The Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI employs over 90 researchers in four departments. The institute cooperates closely with the universities TU Dresden and TU Bergakademie Freiberg. In close collaboration with clients and partners as well as policy makers and funding agencies, visions have been designed and solutions presented.
The institute's research focus lies on well-established topics from vehicle and propulsion technologies, as well as on new challenges in the context of automated and connected driving. Technologies for the improvement of civil security are also becoming increasingly important. In order to respond to the rising demand of accident data collection and analysis, the research group »Vehicle and Road Safety« has been established.
The Fraunhofer IVI’s facilities and large equipment include
- stationary high-performance test stands for batteries and engines
- diverse laboratory facilities
- innovative test platforms and vehicles
- stationary and portable measurement technology as well as
- modern IT structures
The institute’s research infrastructure was enhanced by a new technical center especially for the areas of vehicle and propulsion technologies: the vehicle hall with crane system includes a work platform for buses and electric vehicles.
An adjoining test track provides sufficient space for
- test drives
- test of new propulsion technologies
- tests of positioning and sensor systems as well as
- public presentations