Automotive/Transportation

Automotive/Transportation – core competence at Fraunhofer IZM

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.

Automotive/Transportation – core competence at Fraunhofer IZM

QUANTUM SENSORS HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE: FROM THE SEABED TO YOUR POCKET

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WHAT MAKES DIGITAL CAMERAS WORK: IMAGE SENSORS

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CARBON-BASED MATERIALS – A WINDOW TO THE NEW REALITY OF FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS

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A GLIMPSE INTO THE WORLD OF METALLIC INTERCONNECTIONS FOR EXTREME APPLICATIONS

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HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING – FROM VIDEOGAMES TO AUTONOMOUS CARS

Over the next ten years, major progress needs to be made in the area of conventional computing in order to keep pace with the requirements of new applications. High Performance Computing (HPC) is one option to amplify the capabilities of…