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Innovative research projects implemented in cooperation with various partners are a key element for the further development of technologies and the industrialisation of electric mobility. For this reason, the members of the Cluster Electric Mobility South-West have been actively engaged in funded projects at regional, national and EU level since the early days of the network.

The four fields of innovation - Vehicle, Energy, Information and Communication Technology and Production - provide the framework for the cluster's substantive work and also account for the industries represented by the cluster's members. The cluster dynamically addresses innovative subjects to keep abreast of technological advancement. This also results in thematic interweaving and an increasing differentiation of the individual fields of innovation. 

The industrialisation of electric mobility is actively promoted by cluster partners in various research and development projects. Nationally funded or state funded projects are allocated to respectively one of four innovation fields. You will find a summary of all ongoing and finalised projects below.

Current projects

KIsSME - Artificial Intelligence in highly automated vehicles

The project “Artificial Intelligence for selective near-real-time recordings of scenario and manoeuvre data in testing highly automated vehicles” (short: KisSME) investigates how artificial intelligence can bundle data for automated driving. For more information, CLICK here.

SmartLoad - New methods for enhancing the reliability of highly automated electric vehicles

The SmartLoad project investigates methods for verifying the reliability and safety required for new electronic systems used in highly automated electric vehicles. The idea for this project was developed within the Cluster Electric Mobility South-West network. For more information CLICK here.

RELAI - Risk Estimation with a Learning AI

Synthetic testing scenarios (replicating real, challenging road traffic situations) can be used to test automated driving functions in various simulation environments or in real test fields. The testing scenarios are made available to the public in an open, standardised format via a web portal and mCloud, which is the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure’s data portal. For more information about RELAI CLICK here.

LionAid - Advanced Intelligent Diagnosis of Lithium-Ion Batteries

The project aims to develop a cost-effective, non-proprietary and user-friendly diagnostic tool for lithium-ion batteries (LIB). The system is developed as a demonstrator that can access the traction batteries of various electric vehicles via standard interfaces and at the same time uses complex battery diagnostic algorithms via an online connection to the cloud. For more information about LionAid CLICK here.

InnoTherMS - Innovative Predictive High Efficient Thermal Management System

The goal of this project is to develop and test an innovative scalable thermal management system for electric vehicles in urban and suburban transport by using existing energy potentials that would otherwise be lost to the environment. For more information about InnoTherMS CLICK here.

Completed projects

EMCC - Efficient Modular Convenient Charging System

Wireless and inductive charging are promising alternatives. EMCC consortium aims to develop and test a charging system that is modular, convenient, efficient, costeffective, and safe. For more information about EMCC CLICK here.

DiaMANT - Dialogue for automated, connected and electric mobility

The project pursues two essential targets related to automated, connected and electric driving. The first target is to present and explain the current state of the technology to the interested public, thereby initiating a dialogue. The second target is to further advance the development through dedicated measures. For more information, CLICK here.

BiLawE - Bidirectional, inductive charging system economical in electricity grid

Integration of inductive charging systems with maximum convenience for grid services and energy recovery. For further information CLICK here.

e²-Lenk – Energy Optimized, Smart Power Steering for Electric Vehicles

Integration of individual innovative vehicle technologies and solutions into an efficient holistic system. For further information CLICK here.

IMEI - integrated mobility and energy infrastructures

Study of two typical local scenarios of grid integration of electric vehicles for commercial and private users. For further information click HERE.

BiE - Evaluation of integrated electric mobility

Development of support systems for a better integration and acceptance of electric vehicles. For further information click HERE.

Autoples - Automated parking and charging of electric vehicle systems

Automated parking and charging systems for e-vehicles: user-oriented, energy efficient, marketable as well as technologically and economically future-oriented. For more information click HERE.

BIPoLplus - Contactless, inductive and position-tolerant charging

Development of an inductive charging system for e-vehicles with a nominal transmission capacity of up to 22 kW. For further information click HERE.

AutoSpEM - Automated approach for process-capable and efficient manufacture of storage batteries for electric mobility

Innovative processes and technologies for economic and process mature manufacturing of storage batteries for electrified mobility solutions. For further information click HERE.

eFleet – e-fleet and charging management

Efficient management of electrified and hybrid vehicle fleets and intelligent charging management for optimal availability of vehicles. For further information click HERE.

Epromo - Research of a modular process manufacturing concept for e-motor production

Expandable manufacturing, assembly and test concepts for electric power trains form small series to large-scale production. For further information click HERE.

Green navigation

Development of operational strategies for electric vehicles in combination with the infrastructure for optimised range. For further information click HERE.

InnoROBE – Innovative regenerative on-board energy converters

Cost-efficient solutions for the reduction of range problems of electric vehicles on the basis of independent energy converter systems supplied with renewable energies. For further information, CLICK here.

ProBat - Project planning for quality-oriented, flexible battery production systems

Continuous improvement of batteries and their production processes by way of concepts and instruments which serve the planning and management. For further informations, CLICK here.

GaTE - Holistic thermal management in the e-vehicle

Cost-efficient and energy-efficient heat pump concept for the heating and cooling of electric vehicles based on the analysis of the major energy flows. For further informations, CLICK here.

DiNA - Diagnosis and repair for electric vehicles

Efficient and reliable diagnostic potential for high-voltage systems in electric vehicles as well as definite error detection and modular set-up of repair. For further informations CLICK here.

ELISE - Autonomous charging unit and integrated data gateway for electric vehicles

Increase of economy, reliability and safety of electric vehicles by using a real-time, configurable telematics platform. For further informations, CLICK here.