About us

The Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI employs over 100 researchers in three departments. The institute collaborates closely with the universities TU Dresden, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and TH Ingolstadt.


The transport-related research and development work carried out at the institute ranges from the field of vehicle and propulsion systems to intelligent transport systems and also covers the areas of disposition, logistics and civil security. 

Special attention for the Fraunhofer IVI has been raised by its electronic ticketing application, its mobile public transport navigation solution SMART-WAY, and its cross-border disaster protection system. Recently, it has especially been the 30,7 m long AutoTram® Extra Grand – the world’s longest bus – equipped with hybrid propulsion technology and an electronic multi-axle steering system that has been the focus of attention.

The Fraunhofer IVI’s facilities and large equipment include high-performance laboratories, innovative test platforms and vehicles as well as modern hardware and software. In 2013, the institute’s research infrastructure was expanded by a new technical center including a vehicle hall and an adjacent test track.




Prof. Dr. Matthias Klingner
Phone +49 351 4640-640


Intelligent Transport Systems


Dr. Torsten Gründel
Phone +49 351 4640-664

Strategy and Optimization


Dr. Kamen Danowski
Phone +49 351 4640-660

Vehicle and Transport System Engineering


Dr. Thoralf Knote
Phone +49 351 4640-628