Chair of Smart MobilitySystems

Studium & Lehre

- Electric Vehicle Technologies and Applications (SS 2023): 6 ECTS

Time: Every Wednesday 14:15-17:30 (starting 18.04.2023)

Place: H 4105

Registration: Please send an email to me ( to secure a place in the lecture.

The aim of this module is firstly to give students a basic insight into different components relevant to electric mobility, including their basic function and relevant design parameters. Secondly, a system based holistic approach is taught, considering drive train concepts, storage systems and charging technologies. This module is targeted towards engineering students who wish to broaden their perspective beyond conventional vehicles and gain important knowledge to understand the challenges of electrification and redesigning mobility towards a sustainable environment. The module will also provide a learning platform to enhance students understandig of relevant components.

At the end of this module, the students will have an overview to several elements relevant to transport engineering and operations, including but not limited to analysis of energy source, storage system and propulsion.

The lecture covers the following topics:
- Introduction to electric mobility
- Drivetrain concepts (HEV, BEV, FCV) and fundamentals of electric motors in electric vehicles, - Storage systems (SuperCap, Fuel Cell, Battery)
- Charging strategies and technologies (for passenger vehicles, trucks and buses)
- Auxiliaries and their influence on the energy consumption

In tutorials the discussed topics are deepend with help of an experimental learning platform.

- Vehicle-2-X: Communication and Control (SS 2023): 6 ECTS

Time: Every Friday 14:15-17:30 (starting 21.04.2023)

Place: H 4103

Registration: Please send an email to me ( to secure a place in the lecture.

The aim of this module is to learn the basic theories regarding vehicle-to-x communications, identify and solve interesting control problems arising from the new technology. Students will first understand the vehicle dynamics modeling, control of vehicles as well as basics of the vehicular communication networks. Then, rather than diving into deeper theories, this module aims at applying the theories to interesting real-world scenarios including vehicle platooning, intersection control, etc., on an open source traffic and network simulator. This module openly invites students from multiple engineering domains ranging from electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, transportation engineering, and so on, who are interested in basic theories and use cases of future connected cars. At the end of this module, the students will identify interesting problem of their own, investigate the problem and write a short report.

Introduction to connected cars concept
- Introduction to vehicle dynamics modeling
- Vehicular communication basics
- Basics of distributed control techniques (performance metrics, stability) - Interplay between communication networks and vehicle fleet control
- Platoon control, intersection control
- Open source traffic and communication simulator

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Students can benefit from some basic knowledge on control or programming in general, but there are no strict requirements for taking this course. This course will focus rather on the practical usage scenarios than sophisticated theories. We will provide as much support as possible to guide the students through the contents.