IKA
Company sector
Company name
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) – RWTH Aachen University
Company description

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. 

Process Optimization and Consulting

Fields of Research
– Vehicle Concept
– Driving Experience
– Efficiency
– Safety
– Sustainable Lightweight Design
– Intelligent Drive Assistance and Vehicle guidance
– Energy and thermal management
– Life-Cycle-Assessment

Looking for cooperation for

Innovative material and manufacturing technologies
Structural Layout of vehicles
Material and component suppliers in the automotive field

Contact details

Dinesh Thirunavukkarasu

Manager Research Area Vehicle Structures

+49 241 80 25699

dinesh.thirunavukkarasu@ika.rwth-aachen.de
www.ika.rwth-aachen.de
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen 
Germany

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