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Dr.-Ing. Dinesh Thirunavukkarasu
Manager Research Area
Vehicle Concepts & HMI
+49 241 80 25699

Dominik Werner M.Sc.
Manager Research Area
Vehicle Dynamics & Acoustics
+49 241 80 29383

Timo Woopen M.Sc.
Manager Research Area
Vehicle Intelligence & Automated Driving
+49 241 80 23549


Disruptive Modular Architecture for Agile, Automated Vehicle Concepts

UNICARagil unites the competences of leading German universities in the field of automated driving and selected industrial partners, to rethink future mobility and vehicles with their development processes. …



6G research hub for open, efficient and secure mobile communication systems

The 6GEM consortium, comprising of five universities and four research institutions and coordinated by RWTH Aachen University, researches future sixth-generation (6G) wireless communication networks. The …



Addressing the challenges of introducing higher automation

The EU Hi-Drive project addresses problems that currently stand in the way of the introduction of highly automated driving. The overall goal is to improve automated driving. The project addresses systems …



Vehicles and VRU Virtual eValuation of Road Safety

The Project Vehicles and VRU Virtual eValuation of Road Safety (V4Safety) deals with the harmonization of a method for the effectiveness analysis of traffic solutions. Driver assistance systems, as well …


V&V Methods

Verification and validation methods of automated vehicles Level 4 and 5

To introduce fully automated and autonomous driving, testing is an essential part. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, 23 well-known partners from industry and research develop methods …


Concept development of a steel battery housing

Development of a lightweight structural concept for a steel battery housing

The aim of the project is to design a steel battery housing with particular attention to joinability and corrosion protection. The increased use of steel poses far-reaching challenges in terms of design, …


Proactive SAFEty systems and tools for a constantly UPgrading road environment - SAFE-UP

The EU funded project “SAFE-UP” addresses the upcoming safety challenges related to Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) and occupant protection systems in future road traffic and mobility scenarios

SAFE-UP combines the competences of 18 partners including leading universities and selected industrial partners to develop safety systems in future transport and mobility scenarios. The SAFE-UP consortium …


SET Level

Simulation based development and testing of automated driving

The project SET Level addresses the simulation-based development and testing of Level 4 and 5 vehicles for urban areas. Numerical simulation methods will be further developed and new mechanisms for model …



Harmonized European Solutions for Testing Automated Road Transport

The HEADSTART project is a European project to develop and define a harmonized validation methodology for Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) functions. There are several countries all over Europe by …



Developing new occupant protection principles for highly automated vehicles within EU funded project OSCCAR

The new EU Horizon 2020 research project “OSCCAR - Future Occupant Safety for Crashes in Cars” develops a novel approach to improve the safety for all occupants involved in future accidents with autonomous …



Measures for Behaving Safely in Traffic

MeBeSafe is a H2020 RIA project, granted by the European Commission and coordinated by the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika). The consortium is comprised of 15 partners including automotive OEMs …



Intelligence for efficiently electrified and automated driving through sensor networking

Automated driving functions for highway and parking scenarios are already available in series production and have reached an advanced status in research for higher automation level. In these scenarios …



Safe Small Electric Vehicles through Advanced Simulation Methodologies

Urban traffic will significantly change. Due to a substantial increase of small electric vehicles, a change of the most relevant collision scenarios is expected. Thus new vehicles shall be designed considering …



Design of Electric Light Vans for Environment-impact Reduction

The DELIVER project serves the purpose of exploring and identifying conceptual design options for fully electric light commercial vehicles in urban areas. The project partners, which bundle different …



Optimised Storage Integration for the Electric Car

OSTLER is three and a half year project, funded under the funding line Smart Storage integration of the European Commission. The aim of the project is to develop a modular, electric main battery system, …



Assessment methodologies for forward looking integrated pedestrian and further extension to cyclist safety systems

In spite of continuously improved safety measures in cars, pedestrians and cyclists are still particularly at risk. In 2009, pedestrians have been accounting for more than 19 % of road fatalities in the …



Accident Avoidance by Active Intervention for Intelligent Vehicles

The objective of the European research project interactIVe (accident avoidance by active intervention for Intelligent Vehicles) is to get a step closer to the vision of an accident-free traffic by developing …



Development of a CFRP engine hood

Within this project a CFRP engine hood in integral sandwich consruction based on the Ford Focus has been developed. Compared to the steel reference a weight reduction of 60 % has been realised with reasonable …


e performance

Holistic development approach of an electric vehicle

In October 2009 the research project „e performance“ started, that followed a holistic development approach towards electric mobility. The cooperating partners in the project were the Audi AG …



Testing Methods for Active Safety Functions

The goal of the support action ActiveTest was to increase road safety by supporting the introduction of active safety functions, which allow mitigation or even avoidance of accidents. During the course …


Pedestrian Protection

Evalution of active deployable systems regarding passive safety

Safety in the framework of a test procedure for pedestrian protection (FE 82.350/2008) Since the introduction of the EU-directive 2003/102/EG and the following EU-regulation VO (EG) 78/2009, requirements …



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

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