RESEARCH IN MOTION
"The Research Institute of Automotive Engineer-ing and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS) is an independent institute and carries out research and development projects for the international automobile and supplier industry and closely cooperates with the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering (IVK) of Stuttgart University. In e-mobility, FKFS follows a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach in the areas of information technology, power engineering and vehicle technology. Innovative component and system test stands, a comprehensive subject pool, the latest charging infrastructure and an electric vehicle fleet allow automobile research at the highest level. Especially the Stuttgart driving simulator, the largest and most powerful system of its kind at a European research institution, is available for research projects in the field of electric mobility. Its core competencies cover the areas of drive-trains, driver assistance systems, simulations and tests. Public research projects (examples): Energetic optimisation of operating strategies for electric vehicles. ZuSE: reliability and safety of electric vehicles. ELENA 2: electrification upgrade of the drive-trains of commercial vehicles. BiPoLplus: bidirectional inductive position-tolerant charging of electric vehicles. DiNA: diagnosis of hybrid and electric vehicles. EFA 2014/2: energy-efficient driving 2014 phase II. Full vehicle simulation of a battery-powered electric vehicle."