How do new vehicle concepts, increasing electrification and automation impact vehicle body structures? Which methods can be used to optimize the material application with respect to structural efficiency? How can we improve safety? Thanks to our understanding of the entire vehicle and our expertise for vehicle construction, requirements and production as well as their layout and design, we research these and other questions.

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Dipl.-Ing. Lutz Berger
Head of Vehicle Concepts, Body & Interior

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Scooter Crash Test

In this test series we demonstrate possible collision scenarios of vehicles and scooters.

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epsilon: Lightweight body structure for a small electric vehicle

Within the EU-funded project “epsilon”, fka as project coordinator was responsible for creating the concept for the entire vehicle, the package and the structure in CAD.

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Crash-deformable battery systems

The energy storage is mostly positioned in those areas in vehicles, which are most unlikely to be deformed during a crash. These areas however are limited and therefore also limit the maximum battery capacity and the range of the vehicle.

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Material modeling and qualification

FEM calculations with an implicit time integration allow the analysis of stiffness and eigenmodes of vehicle bodies including different concepts for structural optimization, whereas the explicit time integration is used to evaluate temporarily dynamic loading conditions.

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CAMISMA: A lightweight seat structure based on thermoplastic FRP

Innovative materials with good weight-specific and mechanical properties as well as the appropriate use of materials in construction are essential to develop efficient vehicles with low emissions.

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