Resource-efficient lightweight construction, flexible production and future interior in vehicle construction
The vehicle industry is facing massive challenges. Whether cars, ships, planes or trains: Environmentally and climate-friendly mobility requires more efficient vehicle and production technologies as well as holistic mobility concepts. The solutions are many and varied: alternative drive systems, automated processes, digitization and networking, autonomous driving. The intelligent use of renewable raw materials and multi-material solutions as well as modular smart interiors offers enormous potential for further developments and comprehensive use in vehicles. The development of new networked manufacturing processes for hybrid components is also accelerating the use of these new lightweight materials.
In the Fraunhofer CCEM, the Fraunhofer Institutes IST, IFAM, IWU and WKI pool their expertise in the research topics of automated production systems, future interior concepts, life cycle engineering (LCE) and sustainable product design. Taking into account new types of drive such as electric or hydrogen drive as well as the increasing customer demand for individualization, the Fraunhofer CCEM supports the manufacturers and suppliers of the respective industries in developing sustainable solutions and bringing them to market – from sustainable raw materials, through resource-efficient manufacturing and on to the most complete recycling possible.