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Electric Vehicle Batteries: Moving from Research towards Innovation

Battery research is at the heart of one of the most important transitions our world will have to face in the future. Transport and energy have always been strongly linked, but the emergence of electrification in road transport means that electrochemical storage technologies will play a stronger role in our cars. With the emergence of plug in hybrids and extended range electric vehicles batteries might not necessarily completely replace conventional fuels, but will still play a paramount role in this shift, and therefore Europe needs to recover a major role in this industrial domain.

European researchers have played an important role in the early development of lithium-based batteries, which are currently dominating the world market and will enable the current generation of electrified vehicles to provide more appealing range and performance to customers than their predecessors. These vehicles, however, in most cases are powered by batteries designed and built outside Europe. While at current sales levels this is not yet a major issue, European researchers and industries should use the time it will take to ramp up sales of electrified vehicles to bridge this gap, aiming to recover production to Europe by developing a new  generation of high performance cells that rival performance with Asian and American products.

This is where research funding plays an essential role, and why the European Green Cars Initiative (EGCI) dedicated 25 projects, for a total of more than 85 M € to electrochemistry and battery management, as well as their integration.

Emma Briec, Beate Müller (Eds.)
ISBN 978-3-319-12705-7 (Print), 978-3-319-12706-4 (Online)

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Road Vehicle Automation

Higher levels of road vehicle automation will be beneficial for road safety, energy efficiency, productivity, convenience, and social inclusion. Many key technologies for automated driving have been developed over the recent years, however there is still a need for substantial advancement in some areas. Nonetheless, stakeholders in the IT industry drive intensive efforts to accelerate the introduction of self-driving cars currently. This contributed volume, jointly edited by Dr. Gereon Meyer from VDI/VDE-IT and Dr. Sven Beiker from Stanford University covers all relevant aspects of road vehicle automation including societal impacts, legal matters, and technology innovation from the perspectives of a multitude of public and private actors. It is based on an expert workshop organized by the Transportation Research Board in July 2013.

Springer, Berlin (2014), 261 p.

Meyer, Gereon, Beiker, Sven (Eds.)
ISBN ISBN 978-3-319-05989-1

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Price (Hardcopy): 106,99 €

Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2014 - “Smart Systems for Safe and Green Vehicles”

The automobile is going through the biggest transformation in its history. Automation and electrification of vehicles are expected to enable safer and cleaner mobility. The prospects and requirements of the future automobile affect innovations in major technology fields like driver assistance systems, vehicle networking and drivetrain development. Smart systems such as adaptive ICT components and MEMS devices, novel network architectures, integrated sensor systems, intelligent interfaces and functional materials form the basis of these features and permit their successful and synergetic integration. It has been the mission of the International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA) for more than fifteen years to detect novel trends and to discuss the technological implications from early on. Therefore, the topic of the AMAA 2014 will be “Smart Systems for Safe, Clean, and Automated Vehicles”. This book contains peer-reviewed papers written by leading engineers and researchers which all address the ongoing research and novel developments in the field.

Springer, 2014

Jan Fischer-Wolfarth, Gereon Meyer (Eds.)
ISBN 978-3-319-08086-4

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Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2013 - Smart Systems for Safe and Green Vehicles

The road vehicle of the future will embrace innovations from three major automotive technology fields: driver assistance systems, vehicle networking and alternative propulsion. Smart systems such as adaptive ICT components and MEMS devices, novel network architectures, integrated sensor systems, intelligent interfaces and functional materials form the basis of these features and permit their successful and synergetic integration. They increasingly appear to be the key enabling technologies for safe and green road mobility. For more than fifteen years the International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA) has been successful in detecting novel trends and in discussing the technological implications from early on. The topic of the AMAA 2013 will be “Smart Systems for Safe and Green Vehicles”. This book contains peer-reviewed papers written by leading engineers and researchers which all address the ongoing research and novel developments in the field.

Springer, Berlin, 2013

401 p

Jan Fischer-Wolfarth, Gereon Meyer (Eds.)
ISBN 978-3319004754

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Price (Hardcopy): 203,29 €

Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2012 - Smart Systems for Safe, Sustainable and Networked Vehicles

ICT, components and smart systems have been essential for a multitude of recent innovations, and are expected to be key enabling technologies for the changes ahead, both inside the vehicle and at its interfaces for the exchange of data and power with the outside world.It has been the objective of the International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA) for almost two decades to detect novel trends and to discuss technological implications and innovation potential from day one on. In 2012, the topic of the AMAA conference is “Smart Systems for Safe, Sustainable and Networked Vehicles”. The conference papers selected for this book address current research, developments and innovations in the field of ICT, components and systems and other key enabling technologies leading to the automobile and road transport of the future.

Additional information on the conference Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2012.

Springer, Berlin, 2012, XII, 352 p. 250 illus.

Meyer, Gereon (Ed.)
ISBN 978-3-642-29672-7

Due: June 30, 2012, at Springer

approx.203,25 €

Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2011: Smart Systems for Electric, Safe and Networked Mobility

Fundamental transformations are imminent for the automobile today: propulsion technologies are going to shift from combustion engines to electric motors; cars and roads will soon be as safe and convenient as never before; and traffic will flow increasingly efficient. Many of these advancements are due to innovative information and communication technologies and smart systems.

The papers published in this book are selected from the submissions to the 15th International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA 2011) “Smart Systems for Electric, Safe and Networked Mobility”. They cover components, architectures and smart systems enabling the following functionalities: electric driving, safe cars and roads, and connected vehicles.

Springer, Berlin 2011, 203,25 €

G. Meyer, J. Valldorf [Eds.]
ISBN 978-3-642-21380-9

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Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2010: Smart Systems for Green Cars and Safe Mobility

The automobile of the future has to meet two requirements: the efficient use of energy and the safe transport of persons and goods. Both are made possible by intelligent, adaptable and context-conscious information and communication technologies – electrical or electronic components and systems which clearly go beyond the mechanical functions of classical automobile technology. The 14th international conference on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications therefore focused on the topic “Smart Systems for Green Cars and Safe Mobility”. The book contains the conference contributions reviewed by experts from industry and research.             

2010, €203.25

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Meyer, Gereon; Valldorf, Jürgen (Eds.)
ISBN 978-3-642-12647-5

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Cluster and network evaluation. Current practical examples

Cluster- und Netzwerkevaluation. Aktuelle Beispiele aus der Praxis

Cluster and network projects have become an important approach in technology and innovation policy. For the evaluation of technology and innovation policy, cluster and network approaches constitute a specific challenge. Networks and clusters are particularly characterised by regional framework conditions, specific features in the constellation between players and inherent dynamisms of interaction. Evaluations are not only required to analyse the impact of governmental intervention, but they must partly take into account endogenous processes and individual particularities. This publication contains the contributions of the rapporteurs of the spring meeting of the Society for Evaluation (DeGEval) on the topic “Cluster and Network Evaluation”.              

2009, free of charge, only in German

Wessels, Jan (Hg).
ISBN 978-3-89750-155-3

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Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2009: Smart Systems for Safety, Sustainability and Comfort

The beginning change in customers’ wishes and governmental regulations in the field of safety, reliability and comfort of a car calls upon the automobile industry to implement the necessary innovations in this direction now. Intelligent, miniaturised systems and ICT-based solutions are regarded as key to future mobility technologies. The 13th international conference on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA) was an exclusive window for R&D activities in this area.              

2009, €139.05

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Meyer, Gereon, Valldorf, Jürgen, Gessner, Wolfgang
ISBN 978-3-642-00744-6

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The Internet of Things. The computerisation of the working environment and of everyday life.

Das "Internet der Dinge". Die Informatisierung der Arbeitswelt und des Alltags.

Explanation of a new basic technology. Working paper, Globalisation and Europeanisation, no. 176. Düsseldorf 2009.

The potential of the technologies and infrastructures connected with the paradigm “Internet of Things” is developing rapidly and cannot be stopped. The trade unions believe that accompanying the development of this technology in future, too, and becoming actively involved in it, will be an important field of action for them. DGB, IG Metall and ver.di have started the debate on aspects and options for action relevant to the trade unions within the framework of the special session on “The Internet of Things – the computerisation of everyday life and of the working environment” (December 2008). In preparing and carrying out this session, they were supported by the Institute of Innovation and Technology, Berlin. The outcome of this phase is documented in this working paper.

2009, free of charge, only in German

Botthof, Alfons / Bovenschulte, Marc

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