Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Hof was recently inducted into the Center of Automotive Research on integrated safety systems and measurement area (CARISSMA). Together with his research group insecurity-Ingolstadt Research group applied it-security, he will look at the interaction of security and safety and participate in the general protection of the developed systems.
Information about the research centre:
The research and test centre CARISSMA of the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI) is conceived as a new scientific control centre for vehicle safety in Germany. The 123-metre long research building was put into operation in early summer 2016 and houses a total of ten state-of-the-art experimental facilities on more than 4,000 square meters of usable space, including an indoor test facility for crash tests and robot-aided Driving tests, a drop, a laboratory for Car2X Communication, a laboratory for research on safe energy storage, a simulation laboratory, a HIL laboratory and an overall vehicle test rig. In addition, CARISSMA provides a free trial area for total vehicle testing as well as a driving simulator with Hexapod motion platform and a pedestrian protection laboratory for the development of new test and Sensierungsmethoden. After the final upgrade stage in the year 2018, a total of 85 researchers and experimental engineers will work in CARISSMA.
CARISSMA stands for center of Automotive Research on integrated safety systems and measurement area. The aim of the institution is to contribute to the improvement of road safety in Germany and abroad through applied research. CARISSMA works together with automobile manufacturers, scientists and research institutes from all over the world. With their research projects, the interdisciplinary scientists work on the social challenge of "Vision Zero" – the ultimate goal of zero traffic deaths. On Europe's roads alone, about 39,000 deaths are fatal every year.
CARISSMA with a project volume of 28 million The euro was founded for construction and facilities and is a novelty in the German scientific landscape: it is the first research building at a University of Applied sciences approved by the Council.
Facts and figures about CARISSMA
- Start of construction: 2014
- Opening: 6. June 2016
- Total cost: approx. 28 million €
- Promotion: 50% Bund, 50% Free State Bavaria
- Total area: approx. 4,000 sqm main building plus 12,500 sqm free trial area
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