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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

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.

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.

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.

Completed projects

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.