What progress has been achieved in this field and how future individual mobility may affect our lives will become apparent at the 12th Stuttgart International Symposium Automotive and Engine Technology. The biggest event for automotive experts in southern Germany—organised by the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS) at the University of Stuttgart and ATZlive along with media support from the magazines ATZ and MTZ—covers every aspect, such as how further improvements to fuel economy and a reduction in emissions are possible, with more than eighty sessions. The aim of optimising the entire vehicle can only be achieved if improvements to the power train are also supported by positive contributions from body construction, including interior equipment, and the chassis.
As always, the Institute of Vehicle Concepts will be represented both as an exhibitor and in the conference's programme.
Methods for creating customised load carriage structures and their implementation with a body segment as an example
13 March 2012, 11:00 a.m., Section 4, Reutlingen Room
Functionally integrated fibre composite structures with the 'Active lightweight chassis' project as an example
14 March 2012, 09:00 a.m., Section 3, Bertha-Benz-Saal