Wieslauf Valley Railway
Concept study of a zero-emission public transport solution for the train line between Schorndorf and Rudersberg
Study of zero-emission public transport concepts in the Rems-Murr district placing particular emphasis on the establishment of a hydrogen-based or battery-powered operation of the train line for the Wieslauf Valley Railway. The study will focus on:
a) Market sounding of suitable concepts & associated framework conditions
b) Design and calculation of the project (incl. profitability calculation)
c) Compilation of draft proposals in collaboration with our partners and the municipalities and authorities responsible
- Life cycle assessment studies for vehicle modules of electric vehicles
- Multiphase electric machines
- Waiblingen Prototype Park
- Test rig for 48 V hybrid drives
- Technological impact assessment of mobile fuel cell drives
Satellite-Mobility-Hubs Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
The main idea behind the SaMoHubs-HE project was to draw up a concept to create so-called Satellite-Mobility-Hubs at the three university sites - the City Centre campus, the Hilltop campus (incl. the site in Weststadt) and the campus in Göppingen. It would then be possible to reduce or improve the utilisation of motorised private means of transport and bring about a shift in mobility to public means of transport or other mobility provisions, such as car & bike sharing. These are primarily.
Creating traffic infrastructures, such as a parking and charging infrastructure, which are dimensioned according to need and can be flexibly expanded or reconfigured.
Developing a mobility management platform which brings together and visualises all the mobility and infrastructure provisions and provides users with direct access.
Zero-emission local public transport
Scientific development of a concept to establish a regional, zero-emission scheduled bus network in a metropolitan area
Increasing volumes of traffic mean metropolitan areas in particular are being required to develop a CO2-neutral and extensive infrastructure for local public transport in addition to building new roads. The use of buses which utilise hydrogen and fuel cell technologies was investigated in a transport region near Stuttgart with the aim of creating an attractive local public transport system. A close collaborative approach was employed to develop and analyse a concept to extend one bus route initially into a neighbouring town on behalf of a regional bus company and the municipal utilities. The results obtained on the advantages of an electric bus fleet over a fleet powered by combustion engines can then serve as a recommendation to convert more of the company’s bus routes.
Booster inverter combination for 48 V hybrid drives
A test rig is being set up to facilitate the study of 48 V drive systems in hybridised motor vehicles. The load drive in the 30 kW power class has torque and speed levels (300 Nm/8,000 rpm) which are designed for integrated-gear hybrid drives. The work will include the mechanical setup, the setting up of the load drive, the mechanical adaptation of the device under test, the implementation of a test rig control and the setting up of a 48 V supply system.
- Testing the "Gottlieb” electric community bus
- Study of innovative interface concepts for fully automated driving applications on public roads
- Study of the degradation of fuel cell components and battery cathodes with the atomic force microscope
- Smart EnergyCity
- Solar energy test array and carport, demonstration unit Göppingen
- Innovative system of learning
- Hybrid collaborative doctoral programme