Innovation Cluster Digital Commercial Vehicle Tech, Kaiserslautern

The Digital Commercial Vehicle Technology innovation cluster develops simulation tools for assessing the reliability, failure tolerance and robustness of system components under realistic operational loads, and tools for the online monitoring of system statuses. Another of the cluster’s central aims is to develop methods and tools for the development of reliable vehicle-specific software.

Thematic areas

  • Software-Test Operational loads
  • Full vehicle simulation
  • Real-time algorithms
  • Functional software security and reliability
  • Software product lines
  • Software testing

The Rhineland-Palatinate and its bordering regions in Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg are home to a number of international companies in the commercial vehicle sector. By setting up the Fraunhofer innovationcluster Digital Commercial Vehicle Technology, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Industrial Mathematics ITWM and for Experimental Software Engineering IESE have succeeded in pooling and further expandingthe region’s existing economic potential in this industry. 

The products offered by the cluster’s partners range from trucks and trailers to agricultural machines, tractors and construction machinery. Several well-known automotive supply companies, too, belong to the network. The purpose of this cluster is to investigate and further develop trendset-ting product ideas to do with the high-tech interior of today’s advancedmotorized heavyweights.The main focus is on vehicle-related soft-ware and the simulation and prediction of operational loads, up to andincluding full vehicle simulations.

Industrial Partners

  • DaimlerChrysler AG 
  • John Deere 
  • GE Transportation Systems 
  • GM Powertrain 
  • Haldex brake products GmbH 
  • Keiper GmbH 
  • MB-technology GmbH 
  • Robert Bosch GmbH 
  • Schmitz Cargobull AG 
  • Volvo Construction Equipment