Over 120 years of research and development
For more than 120 years, we have been investigating fundamental questions of vehicle technology as well as specific applications in our research. As one of only a few public research institutions worldwide, we at the ika are able to research the entire vehicle, including its systems and complex interactions.
Mobility is one of the central basic needs - making it possible for everyone in an ever more complex world is our drive and our task.
Our research areas at a glance:
Modern test benches, up-to-date CAE tools and research vehicles form the basis of our application-oriented research.
Topic-specific training for companies to prepare them for the automotive future.
Our expertise in research forms the basis for the comprehensive range of courses we offer and the supervision of student work.
We see the promotion and training of young scientists as one of our essential tasks.
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Fully automated and driverless
NAfter five years of intensive work, 8 universities and 9 companies today have presented their results to the public. Four…
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Eine offene Software- und Hardware-Architektur für zukünftige Fahrze
Der Einsatz von Elektronik und Software in Personenkraftwagen und Nutzfahrzeugen hat zu zahlreichen Innovationen geführt.…
Monday, January 09, 2023
Attraktive Lebensräume fürs Braunkohlerevier – Projekt BaLSaM hilf
Aachen, 09. Januar 2023: Was wird eigentlich aus den Braunkohlerevieren, wenn die Bagger abrücken? Langfristig sollen…
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Introducing LENS, a new Horizon Europe project on noise and air pollut
Aachen, 27.10.2022: LENS (L-vehicles Emissions and Noise mitigation Solutions) is a 36-months project funded by the Horizon…
Lightweight Design and Body Structures
One of the most important global goals is to significantly slow down or even stop global warming by reducing greenhouse gas…
To introduce fully automated and autonomous driving, testing is an essential part. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics…
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…
The EU Hi-Drive project addresses problems that currently stand in the way of the introduction of highly automated driving.…