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FVV reinforces its US network

On the occasion of a company visit to the USA, the management of the FVV, Dietmar Goericke and Martin Nitsche, together with Prof. Dr. Michael Bargende, Holder of the Chair of Vehicle Drives at the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering (IVK | University of Stuttgart), visited the Center for Automotive Research (CAR | Ohio State University) in Columbus // Dietmar Goericke briefed the US partners on key research activities and funding instruments of the FVV

Professor Giorgio Rizzoni, PhD, director of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) at Ohio State University in Columbus, invited Dietmar Goericke, FVV Managing Director, and Martin Nitsche, Deputy Managing Director and Head of Fuel Cell Research, to the 20th anniversary of the founding of the CAR research centre – following a suggestion of Prof. Dr. Michael Bargende, who is a member of the CAR Advisory Board. The FVV was able to brief the meeting on its top research areas and the most important funding mechanisms within the framework of the Industrial Collective Research (IGF) programme - BMWI/AiF and CORNET - and exchange views with its US partners on the major challenges that innovative energy sources and powertrain systems will pose to mobility and transportation systems of the future.

CAR – Center for Automotive Research

The CAR Membership Consortium provides an excellent opportunity for industry to engage in original, highly leveraged precompetitive research in automotive and transportation systems, with a focus on advanced propulsion systems, fuel economy, vehicle safety, connectivity & autonomy and advanced driver assistance systems.

FVV and CAR share research-intensive common members such as Bosch, Delphi, Ford, Honda, General Motors, Schaeffler and Toyota. Both institutions can definitely imagine joint, pre-competitive research activities in the future.


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