IAV at the 26th Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology

Working Towards the Intelligent Powertrain

      Concepts and Technologies for Minimum Emissions and Maximum Efficiency

      IAV is preparing the way for zero-emission driving – including an optimum powertrain and alternative drive systems. For all-electric cars, IAV has developed a modular electric drive unit for various powertrain configurations.

      We will be presenting these solutions at the 26th Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology on October 9-11:

      The new generation of electric drive units from IAV makes it possible to create an all-electric car. The modular concept consists of an electric motor and a transmission with one to three speeds. The solution that we have developed provides high torque across a wide speed range, takes up little package space and can be mass-produced cost-effectively. The modular electric drive unit ensures high hill-climbing ability and, at the same time, maximum efficiency. It can also be used flexibly and is suitable for various powertrain configurations, such as battery-powered and fuel cell vehicles. (...) More

      In order to meet all the different development targets (CO2 emissions, performance, ride comfort, weight, costs etc.) for 2025 and 2030, OEMs are looking for the most sustainable scenarios in view of the trade-off between fleet consumption, modular systems and costs. The powertrain plays a pivotal role in this search. Fundamental decisions are hugely important and extremely difficult to rectify at a later stage. The targets, requirements and framework conditions are so complex that it is no longer enough to simply optimize the powertrain components using conventional development methods. This is why we are supporting our customers with IAV powertrain synthesis. (...) More

      CNG-fueled vehicles are real climate protectors. Operating on CNG (compressed natural gas), they emit around twenty percent less CO2 than a comparable gasoline engine vehicle. If the gas comes from renewable sources, a reduction of 80 percent is even possible. Added to this are the lower energy taxes on natural gas, making the vehicles attractive for their users from an economic point of view as well. (...) More

      The future drive system: new approaches to complex challenges


      The future drive system: new approaches to complex challenges

      IAV powertrain synthesis is an integrated, systematic and agile process, which takes account of all the relevant scenarios at requirement and technology level. The method looks at all the powertrain components as a whole and thus produces the global optimum for each vehicle or fleet application. All scenarios and drive configurations (up to several million) of combustion engines, transmissions, electric motors, power electronics, batteries, operating strategies, vehicles and topologies are taken into account in the synthesis and variation process.

      IAV powertrain synthesis makes it possible to systematically develop and objectively evaluate optimum system solutions and fleet scenarios in terms of cycle emissions, performance, manufacturing costs and technologies for conventional, hybrid and all-electric powertrains.

      IAV Senior Vice President Matthias Kratzsch will explain the principle behind IAV powertrain synthesis at the Aachen Colloquium in his talk “Powertrain 2025 – 75 g CO2/km: one base motor for the entire fleet?”. At the same time, he will outline the results of a fleet evaluation in light of the boundary conditions expected for 2025, together with a drive strategy for a fleet, based on a basic combustion engine concept in various powertrain configurations.

      For further information, please see our automotion magazine:

    • Map – IAV at the Aachen Colloquium

      Event venue

      Eurogress Aachen
      Monheimsallee 48
      52062 Aachen

      Event times

      Tuesday 10 October
      8.30 am – 6 pm

      Wednesday 11 October
      8.30 am – 4.45 pm

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