Groundbreaking research around the vehicle

At ika, we research future, efficient, sustainable and safe solutions for a wide range of use cases. In cities, in the countryside, individually or by public transport, but always sustainable, barrier-free and flexible - in order to identify and meet the complex and often conflicting requirements for mobility solutions, we have set up our research teams in an interdisciplinary and wide-ranging way.

Our colleagues from a wide range of disciplines jointly research the entire vehicle, including its systems and their interactions. The spectrum ranges from the chassis to the complete drive system, the body and electrics/electronics to driver assistance systems, vehicle acoustics and thermal management. This knowledge is used to develop concepts for components, systems or complete vehicles that also take into account the interaction of the driver with the vehicle in order to create solutions for people.

As part of RWTH Aachen University, the ika researches future, efficient, sustainable and safe mobility in all its sub-aspects.

Automated Driving


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Vehicle Concepts and Design


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Vehicle Concepts and Design


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Automated Driving


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Research projects

Energy and Drivetrain Management

BEV Goes eHighway

At the beginning of January 2022, the project "BEV Goes eHighway - BEE" was launched. The aim of the project is to further…

Vehicle Concepts and Design


In the vehicle development process, requirements form the basis for functions, principles of operations and solutions, right…



Development of an On-Board System to Detect Noise Emissions Populous urban areas and several rural areas are affected by…

Vehicle Concepts and Design

Profile Area Mobility & Transport Engineering

Mobility is the basis for participation in social and economic life and at the same time the cornerstorne for the economic…


Institute for Automotive Engineering
RWTH Aachen University
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen · Germany
+49 241 80 25600

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