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Innovations relating to mobility, energy, bionics, and nano- and microtechnologies will be presented by KIT at the 2011 Hannover Messe from April 4 8. At its stand (Hall 2, stand C18), KIT will present a hybrid Porsche racing car, developments in battery research, materials and processes for printable electronics, the KIC InnoEnergy for a European energy supply system, and the Energy Solution Center (EnSoC) competence network. Moreover, KIT contributes to other stands and special exhibitions.
KIT main stand, hall 2, (Research & Technology), stand C18:
Porsche GT3 R Hybrid. A purebred racing car acts as a laboratory, which is why it is also referred to as Race Lab. The combustion engine in the rear of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid was taken over from the 911 GT3 R. The second power train on the front axle is the so-called portal axle with two integrated electric machines. During braking, they work in the generator mode, produce electricity, and store it in an electric flywheel. In the boosting mode, the driver can use this energy as additional propulsion energy. Hence, the 911 GT3 R Hybrid is equipped with a temporary, partly electric four-wheel drive. The drive trains interact via the hybrid manager and a systems control unit using intelligent control algorithms. The high energy efficiency of the vehicle decreases the number of refueling stops and ensures shorter lap times. KIT scientists contributed decisively to this high-performance hybrid vehicle developed within eleven months only. In 2010, the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid participated in several international long-distance races, among others in the 24-hour-race on the Nrburgring, one of the hardest races in the world. At the 1000 km race in Zhuhai, China, it ranked first of all GT vehicles.
Battery research. KIT scientists create the basis for batteries
|Contact: Monika Landgraf|
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres