3D Ultrashall - 3D ultrasound for person recognition at shunting stations

INVESTIGATION OF 3D ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY FOR PERSON RECOGNITION DURING RAILWAY SHUNTING

From retail to industrial production – without goods traffic, many areas of everyday life would collapse. Every day, several million tonnes are conveyed by road, rail, air, and water. In rail freight transport alone, 364 million tonnes were transported in 2016, according to information provided by the German Federal Statistical Office. The freight wagons are used for shunting multiple times.  more about this project

FAMA - Freely programmable variable message traffic signs

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INNOVATIVE, FREELY PROGRAMMABLE LED VARIABLE MESSAGE TRAFFIC SIGN WITH A SINGLE-PART LENS SYSTEM AND CLUSTER-BASED LED AND DRIVER MONITORING, BASED ON INNOVATIVE CONTROL AND LENS SYSTEMS

In order to guarantee a safe flow of traffic, even in the event of construction work, accidents and other events, it is necessary to update the traffic rules rapidly and in accordance with the relevant rules. One possible way of doing this involves the use of LED variable message traffic signs.  more about this project

FORMUS3IC - Systems improvement community

MULTI-CORE SAFE AND SOFTWARE-INTENSIVE SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT COMMUNITY

Embedded systems are among the driving technologies of Germany as a business location. 90% of innovations in industry – for example, in the automotive or avionics sector – come from the field of embedded systems. In the automotive industry alone, the software development for these systems now accounts for over 50% of the total development costs. Increasing demands for ever more sophisticated functions, for example automated or autonomous driving, have led to a paradigm shift in the processors used in these systems.  more about this project

FVA801I- Dynamic dependency in the DC link circuit

DYNAMIC DEPENDENCY IN THE DC LINK CIRCUIT

The increasing spread of electric vehicles leads to increasingly large variations in the implementation of the electric drive train. These range from e-vehicles with one or more drives and various hybrid systems to vehicles powered by fuel cells. Depending on the driving situation and on the different frequencies of clocked consumers, load changes occur which lead to interdependencies between the connected components in the DC circuit.  more about this project

Hybridlok - Hybrid drive for shunting locomotives

MODELLING, SIMULATING, AND VALIDATING THE OPERATION OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR HYBRID-POWERED SHUNTING LOCOMOTIVES

Demand for energy-efficient and low-emission propulsion long ago formed the driving force behind a rethink with regard to the development of railway rolling stock. The introduction of more stringent environmental standards is putting pressure on the operators of diesel locomotives to reduce emissions such as harmful substances and noise. New fuel-saving strategies are needed, especially in order to reduce CO2 emissions.  more about this project

iKSM – integrated stator cage machine

INTEGRATED STATOR CAGE MACHINE (iKSM)

Energy-efficient electrical motors and propulsion systems form an important component of the energy transition. Electrical motors of that type include individual coils with multiple windings as conductors. These are configured as a string and are distributed across the dimensions of the motor.  more about this project

LEV@KEP - Cargo bike for sustainable urban logistics

RESEARCH ACCOMPANYING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A REGISTRATION-EXEMPT LEV (LIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLE) FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN LOGISTICS, ESPECIALLY FOR THE MICRO-DEPOT CONCEPT IN THE CEP SECTOR

In the “Pilot project for sustainable urban logistics by means of CEP services using the micro-depot concept within the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region”, the use of Pedelec delivery bicycles is intended to enable the CEP companies DPD and GLS to deliver packages efficiently, sustainably, and emission-free.  more about this project

Low RPM Observer - Observation process to determine the rotor position

LOW RPM OBSERVER MIT SINGLE-SHUNT STROM-MESSUNG

In the case of cost-driven propulsion applications in particular, such as ventilators in the automotive industry, efforts are being made to reduce component costs and to replace their function with smart software algorithms. An established process in the case of permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs) is to forgo the use of a rotor position encoder and to use an algorithm to determine the rotor position from the three phase currents measured.  more about this project

Micro-depot concept - Sustainable urban logistics

PILOT PROJECT FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN LOGISTICS BY MEANS OF CEP SERVICES USING THE MICRO-DEPOT CONCEPT WITHIN THE NUREMBERG METROPOLITAN REGION

High traffic volume is a main cause of pollution in cities. Above all, nitric oxides and particulate matter negatively affect health. Many German cities have therefore introduced environment zones, which are controversial due to insufficient control. The micro-depot concept will test a new possibility for reducing air pollution in the city of Nuremberg.  more about this project

Micro-depot concept - Transfer of the Nuremberg micro-depot concept to other cities

NUREMBERG MICRO-DEPOT CONCEPT IN THE CEP INDUSTRY: TRANSFERABILITY TO OTHER CITIES AND INTEGRATION OF INNOVATIVE SAME-DAY DELIVERY CONCEPTS

The courier, express, and package (CEP) industry is growing in Germany considerably faster than the logistics market as a whole. A large proportion of the collection and delivery takes place in urban conurbations. The goods traffic incurred by this not only contributes to the high traffic volume in cities but also pollutes the environment.  more about this project

OHM RUNNER

A SMART ROUTE FOR SELF-DRIVING MODEL VEHICLES

The amount of research currently being carried out into the Car-2-X applications and self-driving vehicles illustrates the immense efforts to ensure that self-driving vehicles are integrated into the existing road transport situation in the near future. Nonetheless, smart driver assist and self-driving systems consist of complex hardware and software systems that must meet stringent requirements.  more about this project

Results

Retrox - New methods for the configuration and production of retroreflectors

AN INNOVATIVE CONFIGURATION AND PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR RETROREFLECTORS IN VEHICLE LIGHTING SYSTEMS

No car is allowed to drive on Germany’s public roads without being fitted with a retroreflector. Each of these retroreflectors therefore consists of a number of prismatic reflectors, arranged so that they utilize the total reflectivity of the mirrors in such a way that any light landing on the reflector is thrown back in the direction from which it came. Due to the stringent requirements with regard to the surface and the angular tolerance, retroreflectors can only be produced using retroreflector tool inserts with sharpened pin packages.  more about this project

Recording road conditions - recording using vibration monitoring

Recording the condition of the road surfacing by means of vibration monitoring

In order to guarantee the value-creation chain in our globalized world, individual, goods and public transport need to be able to rely on an infrastructure that works. When it comes to operating land-based means of transport, roads form an important component of that system, so maintaining them and recording their condition are of fundamental importance. In Germany, the condition of roads is recorded using measurement systems and visual methods.  more about this project

Value@Service - Sustainable logistical value-added services by means of cooperative use of resources

SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICAL VALUE ADDED SERVICES FOR STATIONARY RETAIL AND PHARMACIES BY MEANS OF COOPERATIVE RESOURCE UTILIZATION IN LOGISTICS NETWORKS

In the “Pilot project for sustainable urban logistics by means of CEP services using the micro-depot concept within the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region”, the use of delivery bicycles enabled packages to be delivered and collected efficiently, sustainably, and emission-free. The success of the concept convinced the participating businesses that the micro-depot concept has completely established itself and will be continued following completion of the pilot phase.  more about this project

ViReFuRa - Using VR to promote pedestrian and bicycle traffic

USING VR TO PROMOTE PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE TRAFFIC

Due to ongoing climate change, cities are increasingly focusing on low-energy mobility forms. Non-motorised types of locomotion are being promoted and be a focus of urban and traffic planning efforts, because, besides bicycling, walking is the most energy-efficient form of mobility and is extremely healthy.  more about this project