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Automotive engineering and mechatronics

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    Profile & Equipment

    Profile & Equipment

    From vehicle aerodynamics to microcontroller boards, the Automotive Technology Laboratory offers a rich spectrum of state-of-the-art technology, which is used in the context of events from the study courses Automotive Engineering, Automotive Engineering+ and E-Mobility. The infrastructure of the laboratory is also accessible to projects related to automotive engineering, such as Formula Student, the E-Beetle and other student projects. When it comes to determining the performance of vehicles, our chassis dynamometer enjoys great popularity among companies and private individuals from the surrounding area.


    Roller dynamometer

    Modern crown roller test bench from Maha for single-axle/all-wheel drive vehicles with up to 520 kW/1040 kW wheel power and 300 km/h top speed.

    Contact: Laboratory foreman Thomas Frei (


    Engine test benches

    Four modern engine test benches, equipped with cylinder pressure indexing from AVL and the application application INCA from ETAS, offer a demanding learning and test environment in the powertrain field, ranging from basic theory to project-related map applications.

    Further topics

    • Analysis/simulation of serial bus systems
    • Exhaust gas measurement
    • OBD diagnosis
    • Chassis kinematics
    • Brakes
    • Microcontroller boards
    • Wind tunnel


    Contact & People

    General contact details

    Room H 057, H060
    On campus
    Building H, Main building
    88250 Weingarten
    Postal address RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
    University of Applied Sciences
    Automotive engineering and mechatronics
    P.O. Box 30 22
    88216 Weingarten

    Laboratory manager

    Prof. Dr. André Kaufmann

    Studiendekan Fahrzeugtechnik (Bachelor)
    Verbrennungsmotoren, Strömungslehre, Thermodynamik
    Prof. Dr. André Kaufmann

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tim Nosper

    Professor Fakultät Maschinenbau & Studienrichtung Fahrzeugmechatronik
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tim Nosper

    Laboratory team

    Ralf Hermanutz B.Eng.

    Akademischer Mitarbeiter Fakultät Maschinenbau
    Kraftfahrzeuge und Fahrzeugmechatronik

    Thomas Frei

    Labormeister & Technischer Angestellter