In close cross-divisional collaboration of all our departments and cooperation with external research partners, ika analyses and optimizes the vehicle as a whole, while paying attention to the complex interactions between its individual subsystems. Thereby our work focuses on a vehicle’s various features; safety, energy efficiency and driving experience.

In combination with our research areas Intelligent Driver Assistance and Vehicle Guidance, Sustainable Lightweight Design, Energy and Thermal Management and Vehicle Concepts, our activities in total also address important societal questions of our age. Thus, we do not only explore the vehicle as such, but also consider its interaction with the environment.

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Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)
RWTH Aachen University

Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen · Germany

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