Efficient Heating For Electric Cars (Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing. Europe 2016)

Dr Bernhard Budaker, Group Manager
Fraunhofer IPA

Presentation Summary

Intensive research effort in developing new technologies and systems to reach the goal of high distribution of electromobility (e-mobility) has been spend by European Automotive industry through the last decade. Till now the absolute figure of electric cars driving through German cities is still very limited. For most people electromobility seems to be not the most comfortable way of mobility. The main challenges to enable a comfortable electromobility are in the field of infrastructure, easy and safe way of charging technologies, affordable price but also in the field of comfort while using the system. We at Fraunhofer IPA developed a surface heating system which is easy to use, highly energy efficient and makes fast heating of the vehicle interior possible. The system is based on carbo nano tube technologies and is currently integrated in a test car.

Speaker Biography (Bernhard Budaker)

2000 - 2006
University Stuttgart: Elektro- und Informationstechnik, Dipl.-Ing. (Faculty: Electrical
Engineering and Information Technology)
2008 - 2012
University Stuttgart: PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Auslegung von Multidomänen-
Systemen, Engl.: Design of Multidomain Systems), Dr.-Ing. (Faculty: Engineering
Design, Production Engineering and Automotive Engineering)
Professional Experience:
2015 - today
Fraunhofer IPA: Head of Business Unit Automotive
2013 - today
Fraunhofer: Spokesman „Fraunhofer Systemforschung Elektromobilität"
2008 - 2015
Fraunhofer TEG, Fraunhofer IPA: Group Manager "Motion Control Systems".
2006 - 2008
University Stuttgart: Scientist / Project leader: Radar-Sensors for automotive
applications. (79 GHz, SiGe-Technology)
Research interests:
  • Electromechanical drive systems
  • Autonomous / Automated Driving
  • Development of mechatronic systems
  • Technology for E-Mobility
  • Production for Automotive

Company Profile (Fraunhofer IPA)

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