Science & Innovation
training and development, research institutes , universities
sustainale solutions for drive systems and mobility
The IPEK Institute of Product Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has its core competencies in academic research and application-oriented engineering in the areas of product development methods and processes, drive technology systems and components as well as sustainable mobility solutions. With its team of currently 90 employees headed by Professor Albers, the IPEK institute acts as a research and development partner for many well-established strategic partnerships (OEMs, systems suppliers and SMEs) from the automobile industry. In numerous projects directly related to practical applications, the focus is on solutions and methodical approaches that make a measurable contribution to value-adding and to the industrialisation of innovative technologies in sustainable mobility.The IPEK institute researches e-mobility issues utilising knowledge and model-based approaches with a focus on electric energy storage and drive systems. It also searches for new mobility concepts and validation methods and processes, with the aim of balancing the aspects of energy effi ciency, driving behaviour, NVH and safety. In addition to high-voltage energy storage devices which are designed from the sketch up and multi-criteria optimised, the institute also examines vehicle system requirements investigating its interactions with system components. The institute also designs innovative subsystems and finalises them for industrial realisation.