Science & Innovation
training and development, research institutes , universities
research for the car of tomorrow
The Research Center for Information Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (FZI) is an independent non-profit institution for application research and technology transfer in the field of computer science. Its object is to make the latest academic fi ndings in information technology available for companies and public institutions. In cooperation projects and on behalf of its partners, FZI produces prototypes of concepts, software, hardware and system solutions. With its FZI House of Living Labs, the FZI has a suitable research environment for practical research. In the field of electric mobility, the FZI researches, develops and evaluates mobility concepts and functions for electrically powered vehicles. This includes methods targeting range optimisation, integrated mobility concepts for tomorrow and the integration of (for example, fee-based) future e-mobility concepts into the transport and energy infrastructure.The FZI has a specially customised electric vehicle which, in addition to innovative drive components, features a comprehensive, fully accessible energy management system. This allows the development of new drive, operating and recuperation strategies. In addition, a mobility platform is available for integrated and local e-mobility and a building energy management system for the optimal planning of electric vehicle charging operations.