Daniel Schöneberger, M.Sc.
Daniel Schöneberger studied mechatronics at the TU Darmstadt and Virginia Tech with a specialization in automotive mechatronics. During his studies, he already worked intensively on electric drives and developed a drive control for a Formula Student vehicle in which each rear wheel is driven individually in his bachelor thesis. In his master thesis, he developed a transmission control for the dedicated hybrid transmission DE-REX, with focus on electrically synchronized gear changes.
He has been a member of the research group vehicle systems at IMS since 2016. In the first two years of his doctorate, he supported Vitesco Technologies in the development of a cost-efficient hybrid transmission, which was presented in a test vehicle in 2019. Since 2018, he is developing a dedicated shifting system for electric vehicles as part of the government funded Speed4E project. This shall enable fast and comfortable gearchanges at low production costs and high energy efficiency, making multi-speed electric vehicle powertrains more attractive. The innovative electric powertrain will also be integrated and tested in a vehicle.