Research Fields

Working on a wide range of topics in various research fields, the Fraunhofer IVI is well-equipped to face the important challenges of our time.

Intelligent Transport Systems

Mobility and Assistance

  • Mobile public transport navigation
  • Traffic-oriented GIS systems and data integration
  • Concepts for the mobility of the future

Ticketing and Fares

  • Electronic and mobile ticketing
  • Innovative tariff systems for public transport and revenue calculation
  • Modeling and simulation of tariff systems

Transportation Systems/ Transport Planning

  • Transport network models and operation concepts for public and private transport
  • Lifecycle cost analyses and benefit-cost analyses

Identification of Traffic Situations

  • Data acquisition for road planning
  • Live camera system for traffic data acquisition
  • Detection and prognosis of traffic jams

Transportation Ecology

  • Traffic-related environmental studies
  • Analysis of traffic-related immissions
  • Evaluation of restrictive measures

Synchronized Mobility

Highly automated driving

Autonomous driving functions

Intelligent traffic management

Conntected transport mode

Vehicle and Propulsion Technologies

Propulsion Technologies

  • Drivetrain development
  • Alternative propulsion systems (hybrid, electric)
  • Energy management and auxiliary control
  • Operation concepts and consulting

Vehicle Technologies

  • Systems integration for vehicles
  • Air-conditioning concepts
  • Public transport simulation

Vehicle Control and Sensor Systems

  • Automated lane guidance
  • Electronic multi-axle steering systems
  • Test vehicles with measuring equipment
  • Navigability analyses

Vehicle and Road Safety

  • Driving simulation
  • Modeling of accidents
  • Analyses of accident data

Electromobility

Vehicle Energy Storage Systems

  • Battery system development
  • Mobile and stationary energy storage systems
  • Grid integration of charging processes

Battery Management Systems

  • Battery management systems for electric energy storage units
  • Energy management of hybrid propulsion systems

Recharging Technologies

  • Energy transmission and infrastructure for public transport vehicles
  • Concepts for the implementation of electric vehicle fleets
  • Accompaniment in the registration of new components

Energy Systems

Autonomous Utility Systems

  • Renewable heat and energy production
  • Energy management
  • Functional integration

Stationary Energy Storage Systems

  • Grid-balancing energy storage
  • Hydrogen production using excess electricity

Civil Protection and Security

Planning and Operation Command

  • Design of strategic and operative planning software
  • Software systems for hazard prevention
  • Social media analyses

Infrastructure Management

  • Optimal maintenance planning
  • Concepts for predictive maintenance
  • Simulation of long-term maintenance strategies

Social Media-Based Risk Assessment

  • Evaluation of free data streams with regard to emerging risks
  • Big Data applications

Process Data Analysis

Digital Business Processes

  • Development of digitalization strategies
  • Analysis of data streams
  • Optimization methods using Big Data approaches

Logistics

  • Robust and dynamic route planning
  • Online optimization under uncertainty
  • Realtime-capable algorithms and systems

Optical Measurement Systems

  • Infrared thermography in human and veterinary medicine
  • Methods of automated data processing