Future Automotive Technologies in Open Region Lab - ZuFOR

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With this transdisciplinary research project Ostfalia University pursues to find answers to the urging questions about the future of mobility.

Four research teams from the faculties of Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Transport-Sports-Tourism-Media are working in their respective fields of expertise. At the same time the Open Region Lab (ORL) is being built up. Here, project results are presented and discussed in a more general setting. Events like workshops, competitions and meetings are supposed to include external input for the benefit of the project and the university.


The project: 

  • Project start: October 2016
  • Funding amount: €1.4 m
  • Project duration: 4 years
  • Project funding: "Niedersächsisches Vorab" (The Ministry for Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony (MWK) and the Volkswagen Foundation)
  • Project Areas (with cooperative doctoral research studies):
    • Intelligent range extender, electric vehicles, digitisation and vehicle 4.0
      Prof. Dr.-Ing.  X. Liu-Henke | Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
    • Development of integral, shiftable security systems,
      Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Bachem | Faculty of Automotive Engineering
    • Light plastic structures in automotive engineering
      Prof. Dr. A. Schmiemann | Faculty of Automotive Engineering
    • Implementation of open networking structures in regional innovation systems
      Prof. Dr. A. Jain | Faculty of Transport-Sports-Tourism-Media
  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. G. Bikker
  • Project coordinator: Gabriele Stiller M.A.
  • The project is funded by

NMWK            Logo_Volkswagenstiftung