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The transformation of the automotive industry and its suppliers is in full swing. The electrification of the powertrain, the use of artificial intelligence in products and production, and advancing digitization call for interdisciplinary expertise. With our broad know-how, we are a strong research and development partner. Our "Automotive" industry solution spans the entire value chain of automotive production, focusing on flexibility, cost-effectiveness and sustainability. In research and development projects, we devise and implement solutions for the future of the automotive industry and provide you with support during the digital transformation of your production processes.

Our focus


Flexible and productive: matrix production

To meet the challenges of the market, the production system must be designed in line with requirements. On the hardware side, matrix production focuses on flexibly-linked process modules that are planned according to the processes, capacity and resources.


Sustainable and efficient: innovative technologies and methods

Sustainability in all its dimensions is currently one of the greatest challenges in the automotive sector. To this end, we conduct research along the entire automotive process chain and work closely with industry.


Healthy and efficient: assistance systems for people in production

Fraunhofer IPA offers assistance systems and solutions for humans working in production plants with the aim of  keeping employees healthy and productive.


Transformed and competitive: digitizing the supply industry

Frugal innovations are our solution approach to the ever-faster changing demands on products and production in the automotive sector.

How we help our customers

We transfer our research results to your applications. We offer the following project formats:

Optimization projects


We optimize products, technologies and production processes in terms of costs, quality and output.


Specific project formats

Examples of further project formats tailored to your individual needs:


Further information


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