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Research profile

At the IFS we conduct investigations in all three levels on selected fields of the Transport Systems Technology

In Germany, academic research is divided into three parts. Besides the level of fundamental research, which is essentially funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), the precompetitive application-oriented research in cooperation with the industry is of essential importance, especially in the engineering science. The level of industrial contract research, which is subjected to the free competition rules, is of equal importance.

Rail vehicle technology in the overall railway system

The rail vehicle is placed in the middle of the research activities at the IFS, closely integrated in the overall railway system and with logistic connections with other transport systems. Besides, we deal with technically relatedtransport systems, like conveyor vehicles and other rail-guided vehicles, such as fairground rides or People Movers.