Partnership Day 2013: University’s Electro-Test-Cars first time presented

News: Thursday, 23. May 2013, 12:00, Abbey Neumünster, Courtyard

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Smart technologies to avoid traffic jams and to increase the cruising range of electro cars are developed and tested by scientists of the University of Luxembourg. Within the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg, research groups equipped a Renault Twizy car and a Smart car (see photo) with high-tech devices to develop sensors and software tools for the automobile of the future.

From now on the fancy looking test vehicles can be seen on the roads of Luxembourg, easily detectable, because of their very special design.

The two labs of SnT that are using the cars for their research projects are the "Vehicular Lab" and the "Automation Lab", represented by Prof. Thomas Engel and Prof. Holger Voos. The team of researches will exclusively present the cars to media representatives on Thursday May, 23rd, at 12.00 o’clock in the courtyard of the Neumünster Abbey for the first time. Pictures can be taken between 12.00 and 12.30.

Media representatives are kindly invited to stay for lunch and join the opening speeches of Minister Martine Hansen, Ministry for Higher Education and Research, and Professor Björn Ottersten, Director of SnT, at the SnT Partnership Day, that will follow the press presentation.

This yearly event brings together all of the 20 industry partners of SnT and university’s researchers to deepen the collaborations and develop new ideas for future projects. About 200 participants will visit numerous demos of current research projects and listen to talks given by representatives of the industry partners, like SES, P&T, Delphi or Spuerkeess BCEE.