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Transport - Environment - 04.11.2021
Autonomous Driving: Styrian Development Saves Millions in Test Kilometres
Autonomous Driving: Styrian Development Saves Millions in Test Kilometres
By Christoph Pelzl TU Graz, JOANNEUM RESEARCH, AVL and Fraunhofer Austria have developed a method to validate test drives through highly realistic driving simulation studies and to substantially simplify the approval process for automated driving systems. Further images for download at the end of the text Driving simulator tests are popular - for understandable reasons: any scenario can be simulated at the touch of a button.

Transport - Materials Science - 07.10.2021
Fire Tests Show that Austria's Tunnels are Fit for Electric Cars
Fire Tests Show that Austria’s Tunnels are Fit for Electric Cars
By Susanne Filzwieser TU Graz, the University of Leoben, the Austrian Fire Brigade Association and ILF Consulting Engineers have investigated the effects of e-vehicle fires in tunnel systems. The results are reassuring for passenger cars, but not for commercial vehicles. For the latter, as well as for fires in multistorey car parks, further investigations are urgently needed.

Transport - 14.05.2021
Brakes as Emitters of Particulate Matter
Brakes as Emitters of Particulate Matter
By Susanne Eigner "We have a problem and nobody knows how big it is," says TU Graz researcher Peter Fischer. But one thing is certain: brakes cause more particulate matter (PM) emissions than internal combustion engines via their exhaust gases. Nevertheless, there is a shortage of basic knowledge and legal regulations.

Materials Science - Transport - 03.05.2021
Electric Vehicle Batteries: The older they get, the safer they are
Electric Vehicle Batteries: The older they get, the safer they are
Studies at TU Graz show that the older an traction battery of electric vehicles (EV) is, the lower the danger it poses. Now the researchers and industry partners want to define parameters for the subsequent use of discarded batteries. As part of the project "SafeBattery", a team from Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) has been investigating the behaviour of lithium-based batteries in electric cars under crash loads for the past four years.

Materials Science - Transport - 03.05.2021
Electric Vehicle Batteries: The older they get, the safer they are
Electric Vehicle Batteries: The older they get, the safer they are
By Christoph Pelzl Studies at TU Graz show that the older an traction battery of electric vehicles (EV) is, the lower the danger it poses. Now the researchers and industry partners want to define parameters for the subsequent use of discarded batteries. As part of the project "SafeBattery", a team from Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) has been investigating the behaviour of lithium-based batteries in electric cars under crash loads for the past four years.