Disruptive Modular Architecture for Agile, Automated Vehicle Concepts
Autonomous electric vehicles will play a key role in mastering the challenges relating the increasing demand for mobility and the ongoing urbanization. They provide the basis for sustainable and smart road traffic, innovative mobility and transport concepts as well as improved road safety and urban quality of life.
In the UNICARagil project, fully automated, driverless, electric vehicles will be developed based on the latest results of research in automated and connected driving as well as electric mobility. The foundation for this will be a modular and scalable vehicle concept, which is consisting of a utility and a drive unit. It can be adapted to a variety of applications in logistics and passenger transport. In particular, these applications can be utilized by driverless, locally emission-free vehicles. Key component of the research and development work is the functional vehicle architecture, which is connected to the cloud, the road infrastructure and a sensor drone. Further key areas are the development of generic sensor modules for environment detection and a flexible expandable and updateable software and hardware architecture along with highly dynamic wheel hub drives. These enable the vehicle to perform completely new forms of movement. The finalization of the project consists of a demonstration in four different applications on test fields in Germany.
The Project offers the chance for a wide range of innovations in components and systems for automated electric vehicles as well as in the realization of automated driving functions. UNICARagil provides a substantial contribution to increasing Germany’s innovative power in automated electric driving. Furthermore, the interdisciplinary research, development and teaching in several scientific locations in Germany will be systematically integrated and strengthened.
TU BraunschweigVisit webseite
TU DarmstadtVisit webseite
Technical University of Munich (TUM)Visit webseite
University of StuttgartVisit webseite
Ulm UniversityVisit webseite
Karlsruher Institute of TechnologyVisit webseite
Atlatec GmbHVisit webseite
flyXdrive GmbHVisit webseite
iMAR Navigation GmbHVisit webseite
IPG Automotive GmbHVisit webseite
Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KGVisit webseite
VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbHVisit webseite
23.3 million € (94 % of which are funded by the BMBF)
02/2018 – 01/2022