The department of Vehicle Systems and Technology Assessment identifies, analyses, and motivates future vehicle concepts for road and rail traffic from the perspective of engineering, commerce, society, and environment. Technology assessment is aligned quantitatively, prospectively, and systematically in order to enable assessment of novel vehicle technologies with respect to the criteria of energy, emissions, costs, and utilities in the context of society. Changing parameters and requirements are being continually identified and reflected back on, or projected into the design of future vehicle concepts.
Essential constituents of the research here are:
Mapping of the competitive situation of vehicle and fuel technologies as well as the identification of possible development and diffusion paths in the future are central goals within the vehicle engineering scenarios. We understand this competition for customer and environmental benefits in a systematic, interdisciplinary, and global connection of engineering, science, economy, ecology, and society.