Field of Research Mobility

Information and communication technologies are central for current and future technology trends in the mobility sector. Advancements in automated driving, safety-critical communications, battery safety, automated rail-traffic, object and infrastructure detection, audiovisual simulations, can contribute to solving challenges from greater road safety to climate change. Fraunhofer HHI offers a wide range of expertise and solutions for connected, safe and smart mobility.

Competencies at Fraunhofer HHI

Communications and Networks

  • Automated driving, platooning, teleoperated driving, safety-critical communications
  • SDR-based LTE/5G sidelink prototyping, realworld tests
  • Multi-connectivity (hybrid V2X / multi-RAT, cellless systems)
  • Propagation measurements / modelling
  • Internet of Things, Massive Sensor Networks
  • Cell-less and relay networking + Nomadic Networks
  • Wireless connectivity for traffic infrastructure (Flexible fronthaul / backhaul)

Sensor Technology

  • Coherent and Time-of-Flight (ToF) LiDAR with high resolution, accuracy and range
  • Compensation of interference effects through advanced signal processing and coding
  • Scanning LiDAR with 3D Optical Phased Arrays, solid-state design, hybrid integrated solution
  • Terahertz-Sensors for non-contact paint thickness determination
  • Non-conductive coating measurement independent of the substrate
  • Capability to resolve individual layers in multilayer coatings
  • Fiber optical sensors for battery safety

Smart Mobility

  • Artificial intelligence for automated rail traffic
  • Object detection and infrastructure recognition
  • Compressed real-time capable neural networks
  • Automatic CV-based analysis of large-scale traffic environments
  • Deep learning-based traffic monitoring and accident avoidance
  • Smart hardware solutions: wireless, hybrid, location based, self-configuring
  • Audiovisual simulation of infrastructure projects
  • Immersive visualization and auralization using VR, AR and MR


  • Fiber-based, passive front-ends for easy LiDAR installation in cars
  • Integration of LiDAR sub-systems, e.g. MEMS and compressed sensing
  • Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS)
  • Accurate environment recognition at higher speeds
  • Lithium-ion batteries: Cell and system tests up to 250 kWh
  • Second-life batteries for micro-grid applications
  • Customized infotainment systems for environment simulation