For electric mobility to be successful, vehicle
weight, safety and reliability play an important
role. The Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed
Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, located in
Freiburg im Breisgau and Efringen-Kirchen, is
working on making future electric cars lighter,
safer and more reliable for everyday use and
under extreme conditions.
For this, our Fraunhofer Crash Center comes to
good use, with full-vehicle and component crash
test facilities, tomography lab and a battery test
stand for destructive dynamic tests of electri-
cal energy storage units. In addition to these
research competencies, Fraunhofer EMI has
proven expertise in the numerical simulation of
dynamic loading processes for materials of all
kinds – from steel to CFRP and textile materials.
The combination of these capacities allows for
the development of innovative vehicle designs
and safety concepts for passengers and energy
storage units for electric vehicles. The latest
high-performance materials for lightweight
construction are characterised and improved,
and lithium-ion battery processes are analysed,
using innovative sensors and the most precise
of measurement technology.
In addition, scientists conduct safety and relia-
bility analyses (for example, on battery manage-
ment systems and high-voltage drive-trains),
applying lean methodology to determine re-
quirements, system design and verification.
Fraunhofer EMI
dynamics for safety
Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed
Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI
Eckerstrasse 4
79104 Freiburg, Germany
Year of establishment:
305 (2012)
EUR 22 million (2012)
Benjamin Scharte
Phone: +49 761 2714 538
Fax: +49 761 2714 1538
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