which over 100 members from science and economy work on topics concerning the application of data space concepts.

On August 28, 2019, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft invited the project partners and their funding bodies to the Fraunhofer Institute Center Birlinghoven in St. Augustin for the official project kick-off, which was held under the leadership of the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI.

 

About mFUND by the BMVI:

Since 2016, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has been funding R&D projects related to digital data-based applications for Mobility 4.0 with a research initiative called mFUND. mFUND not only provides financial assistance but, with different event formats, it fosters networking between stakeholders from the political sphere, as well as the business and the research communities. It also promotes access to the mCLOUD data portal. You can find more information at https://www.bmvi.de/EN/Topics/Digital-Matters/mFund/mFund.html.

 

Interview on the Sustainability of Electric Vehicles

Claudius Jehle of the Fraunhofer IVI disusses the environmental footprint of electromobility

When it comes to the sustainability of eletcric vehicles, the origin of the electricity and the conditions of battery production are the decisive factors. The German blog »umschalten.de« asked Claudius Jehle about their environmental footprint in a recently published interview. As group manager at the Fraunhofer IVI, he is responsible for the development of battery and vehicle diagnosis systems, primarily for commercial vehicles. 

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