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Automotive engineering and mechatronics

Studierende im Kfz-Labor.


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

Prof. Dr. André Kaufmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tim Nosper

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tim Nosper

Laboratory team

Ralf Hermanutz B.Eng.

Thomas Frei