Co-operation partners

The Institute for Vehicle Technology and Environmental Technology has since September 2001 been an Associated Institute of the Saarland College of Technology and Commerce (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) des Saarlandes). Its Director of Science, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Seibert, is a Professor of Vehicle Technology at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the HTW.

FORGIS spots future development trends within the automotive industry, participates in the realisation of these trends and provides companies within the industry with access to the knowledge acquired in this process. In this way, the Institute promotes the transfer of technology within the automotive industry.

FORGIS will continue to work in this manner in future areas of development, thereby continuing to promote and implement innovative mobility within the framework of what is technically possible.

One sample project that typifies the successful implementation of this standard is the VEGAVO project, in which a front axle was developed as a lightweight construction. In addition to the task of actually constructing the product, the emphasis here was also on the systematic co-ordination of partners within the project, and on methodical problem-solving.

Further activities that FORGIS will in the future be implementing within projects include:

The automotive.saarland network
WILLWARN
WISDOM