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Press Releases

September 26, 2017 Safe and Effective Energy Storage Media of the Future: Lithium-Sulphur Technology
June 29, 2017 German Mobility Award 2017: The Fraunhofer IVI is among the winnerswith a new method for road safety education  
June 2017

On June 14, more than 50 experts from innovative logistics companies, electric vehicle manufacturers and related research institutions met during the industry-specific user’s day to discuss current challenges in electric freight traffic. The event was held in the city of Essen, for the first time in cooperation with the Haus der Technik e. V. In addition to this year’s main topics of financing and procurement, the participants debated vividly on new technological developments: »Introduction barriers – such as the battery prices, which are still too high – can be implemented in an economically feasible way by using suitable technical measures like ageing diagnosis«, Claudius Jehle says. He is manager of the Fraunhofer IVI’s group on Storage Systems and Converters. With its remote remote battery monitoring system, the institute is well equipped for the future requirements of electric logistics.   

Press release (in German)

September 26, 2016

High-Tech Solutions from Dresden Facilitate the Switch to Electric Vehicles

The results of the »Elektromobilität in Dresden (EmiD)« project were presented at the Dresden city hall. Among others, an app-based booking system for company cars and a solution for inductive recharging were developed within the project.

Press release (in German)

September 19, 2016

Efficient Bodies for Railway Vehicles

At the InnoTrans 2016 trade fair, the Fraunhofer IVI and the Fraunhofer IWS present technological solutions for the simulation of passenger flows and manufacturing methods based on high-efficiency laser welding.

Press release (in German)

September 15, 2016  

Saxony Presents Itself to the Expert Community as a Center for the Development of Intelligent Transport Systems

In the field of interconnected, automated mobility, Saxony takes a leading role. The common strategy of industry, science and communities bears the title »Synchronized Mobility 2023«. At an expert conference, the participating institutions presented their expertise in the field.

Press release (in German)

May 23, 2016

Fraunhofer IVI to Test New Articulated Hybrid Bus on Line 61

The Fraunhofer IVI and the DVB AG are testing a highly modern plug-in hybrid in regular service. The test vehicle is able to drive fully electrically for a distance of 15 km. After that, the diesel engine takes over.

Press release (in German)

May 2, 2016

E-Bus Line 89 Launched in Leipzig

Within the »eBus Batterfly« project, the Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (public transport provider in Leipzig) will be testing two fully electric buses with different-sized batteries in regular service for one year. The buses have been developed and provided by the Fraunhofer IVI.

Press release (in German)

April 6, 2016

»Electric Freight Traffic« User’s Day on May 31 in Dresden

The »Electric Freight Traffic« User’s Day organized by the Fraunhofer IVI provides logistics service companies and shipping agents with independent and objective information on the opportunities and risks of electric freight traffic.

Press release (in German)

September 17, 2015

Key components for microelectromobility in private inner city transportation – the Velocité project

Within Velocité, an interdisciplinary cooperation between research and industry, an innovative pedelec was developed combining lightweight carbon fiber materials, a novel propulsion system and an efficient battery management system. The finished demonstrator vehicle weighs only 13 kg and is hoped to create far-reaching synergies.

Press Release (in German)
September 15, 2015 Silent Helpers for Communities
July 21, 2015

Success full ahead: OMNIBUSREVUE readers give award to EDDA-Bus

The electric bus with fast charging capacity has successfully completed its test run and has received positive feedback throughout. On July 20, 2015, the bus received its first official award.

Press release (in German)

June 26, 2015 A pan-European framework for strengthening Critical Infrastructure resilience for climate change
May 18, 2015 Kick-Off of three Shift2Rail lighthouse projects: Roll2Rail, IT2Rail and In2Rail
May 12, 2015 Training Augmented Reality Generalised Environment Toolkit
May 1, 2015 A new project about intelligent maintenance and effective infrastructure management
April 15, 2015

Climate change: Europe’s cities demand greater say in international climate protection

Studies show that cities cause up to 80 percent of the world’s man-made CO2 emissions. In the fight against global climate change, cities are faced with the challenge of implementing sustainable climate protection schemes that include modern traffic management, energy saving measures and more efficient utilities systems. How cities deal with this tasks is one of the topics of the annual Klima-Bündnis conference held from April 22 to 25, 2015 in Dresden.

Press release (in German)

March 16, 2015

Social media monitoring in disaster management

Gaining an overview of all topics contained in the general population’s communication in times of crisis is the aim of project »internet Social Analyzer in Natural Disasters« (iSAND). A Fraunhofer IVI research team and their partners will test and demonstrate a system that expands the basis for decision making by information from social networks. The official kick-off for the BMUB-funded project was held in Dresden.

Press release (in German)

October 30, 2014

Fraunhofer battery bus in test operation

Since Monday, November 3, 2014, the Fraunhofer IVI’s battery bus has been operating with passengers on Dresden’s bus route 61. The Fraunhofer scientists are in charge of the technical support while the local transport company DVB is the responsible demonstration partner.

Press release (in German)

October 7, 2014

E-carsharing growing up

Giving up your own car to share one with other people? Carsharing is “in vogue” today, but in order to operate electric vehicle fleets, charging times must be reduced and booking processes must be simplified. The customer must be able to quickly find suitable EVs. In addition, an area-covering charging infrastructure must be available. Six Fraunhofer Institutes demonstrated technologies for efficient e-carsharing during the trade fair eCarTec in Munich.

Press release (in German)

October 1, 2014

Self-sustaining floating architecture: electricity, heating and water

Near-shore housing does not only offer an extraordinary residential environment, but also favorable conditions for innovative solutions in energy and water supply. Together with 14 partners, the integration of the necessary components will be tested and demonstrated in a floating house within the large-scale project autartec®, which has officially started in October 2014.

Press release (in German)

September 29, 2014

Training for the emergency case

Polish and German emergency services were fighting a fictive flood at the river Neiße in Görlitz, Germany on 4th of October 2014. The exercise featured components from the European project IDIRA, securing the smooth communication between relief forces from different countries.

Press release (in German)

September 11, 2014

Fast charging in public transport – electric driving without catenaries

It has been touring the streets of Dresden for a while now and passers-by are curiously watching the new bus which looks different from the DVB’s other buses. A field test with passengers will soon be carried out to evaluate this fast-charging bus in practice. TÜV, Germany’s association for technical inspection, will have the final say on the technical certification.

Press release (in German)

July 4, 2014

Electromobility in Dresden

There are many reasons to replace a gasoline-powered car by an electric vehicle. However, only a few EVs can be spotted in cities today. The objective of the project »Electromobility in Dresden« (EmiD) is to research into the underlying causes and to leverage the wide use of EVs in company fleets by means of intelligent disposition systems and inductive charging systems.

Press release (in German)

June 26, 2014

Concept »fire department 2020«

The Saxon State Minister of the Interior, Markus Ulbig, and representatives of the working group »Volunteer fire departments of Saxony 2020” presented the final report in June 2014. The Fraunhofer IVI provided scientific support for the working group.

Press release (in German)

June 23, 2014

Day of Architecture at the Fraunhofer IVI

The Fraunhofer IVI again invited the public on the Day of Architecture on 28th of June 2014. Visitors came to see the renovated library which was designed by Michaela Hoppe architect’s office. This project was listed as a best practice project of the German architectural associations.

Press release (in German)

June 17, 2014

Cool software for intelligent traffic management

The internet is huge – the daily data traffic in the wired and public areas add up to one exabyte, which equals one billion gigabytes or more that the 2.500-fold amount of all books ever written. It is a Herculean task to keep the overview among these data and to filter relevant information.

Press release (in German)

November 25, 2013

Electric buses in public transport – German and international examples

On Monday, November 25, 2014, the Saxon Energy Agency SAENA held the 2nd »conference on future-oriented public transport – innovation electric bus« in Dresden's ICC. About 250 experts from transport operators, industry, science and politics discussed the current developments in public transport.

Press release (in German)

November 15, 2013

Grant notifications received for project »eBus Skorpion«

The Saxon State Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport, Mr. Sven Morlok, handed over the notifications about a grant of 2.9 million euros for the pilot project eBus Skorpion. Skorpion stands for Strom (electricity), Kraft (power), Oberleitung (catenaries), Rekuperation (recuperation), plug-in, innovation, Oekologisch (ecological) and Nachhaltig (sustainable).

Press release (in German)

October 17, 2013

Fraunhofer IVI to become indepent from January 1, 2014

The Fraunhofer IVI in Dresden will become an independent Fraunhofer Institute from January 1st, 2014. This decision was made by the Senate of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft during its session on 16th October 2013 in Berlin. To date, the Fraunhofer IVI has been a division of the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB in Karlsruhe.

Press release (in German)

October 8, 2013 Fraunhofer IVI to establish cooperation with TU Bergakademie Freiberg (in German)
September 26, 2013 What does the urban (e-)mobility of the future look like? (in German)
September 24, 2013 NADINE research project: passengers can help developing a public transport navigation system (in German)
July 2013 Display of wrong-way driver alerts on navigation systems (in German)
June 18, 2013 Colorful diversity on gray asphalt (in German)
June 25, 2013 Large depot for the AutoTram® Extra Grand (in German)
June 21, 2013 Israeli multipliers to meet intelligent German solutions for public transport (in German)
June 14, 2013 Kick-off for the 11. Dresden Researchers Night – First Mayor to present program (in German)
May 22, 2013 Electric buses for the Leipziger Neuseenland (in German)
May 5, 2013 Kick-off of the Schaufenster Bayern-Sachsen ELEKTROMOBILITÄT VERBINDETtraveling exhibition (in German)
April 15, 2013 AutoTram® Extra Grand - Magnet for visitors at the Hannover Messe 2013 (in German)

Press Response (Selection)

December 23, 2020
Leipziger Volkszeitung
Hier kommt der erste Elektrobus der LVB
November 25, 2020

CIO Online
Künstliche Intelligenz steuert den Verkehr

November 18, 2020
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Das Auto wird immer mehr zum Datenkraken
October 13, 2020
VDI Nachrichten
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zeichnet praxisorientierte Forschungsarbeiten aus
October 12, 2020
Bergheider See in Lichterfeld hat jetzt ein Konferenzboot
September 24, 2020 Testfeld startet
Neues Innovations-Labor für Ingolstadt
August 4, 2020 Tagesspiegel
Wenn die Ware mit dem E-Lkw kommt
July 16, 2020 Neu-Ulmer Zeitung
Fährt hier künftig eine Tram oder Seilbahn entlang?
June 23, 2020 Merkur online
Holzkirchen Ausgangspunkt für Anti-Stau-Forschungsprojekt
June 12, 2020 TAG 24
Autonomes Fahren: Hier proben Dresdner Forscher den Autoverkehr von morgen
April 3, 2020 innovations-report
Projekt »Lade-PV« gestartet: Fahrzeugintegrierte PV für Elektro-Nutzfahrzeuge
March 25, 2020 WELT Online
Sachsen schaltet erste «digitale Dörfer» frei
March 23, 2020 DNN
Dresdner Forschungszentren schalten auf Notbetrieb 
February 6, 2020 WELT Online
Steinbach besucht schwimmendes Haus: Forscher sieht Siedlung
January 27, 2020 innovations-report
Entspannt und umweltfreundlich von A nach B: Verbundprojekt an TU Freiberg entwickelt emissionsfreies Verkehrskonzept

December 20, 2019 Donaukurier
Zuschuss vom Bund für die 5G-Modellregion
December 16, 2019 Süddeutsche Zeitung
October 18, 2019 Sächsische Zeitung
7,6 Millionen Euro für intelligenten Acker
October 17, 2019 Welt Online
Bund gibt Geld für digitales Agrar-Experimentierfeld
October 10, 2019 Nahverkehrs-praxis
Emissionsfreie und wirtschaftliche Wärme zum Mitnehmen
October 10, 2019 Freie Presse Chemnitz
Wenn die Ampel das Auto anfunkt
October 10, 2019 DNN
Dresdner Forscher bringen Autos autonomes Fahren bei
June 21, 2019
Heizen mit Paraffin
June 21, 2019 NTV
Polizei in Sachsen bekommt neue Smartphones mit Spezial-Apps
June 2, 2019
Nokia und Sachsen testen Agrar-5G
April 29, 2019
E-Mobility braucht keine Fahrverbote, sondern Infrastruktur
March 27, 2019 Sächsische Zeitung online
Neue Kohle für Sachsens Ökozug
March 27, 2019 BR24
Forscher entwickeln autarkes schwimmendes Haus
March 8, 2019 DNN
Der Feldschwarm rollt an
February 12, 2019 DNN
Dresden erhält neue Fraunhofer-Zentren
January 9, 2019 FOCUS online
Das Diesel-Desaster: Neue Dokumentation zeigt Irrsinn von Fahrverboten

August 27, 2017 WELT am SONNTAG
So schnell wird der Diesel sauber
August 16, 2017 Sächsische Zeitung
Was wirklich zum Himmel stinkt
July 21, 2017 DNN online
Dresdner Professor fordert ideologiefreie Debatte über
Schadstoffe durch Autoverkehr
July 5, 2017 FOCUS online
Agrarkonferenz beschäftigt sich mit Hightech in der Landwirtschaft
April 28, 2017 VDI Nachrichten
Sicher im Mischverkehr
March 22, 2017 Lausitzer Rundschau
EcoTrains und Future Busse

June 27, 2016 FOCUS online
Erzgebirgsbahn bringt erstes Hybridfahrzeug auf
die Schiene
April 6, 2016 WESER-KURIER
Hannover testet Elektrobusse
March 13, 2016 WELT am SONNTAG
Wohnen auf den Wellen
February 17, 2016 Sächsische Zeitung
Ein Schwimmhaus versorgt sich selbst

September 12, 2015 Lausitzer Rundschau online
Schwimmendes Haus für Designpreis nominiert
July 11, 2015 Der Tagesspiegel online
Entschleunigung vor der ersten Reihe
July 9, 2015 Moderne IT für Einsatzkräfte
July 6, 2015 CFK-Bike fährt mit getriebeloser Transrapid-Technik
Maschinenmarkt online
June 15, 2015 Wo sich Fraunhofers Erben wohlfühlen
Sächsische Zeitung
Issue 2/2015 Die Zukunft wird elektrisch
June 9, 2015 Kein Problem - NADINE kennt den Weg
June 8, 2015 Elektrobus während der Fahrt schnell nachladen
Springer für Professionals online
June 3, 2015 Fast Charging Electric Bus In Testing
Science 2.0 online
Issue 5/2015 Schnellladekonzept für Elektrobusse
April 20, 2015 Mission erfüllt
Sächsische Zeitung
April 16, 2015 Dresden auf dem Weg zu sauberer Luft
Sächsische Zeitung
April 7, 2015 Auf die ökologische Tour
Mitteldeutsche Zeitung
April 2, 2015 Elektrobusse bringen mehr fürs Klima als Elektroautos
Issue 4/2015 Die elektrische Zukunft
Omnibus Revue
March 27, 2015 In Dresden und Berlin laden jetzt E-Bus-Batterien in Minutenschnelle
March 18, 2015 Freifahrt mit dem Hybridbus
Potsdamer Neues Nachrichten
March 9, 2015 Die Wohnrebellen
March 7, 2015 E-Busse sind viel bsser
Erlanger Nachrichten
March 6, 2015 Stärkere Akkus
March 5, 2015 Mit Big Data an die Spitze
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
March 4, 2015 E-Bus im Liniendienst
Thüringer Allgemeine
February 23, 2015 Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe verlängern Praxistest: Elektrobus nimmt die Grundstraße
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten online
February 21/22, 2015 Elektrobus fährt wieder über die Elbe
Sächsische Zeitung
January 8, 2015 Viel Rauch um nichts
January 5, 2015 Twitter schützt Dresden bei der nächsten Flut
Sächsische Zeitung online

December 2014/ January 2015 Elektromobilität
December 6, 2014 Stadt investiert in mehr Sicherheit auf Striezelmarkt
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
December 3, 2014 Mehr Mobilität ermöglichen
Straubinger Tageblatt
December 3, 2014 Stadt gehen Ideen im Kampf gegen Feinstaub aus
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
December 1, 2014 Batteriebus besteht erste Testphase
Sächsische Zeitung
November 29, 2014 Schon 32 Mal Feinstaubalarm
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
November 23, 2014 Stromlinen - Dresden testet E-Busse
DNN Sonntag online
November 21, 2014 Grauer Asphalt wird zur Autobahn 2.0
November 18, 2014 Südamerikaner wollen Dresdner Superbus
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten  
November 17, 2014 Elektro-Linienbus
Welt online
November 17, 2014 Voller Akku binnen Minuten
FOCUS online
November 15, 2014 Per Algorithmus zum Lenkmanöver
Main Echo online
November 13, 2014 Sachsen orientiert sich beim Brandschutz an Weißwasser
Sächsische Zeitung online
November 10, 2014 Hightech auf dem Wasser: In der Lausitz entsteht das modernste Hausboot der Welt
WiWo Green online
November 4, 2014 Fraunhofer-Forscher testen ihre neueste Kreation im Linienbetrieb der Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
November 4, 2014 Klingt wie Straßenbahn, fährt wie Bus
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten online
November 4, 2014 Einmal nachladen, bitte
Sächsische Zeitung
November 3, 2014 Stromer im Linientest: Fraunhofer und die DVB testen ab heute Batteriebus
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
November 1/2, 2014 Freie Fahrt für den Flüsterbus
Sächsische Zeitung
October 27, 2014 Digitaler Schutz vor Hochwasser
Sächsische Zeitung online
October 6, 2014 Katastrophenschützer üben an der Neiße
Sächsische Zeitung
October 2, 2014 Im November rollt der erste Elektrobus durch Dresden
Sächsische Zeitung
October 1, 2014 Der O-Bus kommt wieder
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
October 1, 2014 Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe testen Elektrobus auf den Linien 61 und 79
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
September 30, 2014 EU-Katastrophenschützer trainieren an der Neiße
Sächsische Zeitung, Ausgabe Görlitz
September 15, 2014 Beistand für die Feuerwehr
Ostthüringer Zeitung Gera
September 4, 2014 Nie wieder Angstpegelstände
Sächsische Zeitung, Ausgabe Bischofswerda
July 19, 2014 Mehr Aufmerksamkeit, weniger Stress
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
July 18, 2014 Neuer Schwung für Dresdens E-Mobile
Sächsische Zeitung
June 25, 2014 Im Wandel der Zeit
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
June 17, 2014 Die alte Fachbibliothek ist erwachsen geworden
Dresdner Universitätsjournal
May 2014 Fast nichts ist unmöglich
January 29, 2014 Dresdens Busse werden wieder elektrisch
Sächsische Zeitung

October 24, 2013 Spritztour im längsten Bus der Welt
Sächsische Zeitung
October 24, 2013 Dresdner Riesenbus wird TV-Star: MDR dreht auf Fraunhofer-Gelände
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten online
October 18, 2013 Fraunhofer wertet IVI auf: Dresdner Institut selbständig
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
October 8, 2013 Kommandosystem aus Sachsen stößt auf großes Interesse
Freie Presse Chemnitz
October 7, 2013 Feuerwehr in Not
Sächsische Zeitung
September 24, 2013 Forschungsinstitute sollen sich riskanteren Projekten stellen
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
July 6/7, 2013 Roboter, Drohnen und Chipkuchen
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
June 27, 2013 Neues Zuhause für den längsten Bus der Welt
Sächsische Zeitung online
April 20, 2013 Fliegender Wechselrahmen
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
April 16, 2013 Autotram: Und wie wär's damit, Aachen?
Aachener Zeitung
April 2, 2013 Längster Bus der Welt auf der Hannover Messe Omnibusrevue
April 2013 Halb Bus, halb Straßenbahn
March 26, 2013 Weltrekord-Bus rollt wie auf Schienen
Aachener Zeitung
January/February 2013 Umweltfreundlich und flexibel -
die AutoTram Extra Grand

February 4, 2013 Total geschlaucht
Sächsische Zeitung

December 19, 2012 Forscher kritisieren Umweltzone
Leipziger Volkszeitung
November 27, 2012 Dreißiger Zonen und Stop-and-Go-erhöhen Stickoxidbelastung deutlich
Dresdner Universitätsjournal
November 2012 Lindwurm für die City
lastauto omnibus
October 1, 2012 Fraunhofer-Institut wächst zügig
Sächsische Zeitung
September 28, 2012 Verkehrsexperten von Fraunhofer bauen aus
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
August 24, 2012 Kiemers größte Fahrt
Sächsische Zeitung
August 23, 2012 Dresden hat den längsten Bus der Welt
Sächsiche Zeitung
August 23, 2012 Mann, ist der lang, Mann!
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
August 21, 2012 Premiere für den längsten Bus der Welt
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
June 2012 Möglichkeiten zur Optimierung der Hybridtechnik bei Stadtbussen