The AutoTram® Extra Grand on a Test Drive Through Dresden

November 16, 2013

On November 15, 2013, the AutoTram® Extra Grand could be spotted during a nighttime »expedition« through the city of Dresden.

Visit of British Ambassador

October 10, 2013

The British Ambassador to Germany, Simon McDonald, visited the Fraunhofer IVI on October 9, 2013. On the institute's new test track, Mr. McDonald enjoyed his ride in the AutoTram® Extra Grand – in the driver seat!

At the same time, the visit was a stop on the GREAT Britain MINI tour of Germany which has started in the beginning of 2013. The meeting of the two vehicles was captured during a photo shoot.

»Fraunhofer System Research for Electromobility« Web Presence Went Online

September 3, 2013

»Fraunhofer System Research for Elektromobility –  FSEM II«, is a cooperative project supported by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in which 16 institutes have been working together on topics in the field of electromobility since 2013.

One of the aims is to develop innovative technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles within the three separate clusters »Drivetrain / Chassis«, »Battery / Range Extender« and »Body / Infrastructure«. Another aim is to expand the existing expertise in the field of electromobility while continuing the system research approach. At the same time, the technologies and components developed are to be transferred to practical application with the help of partners from industry.  

The Fraunhofer IVI's key research research topic is the development of a compact range extender.

Learn more about the individual technologies and innovations of the system research project on electromobility on the

Fraunhofer IVI cooperates with TU Bergakademie Freiberg

October 7, 2013

Starting this winter semester, a new honorary professor will be teaching at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering: Dr. Matthias Klingner, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI, will be working in the subject area »Applied Systems Theory«.  

On October 7, 2013, Dr. Klingner was awarded his certificate of appointment by Prof. Dirk C. Meyer, Prorector for structural development at the TU Bergakademie. Speakers included the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Alfons Ams, and Prof. Jana Kertzscher of the Institute of Electrical Engineering. The welcoming event for the new honorary professor was also attended by Dr. Annerose Beck from the Saxon State Ministry for Science and the Arts.

AutoTram® Extra Grand at the Doors Open Day of the German Federal Government

August 26, 2013

On August 24 and 25, 2013, visitors had the chance to see the AutoTram® Extra Grand in Berlin. One of Fraunhofer IVI's core developments for the intermediate vehicle is the innovative multi-axle steering. During a presentation, group manager Frank Steinert explained the technical details of the steering system that guarantees easy maneuvering in both forward and reverse drive.

The AutoTram® Extra Grand Invites You on a Ride

June 28, 2013

At the 11th Dresden Researchers Night, the Fraunhofer IVI is not only going to present current research results to its visitors, but also its new vehicle hall with adjacent test track. At a press conference held on June 14, 2013, Director Dr. Matthias Klingner announced this year's highlights of the institute.

2013 Day of Architecture

June 30, 2013

Large depot for the AutoTram® Extra Grand

On June 29, 2013, interested guests had the opportunity to visit the Fraunhofer IVI's new vehicle hall.

Applied research requires more than smart brains and high-performance IT systems. Everything that is developed on the computer has to be tested and presented in real life. For this, space and surface area are needed. Both is now available to the Fraunhofer IVI, and the »world's longest bus« finally has an attractive home.