At the Thüringer Innovationszentrum Mobilität - the biggest single project that has ever been launched in the history of the TU llmenau - scientists are developing technologies for efficient and low-emission vehicles of the future. They investigate not only novel electric main and auxiliary drives of vehicles, but also classical combustion engines and hybrid drive systems. Some further research areas for sustainable mobility concepts are: lightweight structures, new solutions for vehicle IT and driving safety as well as the quick and reliable communication among vehicles and also between vehicles and their environment.
The interdisciplinary cooperation between the university, other scientific institutions and industry links university top-level research with application-oriented development. For this, the most modern scientific large-scale equipment, test stands and analysis systems, which are housed in three new office and Iabaratory buildings, are at the scientists' disposal.