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Research area


From the idea to series production; this is the motto of the R&D activities of the research area. In the particular field of special drives such as two-wheeler vehicles, recreation vehicles, work equipment and energy converters, the department's field of work includes the following activities:

  • Theoretical basic research and studies

  • Concepts and developments for vehicles and vehicle drives, in particular two-wheelers and recreation vehicles as well as energy converters

  • Design and assessment of hybrid and electric drives

  • Development of conventional and novel combustion processes including alternative and near CO2 neutral fuels

  • Simulation of energy conversion systems, combustion processes, flow processes and piston engines using flow simulations, finite element methods and multi-body dynamics

  • Design and layout of drive systems from experimental test vehicles to production vehicles in the two-wheeler range

  • Development and integration of electrical sensors and powertrain control systems

  • Experimental investigations and development on engine test benches, chassis dynamometers and on the road

  • Homologation: noise, exhaust, engine power, AMK

  • engine process calculation 

  • Consulting