Along with partners in industry and research institutes, German car maker Audi will develop a system concept for an electrical car. The German government funds the research with €22 million (about $31 million). The government plans to establish Germany as a lead market for electro-mobility. Electric cars are seen as a factor to reduce carbon dioxide emission and implement Germany’s climate protection goals, explained German federal research minister Annette Schavan. The government hopes that by 2020 at least one million electric cars will populate the country’s roads.
Is it the intention of the federal government, Germany will soon be in the field of electron mobility in the world’s top count. The Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) supports this development with a total of 700 million euros. In this framework will also include the Audi launched the joint project “ePerfomance” by the government with a total of 22 million euros. As a contractor for the Audi Electronics Venture GmbH in the project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern, which is an innovative collaborative approach to safety in the car of the future.
Until the year 2020 will be in Germany for at least one million electric cars on the streets of the market. From niche products for technology enthusiasts, and especially towards the environment-conscious attractive car with excellent driving characteristics. This image change was driven by electric sports car achieved. When new features of an intelligent vehicle being added, the electric car, so the conviction of the government, for many people even more interesting.
The aim of the research project “ePerformance” It is the electric drivetrain to completely re-designed and all electrical components in a vehicle to systematically optimize and increase its effectiveness. The ambitious project is here aware of the technological limits, and thus in high performance classes. The result is a sporty Audi typical, completely newly developed automobile.
In an electric vehicle have many different components work together and perfectly regulated and coordinated The Fraunhofer IESE supports the development of the whole concept of security of the vehicle, the danger and risk to the security architecture. Peter Liggesmeyer, E Referenzpflöcke for future vehicle generations must be set. Responsible for this is Dr. Mario Trapp he manages as the overall manager and head of department at Fraunhofer IESE the project. Liggesmeyer continued: “Both what the specific security concepts, as well as the methodology is concerned, we can the future of the automobile actively.” The share of the Fraunhofer IESE is 425,000 euros, spread over three years, valued.
The Federal Government pursues the electron mobility in a holistic strategy. With the “National Development electron mobility”, the first time all measures – from training and capacity building at universities on the battery development, network integration and energy management to prepare the market – with one another and coordinated implementation. Besides Audi also participate in the Robert Bosch GmbH and RWTH Aachen University in the “ePerformance” project.
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