Austrian Institute of Technology
DI Dr. Christian Chimani
Giefinggasse 2
1210 Vienna
+43 (0)50 550-6233

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria’s largest non-university research institute, is among the European research institutes a specialist in the key infrastructure issues of the future. As an Ingenious Partner to industry and public institutions, AIT is researching and developing emerging and next-generation technologies, tools, methods and processes for mobility system based on system competence and interdisciplinary approaches.

AIT Mobility

We develop efficient, safe and green mobility solutions, with a focus on improving road and rail transport infrastructures,  advancing  low-emission  transport means  as  well  as planning  and  managing  multimodal  mobility  systems  –  based  on  sophisticated models and numerical simulations as well as prototyping and testing. Our research and development for low-emission vehicles rests on two key technological approaches: powertrain electrification as well as functional lightweight materials and components.

Electric Drive Technologies: development centre for electric drive concepts

Various hybrid technology-based or purely electrically-driven vehicles are paving the way for environ-mentally-friendly mobility. In recent years, AIT Mobility has positioned itself as a recognised development centre for electric drive concepts and systems, helping both manufacturers and suppliers adapt to the hybrid/electric era. Our team of specialists is focused on optimising the entire powertrain (energy storage, power electronics, etc.) or ultimately the full vehicle to yield maximum efficiency. To this end, we use sophisticated simulation tools to combine thermal, electrical and mechanical properties of components.

Light Metals Technologies: cutting-edge simulation tools and unique research infrastructure

The use of lightweight materials is one of the fastest growing trends in the automotive industry and shows an increased use in vehicle design. The use of light alloys instead of steel offers a significant reduction in weight, which in turn offers improvements in energy efficiency and reduces CO2  emissions. AIT Mobility uses both cutting-edge simulation tools and a unique research infrastructure to develop and prototype new metal  alloys  and  customized  processes  for  metal forming and the casting of lightweight components.

New battery materials laboratory – battery components for tomorrow‘s electric era

This  Laboratory  provides  the  automotive  industry, materials developers, battery and cell manufacturers with high-level scientific expertise in cell chemistry, materials characterization and testing. The range of services ranges from materials synthesis, optimization and analysis to the selection of optimal battery cells through to cell assembly and testing. The services are complemented by expertise in early diagnosis of battery ageing and post-mortem analysis to provide high-content information about the remaining service life and second life of cells.