At THI, guest professor Alessandro Zimmer is strengthening collaborations between Bavaria and Latin America, driving research in AI and mobility engineering across the globe.
In collaboration with business partners, researchers are developing ways to improve mobility in rural regions and expand e-vehicle charging infrastructure.
No other technology has changed our society and working environment as rapidly as Artificial Intelligence. In manufacturing and logistics, in particular, intelligent control and assistance systems can provide key competitive advantages.
Growing electromobility poses new challenges for the infrastructure: Stations for charging batteries must be optimally integrated into the stationary energy network available on site. A comprehensive charging concept for different vehicle types is necessary. The goal of the joint project "eMobiGrid", in which the University of Bayreuth, three medium-sized companies and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are working closely together, is to develop practical solutions for these challenges and thus accelerate the traffic turnaround. The German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) is funding the project with a total of around three million euros for three years.
Preventing accidents by computing impending collisions of drones or cars: that is the goal of Darius Burschka. The professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) tracks every point in images generated by cameras carried by flying drones or cars on the road. In principle he applies the “constant bearing” technique traditionally used by navigators at sea.
Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed autonomous driving software which distributes risk on the street in a fair manner. The algorithm contained in the software is considered to be the first to incorporate the 20 ethics recommendations of the EU Commission expert group, thus making significantly more differentiated decisions than previous algorithms. Operation of automated vehicles is to be made significantly safer by assessing the varying degrees of risk to pedestrians and motorists. The code is available to the general public as Open Source software.
The University of Bayreuth is contributing its expertise in additive manufacturing to a major European project: The EU is funding the Hybrid ElectriC regional Aircraft distribution Technologies (Hecate) project with more than 34 million euros, which aims to make aviation more environmentally friendly. The Chair of Environmental Production Technology at the University of Bayreuth is responsible for sustainable components in the project.
Operational reliability, durability and high energy density: In these respects, solid-state batteries are superior in principle to conventional liquid electrolyte lithium-ion batteries. Some of the problems standing in the way of widespread industrial application – in the field of electromobility, for example – are the poor interface compatibility between cathode and electrolyte and low ionic conductivity at room temperature. An international team led by Prof. Dr. Seema Agarwal at the University of Bayreuth has now developed a solution: a very thin solid electrolyte consisting of a polymer-ceramic composite. The researchers present their discovery in the journal "Advanced Energy Materials".
The Bavarian Centre for Battery Technology (BayBatt) at the University of Bayreuth celebrates the inauguration of its new premises in the presence of Minister President Dr. Markus Söder. On four floors and an area of around 7,000 square metres, the building offers plenty of space for research and development of safe, sustainable and intelligent energy storage systems - in close cooperation between scientists and companies. The central task is interdisciplinary research at the interfaces of materials science, electrochemistry, engineering, information technology and economics, as well as university teaching on the topic of battery storage.
Whether you need to go to work, the train station, the doctor's, the grocery store, or you want to visit family or go on a trip – outside of cities, such trips are often made by private vehicle. This is because there is usually not enough demand for large buses that would run a fixed route to maintain an economical operation. This gap is filled by so-called dial-a-bus services such as the "VGI-Flexi" service offered by the Ingolstadt transport association (VGI), which is being scientifically supported by logistics expert Prof. Dr. Pirmin Fontaine from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU).