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Automotive engineering and mechatronics

Studierende im Kfz-Labor.

From vehicle aerodynamics to microcontroller boards, the Automotive Engineering Laboratory offers a rich spectrum of state-of-the-art technology that is used in courses from the Automotive Engineering, Automotive Engineering+ and E-Mobility degree programs. Projects related to automotive engineering, such as the Formula Student, the E-beetle and other student projects, the infrastructure of the laboratory is accessible by arrangement. Our chassis dynamometer is very popular with companies and private individuals from the surrounding area for determining the performance of vehicles.


Roller dynamometer

Modern apex roller dynamometer 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 INCA application from ETAS, provide a sophisticated learning and testing environment in the powertrain area, ranging from basic theory to project-related map applications.

More topics

  • Analysis/simulation of serial bus systems
  • Exhaust gas measurement
  • OBD diagnostics
  • Chassis kinematics
  • Brakes
  • Microcontrollerboads
  • 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

Dean of Automotive Engineering
Prof. Dr. André Kaufmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tim Nosper

Mathematics, microcontroller programming, mechatronics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tim Nosper

Laboratory Team

Ralf Hermanutz B.Eng.

Motor vehicles and vehicle mechatronics

Thomas Frei

Labormeister Kraftfahrzeuge