The Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI, headquartered in Dresden, employs a total of around 150 people at three locations. The institute collaborates closely with the universities TU Dresden, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt. Its transport-related research work ranges from the field of vehicle and propulsion systems to intelligent transport systems, and it also covers the areas of disposition, logistics and digital business processes.
For more than 20 years, Fraunhofer IVI has been developing innovations for the intelligent planning, coordination and management of mobility, shaping the digital transformation of public transport with reliable information and assistance systems, platform solutions for mobility data and services as well as electronic ticketing.
Projects investigating autonomous systems are gaining in importance, especially in heavy goods transport and agriculture. The Fraunhofer Application Center »Connected Mobility and Infrastructure« at TH Ingolstadt was established in 2019. Currently in its start-up phase, the new structural unit focuses on topics of automated and cooperative driving. Besides innovative charging technologies, research and development work in the field of electromobility includes, for instance, solutions for remote battery diagnosis.
In the light of future technological and societal changes, special attention is devoted to security-related topics, covering aspects of civil hazard prevention, the functional safety of vehicle technologies, and developments in the fields of vehicle and road safety as well as accident research. Since 2021, the institute has also been involved in the newly founded Fraunhofer Center for the Security of Socio-Technical Systems (Fraunhofer SIRIOS) in Berlin.
In addition to high-performance laboratories, innovative test platforms and vehicles as well as modern hardware and software, the Fraunhofer IVI’s research infrastructure includes a technical center with a vehicle hall and an adjacent test track.