As part of RWTH Aachen University, the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) researches the complete vehicle including its systems and their interactions. From the initial idea to innovative component and system concepts to vehicle prototypes, the Institute's staff actively design solutions for tomorrow's mobility. To this end, we work together in public and bilateral projects with and for manufacturers and suppliers with an automotive focus to ensure that future mobility will continue to be safe, efficient and attractive.
Our team is divided into six research areas: Vehicle Concepts & HMI, Vehicle Structures, Vehicle Dynamics & Acoustics, Energy Management & Drivetrains, Vehicle Intelligence & Automated Driving and Traffic Psychology & Acceptance.
Fields of Research
- Vehicle Concept
- Driving Experience
- Sustainable Lightweight Design
- Intelligent Drive Assistance and Vehicle guidance
- Energy and thermal management
Innovative material and manufacturing technologies
Structural Layout of vehicles
Material and component suppliers in the automotive field