About us

At the institute’s sites in Dresden, Ingolstadt and Berlin, researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI are developing technologies and concepts for mobility, energy, as well as safety and security – from forward-looking preliminary research to practical applications in everyday use. The institute collaborates closely with the universities TU Dresden, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg 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.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Sanaz Mostaghim


Phone +49 351 4640-700


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Klingner


Phone +49 351 4640-640


Cognitive and Cooperating Systems


N. N.

Mobility and Digital Services


Dr. Torsten Gründel
Phone +49 351 4640-664

Traffic Safety and Vehicle Automation


Prof. Dr. Thoralf Knote
Phone +49 351 4640-628

Fraunhofer Application Center »Connected Mobility and Infrastructure«


Prof. Dr. Gordon Elger

Phone +49 162 6251519

Vehicle Systems



Dr. Frank Steinert
Phone +49 351 4640-846

Strategy and Optimization


Dr. Kamen Danowski
Phone +49 351 4640-660