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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.
The mission of the Center for Automotive Research is to provide world-class education for the next generation of automotive industry leaders, through on-campus learning and continuous professional development; serve as a catalyst for innovation in automotive technology through collaborative, interdisciplary research; and support economic development, regionally and nationally.
"It is a time of change for the automotive industry. The rapid growth of connectivity and automation, the current debate about internal combustion engines, the increasing penetration of battery electric vehicles and the quest for low-carbon and carbon-free energy transportation sources all make for very dynamic and interesting times. The automotive ndustry is working hard to adapt to this wave of change and to think of mobility as a holistic process.“
Giorgio Rizzoni, CAR Director
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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