Automotive/Transportation

The application areas automotive and transportation technologies are core competences of Fraunhofer IZM since it’s establishment. Automotive driving and new ways of transportation, especially in urban areas, are hot topics all over the industry. The institute has worked with OEMs, tier 1s and, in particular, their suppliers. Fraunhofer IZM intends to “electronify” the automobile at all levels. We develop innovative, cost-efficient and reliable solutions. This includes the prototype level, for conventional, hybrid and electric drive engineering and safety and comfort systems. The field of application consists of different competences: Sensor and actuator technology, Power electronics, Reliability management and assurance and Robust design. 

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