Flying Sensor Plattform
For the acquisition of measuring data and for taking pictures in areas that are difficult to access, an especially small and maneuverable flying technology carrier is needed that can be equipped with different cameras, sensors and measuring equipment. An autonomus aircraft of this kind can also be a cost-efficient alternative to manned flight campaigns. Based on this motivation, the octocopter HORUS was developed in cooperation with several partners.
Autonomous Living on Water
The project deals with functional components for buildings and larger settlements with a lergely autonomous supply of electricity, heat and water. Existing technologies are modified and improved so that they can be integrated into the wall structure of buildings. This way, the living space is not encroached upon too much and synergies in terms of building physics are created.
High-Tech In-Between a Bus and a Tram
The AutoTram® Extra Grand combines the advantages of trmas with those of buses. It can carry over 250 passengers, can be driven fully electrically, is flexibly operable on diverse routes and costs less than a conventional tram. In addition, it contains a novel joint system and an electronic multi-axle steering system. Because of these features, the AutoTram® Extra Grand is especially well-suited for operation in areas with quickly growing transport demand.
Fully Electric Public Transport
The fast-charging electric bus combines cutting-edge technology to make fully electric driving in regular operation possible. The bus is recharged in a matter of seconds during regular stops using an especially developed contact system. Highly efficient battery technology and control systems round off the overall system.
Mobile Information, Command and Strategy
The MobiKat system supports the prevention and management of major crisis situations as well as everyday hazard prevention. A focus is put on ensuring mobility. The staff, operations managers and relief forces on site will receive valuable decision support for the efficient planning and execution of safety and rescue measures.
High Maneuverability Thanks to Steer-by-Wire Systems
The demand of very long vehicles with high transport capacity is steadily increasing. In order to ensure their maneuverability, these vehicles are often equipped with a multi-axle steering system. Very often, these systems are electronic steer-by-wire systems. Since 2002, the Fraunhofer IVI has been developing steer-by-wire multi-axle steering systems, the most recent cases being very long double articulated buses.