Vehicle Systems

Mechatronic system approaches play an important role in the development of today's vehicle systems. A deep understanding of the system and the application of corresponding methods open up potentials for increasing efficiency, safety and comfort.

In this context, IMS topics are explored around mechatronic vehicle systems, in particular the powertrain. The diverse research activities in the field of vehicle systems are divided into the following four areas:

Powertrain and Transmission Technology


Test Rig Technology

Knowledge-based engineering

The scope of concrete research projects ranges from the development of methods for the optimal design of a powertrain, to the prototype implementation of an innovative hybrid drive, to the development of a longitudinal dynamic driving simulator for the subjective evaluation of driving maneuvers. Digitalization of the automobile continues to open up new research topics such as software-based lightweight construction and predictive maintenance. These are addressed at the IMS together with other institutes of the TU Darmstadt under the title “Vehicle 5.0”.