Austrian Advanced Automotive Technology

Programme details


Austrian Advanced Automotive Technology
Programme type: Funding programme
Origin: National (Austria)
Duration: 2002 - 2005
  • Outline
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  • Projects
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Background & policy context: 

The automotive sector is one of the most important economy sectors in the world. As it is a fast changing sector and requirements like increasing needs of comfort and new environmental standards are becoming more important, the development of innovative products is becoming essential in the future.

Strategic Objectives: 

The principal aims of the programme are:

  • to decrease the noise level of cars especially for the surroundings
  • to increase the safety of cars
  • to make cars more sustainable
  • to provide cars with innovative IT components
Programme organisation: 

In order to efficiently realise this programme, it is divided into two parts. The first part is technically orientated and deals with new propulsion systems, alternative fuels and lubricants, noise reduction of road vehicles and energy efficiency for auxiliary vehicle systems.
The second part supports spanning a bridge to related research areas and aims to create international networks.

This programme comprises an important step towards establishing the automotive sector in Austria for a long time. Making a contribution to similar international programs is addressed as well. A programme management is conducted to realise the aims.

Leading Institutions:

Public institution

Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)
Type of funding: 
Public (national/regional/local)
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions: 

Funding is provided for universities, non-university institutes, industrial institutes and automotive companies.

The programme comprises calls within the programme duration. The first call has a budget of EUR 7.3 million. The second call starts in 2004.

Projects, which deal with finding technical solutions, are funded by 75 % and projects which span a bridge to related research areas are funded by 100%.

Participating countries: 
Total number of projects: 


Projects covered: 

For the first call the following topics are covered:

  • - New propulsion systems / Internal combustion engine
  • - New propulsion systems / Fuel cells
  • - Energy efficiency for auxiliary vehicle systems
  • - Alternative fuels and lubricants
  • - Noise reduction of road vehicles
Project Profiles:
  1. Alternative Fuels From Biogenic Waste Products (Straw, Reed)
  2. Alternative Sources for Fuel Cell Catalysts
  3. Basic Research on the Development of New Media for Sorption Air Conditiong Systems
  4. Basics of Optical 3D Sensors in Cars for Real-Time Safety Functions
  5. Bioethanol Made of Sugar and Starch - a Short-Term and Enviromentally-Sound Alternative for other Fuels
  6. Cleaner Bus and Goods Traffic in Austria
  7. Combination of Pipes and Inner Tank Suspensions of LH2 Tank Systems
  8. Conception and Testing of New Technologies for a Competitive Fuel Cell APU System
  9. Construction and Test Operation of a BioSNG Filling Station
  10. Definition and development of a system of promoting low-noise car tyres
  11. Development and Demonstration of a SOFC Battery-Hybrid-Drive Powered by Biogenic Fuels
  12. Development of a Bipolar High-Performance Unit for PEM Fuel Cells
  13. Development of a New Side Crash Concept with "Pre-Safe" Features
  14. Development of a Simulation Method for Impulse Formation at the Example of Hollow Profiles
  15. Development of new technologies for noise reduction of future generations of diesel engines and diesel vehicles
  16. Direct hydrogen fuel cell module "CDT BZ" for vehicle drive systems and auxiliary power units (5kW)
  17. Ecological Use of Bioethanol for Future Motors
  18. Ecologically sound urban bus and goods transport systems
  19. Energy-Efficient Mobile Energy Generation from Diesel with Fuel Cells
  20. Engergy-efficient air-conditioning systems for commercial vehicles
  21. Formation and Networking of Work Groups for Core Technology Tasks in the Fuel Cell Industry
  22. Fuel cell auxiliary power unit for mobile systems
  23. Fuel cell hybrid vehicle
  24. Fuel cells - Networking-Internationality-Transfer
  25. Fuels for two-stroke engines
  26. Heating and Air Conditioning Concept for Alternative-Drive Vehicles
  27. High-Temperature Membrane Electrode Units for Fuel Cell Vehicles
  28. Hydrogen as an Energy Provider for the Future of the Automobile Sector
  29. Inner High-Pressure Forming of Hardenable Aluminium and Magnesium Alloys at High Temperatures
  30. Innovative Combined Production of Eco-Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel By Using Sideproducts such as Oxygen and Heat
  31. Innovative Insulation Techniques for Automotive Liquid Hydrogen Systems
  32. Innovative Periphery System for Liquid Hydrogen Tanks
  33. Integration of "Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology" in the Curricula of Natural Science and Technical Disciplines
  34. Intelligent electromechanical ancillary units for motorised vehicles
  35. Laser ignition system for HCCI High Efficiency Zero Emission Engines
  36. Model-Based Development Tool for Energy-Efficient and Self-Regulating Motor Oil Pumps
  37. Molecular Design of High-Performance Bearing Lubricating Oils with Ionic Liquids
  38. Monovalent Natural Gas Vehicle with a Range of 600 km Through New Lightweight Tanks
  39. Noise emission factors of road traffic
  40. Opto Electronics as a Key Technology for Data Transmission in Vehicles
  41. Passive Safety Elements for Passengers and Pedestrians Made of METCOMB® Aluminium Foam
  42. Pilot Development of a Holistic Automotive System and Software Architecture
  43. Powder Die-Casting of Safety-, Function- and Weigth-Optimised Components for Hydrogen Storage
  44. Production of Metallic High-Temperature and High-Performance Components in the Stack of a SOFC Fuel Cell for Mobile and Stationary Applications
  45. Programme for developing expert knowledge on fuel cells
  46. Qualifying and training teachers and experts in new technologies such as fuel cells and high-performance batteries
  47. Reproducable Production of Magnesium Foam From Magnesium Waste
  48. Sensor-based control for alternative combustion engines
  49. Severe Plastic Deformation for Nanocristalline Magnesium as a Solid Hydrogen Storage System
  50. Study on the combustion and injection process for a clean, odourless and smokefree two-stroke high-performance engine
  51. Study on the Use of Fuel Cell-Driven Sorption Cooling Systems for Transport Cooling Systems
  52. Tank Monitoring System for Liquid Hydrogen Tanks
  53. Thermodynamics in pipes of liquid-hydrogen tanks
  54. Two-Wheel Vehicles Driven by H2 in the Internal Combustion Engine
  55. Ultra-low-noise car silencer using hollow sphere structures
  56. Usability of 3D Opto-ASIC Sensors for Car Monitoring Systems
  57. Use of a Hybrid PEMFC Drive System in Different Minor Traction Applications
  58. Vehicle Noise under Real Road Surface Conditions
Contact Name: 
DI(FH) Andreas Blust
Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)
Renngasse 5
Contact country: 
+43 (0) 1 534 64 3413
Fax Number: 
+43 (0) 1 534 64 2230