Presentations at the EMAG Group’s 2019 Technology Forum
Part 4: Low-Emission Zones and Diesel Bans—Opportunities for an E-Mobile Future?
A guest presentation given by Prof. Matthias Klingner, Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems
Over the next few weeks, this multi-part series will be going into detail about the contributions of our guest speakers at the EMAG Group’s Technology Forum, to be held on May 15 and 16 in Salach, Germany.
In this blog, we’d like to present information about the contribution to be made by Prof. Matthias Klingner, Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (IVI). The Fraunhofer IVI in Dresden, Germany, conducts research in the fields of vehicle and drive technology, as well as intelligent transport systems all the way to the areas of materials planning and logistics. The institute has also contributed to the development of the German mobile ticketing system, HandyTicket Deutschland, and has shown how e-mobility can be implemented in a meaningful way in public transportation with AutoTram® Extra Grand and the quick-charging electric bus.
Prof. Klingner, very roughly summarized, at the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (IVI), you work on tomorrow’s mobility. In your opinion, how will we commute five or ten years from now?
New concepts and innovative solutions are required to make better use of existing infrastructure, use energy resources more efficiently and further increase traffic security. However, it will still take quite some time before alternative drive technologies become predominant. The combustion engine will still be around for a number of years.
E-mobility will slowly make its entrance onto the scene with battery powered buses, electric distribution transport and an increasing number of e-cars; even hydrogen technologies will see a renaissance.
Which areas of research or results of the institute would you like to see implemented today rather than tomorrow and why?
E-mobility will become more attractive as the range of use increases significantly. Our institute is currently working with industry partners on quick-charging technologies that should satisfy this expectation. Intelligent transport systems are another area that the Fraunhofer IVI focuses its research. To accelerate the flow of traffic and decrease fuel consumption, it would also be desirable for several vehicles to be able to pass intersections in a synchronized manner.
Will these results be addressed in your presentation at the Technology Forum?
In my presentation, I will mainly go into the trends in the area of vehicle and drive technology. A large part of the discussion will be dedicated to the controversial topic of air pollution control and explore to what extent it makes sense to win political acceptance for traffic restrictions and diesel bans.
Prof. Klingner, thank you for your time.
Manufacturing solutions for Conventional and E-Powertrain Components at the 2019 Technology Forum
Tomorrow’s mobility will be influenced by a variety of factors—in particular our shared user behavior. There are already a number of options available today that we can use to create the right mix for ourselves based on the mobility service providers’ offer. Therefore, different types of mobility and drives will continue to coexist for years—if not decades. What this means to manufacturers and suppliers is that the range of parts to be machined will continue to increase. For many of these parts, EMAG will be introducing modern and lean manufacturing solutions that are based on the group’s vast technology expertise. In the theme area, forum participants will be able to discuss directly with the experts from the various departments and acquire knowledge about the opportunities that modern manufacturing solutions offer for e-bikes, powertrains, etc.
You can find all the information about the technology forum on the following page…