Irion & Junker Projektmanagement have successfully supervised more than 50 national and international projects. We have experience with consortia of over 50 project partners and several hundred individuals. Project volumes are typically between EUR 0.5 million and 50 million and the duration tends to be between two and five years. On this page we briefly outline some more recent areas of work and projects.
In the “MEHREN” project (Multimotor Elektrofahrzeug mit höchster Raum- und Energieeffizienz und kompromissloser Fahrsicherheit [Multimotor electric vehicle with maximum space and energy efficiency and uncompromising driving safety]) a wheel-hub drive is being built by automotive manufacturers, suppliers and research organizations and tested in a test vehicle. With the wheel-hub drive, driving dynamics and safety are significantly increased, and vehicles can be considerably smaller due to the compact drive units.
Based upon MEHREN, the “RABBIT” project (Radnabenantrieb ohne Bremse / Bremswiderstand integriert in Thermomanagement [wheel-hub drive without brake / braking resistor integrated into thermal management]) involves the designing of a wheel-hub drive that brakes purely electrically on the drive axle while still fulfilling all licensing requirements in road traffic. The wheel-hub drive is easier to use, lighter and cheaper. In addition, the range increases because the braking energy can be used to charge the battery and to heat the interior.
The “TechReaL” project (Anheben des Technology Readiness Levels durch frühzeitiges realitätsnahes Prüfen für elektrifizierte Antriebsstränge [Increasing the level of technology readiness through early real-world testing for electrified drive trains] ) is working on new methods for cross-location and cross-partner networking of existing test benches. The project focuses upon the launch and testing of electric drive trains in order to reduce development costs and times.
The Navigation Data Standard is the global standard for card data in automotive ecosystems. The NDS e.V. supports and develops projects based upon the standard and promotes its dissemination. One focal point of the association is a streamable HD map used to support automated driving. NDS e.V. activities are financed by its members’ contributions. Irion & Junker Projektmanagement is responsible for the management of the Association.
The Open AutoDrive Forum (OADF) is the international platform for promoting standardizations for autonomous driving. The OADF is controlled by standardization organizations including ADASIS, NDS, SENSORIS and TISA. SIP-adus and OpenDRIVE are also closely linked to the activities. Irion & Junker supports the OADF steering committee and coordinates the Forum meetings. The meetings are open to all interested stakeholders and take place several times a year across the globe.
iGreen implements a location-based service and knowledge network for linking distributed, diverse, and public and private sources of information. Building on this, mobile decision-making assistants have also been developed. They use the network to locally support and optimize energy efficient, economical, environmentally friendly production processes jointly organized by many groups.
SDSD establishes the fundamentals for comprehensive data management in agriculture. The aim is to enable an open ecosystem of software components and interfaces that enables cross-manufacturer and multi-service data exchange and analysis.
Future safety-critical applications in the automotive, avionics and rail domains show a significant demand for increased computing power. Single-core architectures do not provide sufficient computing power due to their technology. Multicore architectures, which have long been successfully used in other fields of application, are being used in order to fulfill increasing demand. In ARAMiS (Automotive Railway Avionics Multicore Systems), the challenges of multi-core technology for safety- critical applications have been comprehensively analyzed and numerous cross-domain solutions have been developed that demonstrate the usability of multicore architectures in safety-critical applications.
On the basis of ARAMiS, ARAMiS II initiated with the aim of providing a systematic and structured approach to the development of multi-core software and platforms, as well as developing appropriate methods and tools and expanding established industrial platforms, taking into account multi-core specific requirements.