Take advantage of our experience from the automotive industry
We think in terms of systems – whether in developing vehicles or in connection with energy supply. And we believe in synergies: We also want to use our experience from automotive development for renewable energies and decentralized energy supply.
Because on close inspection, there are many parallels between both domains: The control engineering and dataset management for vehicles differ hardly at all from that of wind turbines. Many development tools and methods from the automotive world are ideal for the energy sector. And just as in the automobile industry, cost plays a key part in the energy sector too – our established cost engineering activity and our experience with volume vehicle production can help to make innovative solutions from the energy sector more competitive.
Employing 6,500 members of staff across the globe, IAV is one of today’s leading development partners to the international automotive industry. We benefit from state-of-the-art laboratories and test benches, and are experts in computation and simulation. We use model-based methods for developing software that contains fewer errors and is easy to maintain. Our contacts with universities and research institutes worldwide give us early access to the research results of first-class scientists. Through our expertise, the energy sector can benefit from experiences made in the automotive industry – as our contribution to the energy transition.