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Automotive and Transportation

Automotive and Transportation

From light and commercial vehicles to two-wheelers and rail vehicles. From engine, powertrain, chassis, electrics/electronics, battery technology and bodywork to interiors.

Driven by the rapid developments in this highly innovative segment, we put you on the right track with our experience from over 1,000 automotive projects.
Consumer demands regarding comfort and safety are increasing. Fuel consumption and emissions must be further reduced. Cost pressure is on the rise. A growing variety of models is slowing down economies of scale.

We are at your side when it comes to balancing the technically feasible with willingness of OEMs to pay. We assess the impact of current trends such as the electrification of individual components or the entire powertrain on your markets, define your opportunities for success and develop tailored strategies.

Contact person
Sebastian Lüttig
Partner, Director Mobility and Transportation
+49 6201 9915 67
Contact person
Holger Richter
Partner, Director Sales Mobility and Transportation
+49 6201 9915 60

Mechanical and plant engineering, production processes

  • processing machines/robotics/manufacturing processes (sintering, casting, joining processes, BiW)
  • value chain
  • testing
  • production logistics

Raw materials / Operating materials

  • greases / oils, adhesives, plastics, steel, aluminum, composites, (glass fiber, carbon fiber)
  • battery resources
  • testing
  • alternative fuels, e-fuels, synfuels, green hydrogen

Tier 2 / Tier 3 - C parts

  • seals, screws, filters, bearings, valves
  • sensors, actuators

Tier 1 / Tier 2 - Components and systems

  • pumps, turbochargers, compressors, transmissions, clutches
  • exhaust gas aftertreatment, SCR, catalytic converter
  • Li-Ion battery, power electronics, e-motors, fuel cell, range extender,
  • interior, surfaces, lighting
  • HMI
  • (active) suspension/damping, brakes, brake-by-wire, steering, steer-by-wire
  • HVAC, air conditioning, thermal management

OEM - Vehicle construction

  • passenger car, commercial vehicle
  • OEM strategies, CASE, xEV scenarios, electric powertrain, E-axle, wheel hub drive, combustion engine, hybridization, cooling cycle
  • ADAS, assistance systems, autonomous driving
  • chassis
  • body
  • emission legislation, NOX, CO2, particulates
  • NVH, lightweight construction

Infrastructure

  • charging network
  • DC fast charging, hydrogen filling stations, CNG / LNG / LPG
  • renewable energies, smart grid, charge management, buffer storage
  • connectivity, networking, 5G, traffic control and monitoring / sensor technology, V2X
  • over-the-air updates

Aftermarket

  • wear and spare parts, vehicle analysis, vehicle programming, OES and IAM
  • Second Life Batteries, recycling / circular economy

Mobility concepts

  • Services
  • business models (e.g. intermodal transport), last mile, micromobility
  • e-bike, scooter, movers, shuttles, robotaxi, drones, autonomous delivery concepts

Value Chain

  • Mechanical and plant engineering, production processes
  • Raw materials / Operating materials
  • Tier 2 / Tier 3 - C parts
  • Tier 1 / Tier 2 - Components and systems
  • OEM - Vehicle construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Aftermarket
  • Mobility concepts

Value Chain

  • Mechanical and plant engineering, production processes
    • processing machines/robotics/manufacturing processes (sintering, casting, joining processes, BiW)
    • value chain
    • testing
    • production logistics
  • Raw materials / Operating materials
    • greases / oils, adhesives, plastics, steel, aluminum, composites, (glass fiber, carbon fiber)
    • battery resources
    • testing
    • alternative fuels, e-fuels, synfuels, green hydrogen
  • Tier 2 / Tier 3 - C parts
    • seals, screws, filters, bearings, valves
    • sensors, actuators
  • Tier 1 / Tier 2 - Components and systems
    • pumps, turbochargers, compressors, transmissions, clutches
    • exhaust gas aftertreatment, SCR, catalytic converter
    • Li-Ion battery, power electronics, e-motors, fuel cell, range extender,
    • interior, surfaces, lighting
    • HMI
    • (active) suspension/damping, brakes, brake-by-wire, steering, steer-by-wire
    • HVAC, air conditioning, thermal management
  • OEM - Vehicle construction
    • passenger car, commercial vehicle
    • OEM strategies, CASE, xEV scenarios, electric powertrain, E-axle, wheel hub drive, combustion engine, hybridization, cooling cycle
    • ADAS, assistance systems, autonomous driving
    • chassis
    • body
    • emission legislation, NOX, CO2, particulates
    • NVH, lightweight construction
  • Infrastructure
    • charging network
    • DC fast charging, hydrogen filling stations, CNG / LNG / LPG
    • renewable energies, smart grid, charge management, buffer storage
    • connectivity, networking, 5G, traffic control and monitoring / sensor technology, V2X
    • over-the-air updates
  • Aftermarket
    • wear and spare parts, vehicle analysis, vehicle programming, OES and IAM
    • Second Life Batteries, recycling / circular economy
  • Mobility concepts
    • Services
    • business models (e.g. intermodal transport), last mile, micromobility
    • e-bike, scooter, movers, shuttles, robotaxi, drones, autonomous delivery concepts

Exemplary studies

  • Holistic thermal management: HVAC and battery cooling for BEVs
  • Capacity demand for battery testing and fuel cell testing
  • Measures for increased traction battery safety
  • Innovations for electric traction motors
  • BEV layouts for increased efficiency and vehicle dynamics
  • New chassis concepts for BEV
  • Trends in joining processes for BiW (Body-in-White)
  • CO2 reduction through lightweight design
  • Innovations in hydrogen combustion and hydrogen storage
  • Electrified two-wheelers and their integration into multimodal mobility concepts
  • Decarbonization for commercial vehicles: hydrogen fuel cell, battery electric (Li-Ion), eFuels / SynFuels
  • Developments in public DC charging infrastructure and power electronics
  • Sensor technologies and strategies for automated driving
  • Car2X/V2X, ADAS assistance systems and HMI - the cockpit of the future
  • Actuators in chassis, suspension, powertrain and bodywork
  • Recycling and 2nd life of Li-Ion batteries
  • Technologies for bio-based and recycled materials for interior surfaces