The ika-Meetup Series of Events


One of the greatest challenges of our time, shaping the mobility of the future, is the focus of ika-Meetups. Launched in March 2018 with the focus on "Automated Driving", they have firmly established themselves in the scientific calendar of events on the RWTH campus. At the beginning of this year the topic "E-Mobility" was added.

Like their role models in Silicon Valley, the ika Meetups are also characterized by a relaxed atmosphere, in which the participants eagerly discuss the topic over snacks and drinks after each lecture and expand their personal network

The speakers are proven experts from research and industry who present current research and development topics. The lectures do not have the character of a purely scientific specialist lecture and it is important that, in addition to the technical solution, practical applications are also presented.

In addition to experts from the automotive sector (engineering colleagues as well as scientific and technical staff), the target group naturally includes students from the RWTH and FH Aachen and interested citizens from the city region.

Thanks to sponsoring by fka GmbH, admission, snacks and drinks are free of charge.

ika-Meetup Newsletter

With our newsletter you won't miss any of our ika-meetups - subscribe now!

I agree to the Privacy policy.

The next ika-Meetup will be held on Thursday, July 18!

[Grafik: ika-Meetup]

Our Meetup series for interested parties presents and discusses current, practice-relevant research topics in the field of future mobility.

Do radars see what they ought to see?
Methods for testing future requirements for automotive radars

Thomas Dallmann (Fraunhofer FHR)

Highly automated driving requires that radar sensors in the vehicle permanently provide highly reliable and precise information about the vehicle's surroundings. Automotive suppliers and manufacturers are therefore already testing their function on a large scale, for example as part of test drives. But, according to current estimates, more than 10 million km will have to be covered for each sensor model. Are test drives still a feasible way of testing?

Thomas Dallmann will explain how radars are currently being tested and which approaches currently under development could make it possible to solve this problem in the future.

[Foto: Thomas Dallmann]

Dr. Thomas Dallmann

  • is team leader of the research group Aachen of the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Technology FHR<./li>
  • is engaged in the development of new sensor concepts and validation approaches for automotive radars.

The event starts at 18:00 hrs, the talk will be held in German.
Registration is requested.

to next Meetup  to previous Meetup to registration


Dr.-Ing. Adrian Zlocki
Senior Manager Automated Driving
+49 241 8861 219


Seminar room S206
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)
Steinbachstr. 7
52074 Aachen


to registration

Further events:

Overview of past ika-Meetups

Copyright © 2019 Institute for Automotive Engineering | Certified according to ISO 9001:2015