CTU CENTRE OF VEHICLES FOR SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
The Centre of Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility is a research institution of the Czech Technical University Faculty of Mechanical Engineering whose activity is particularly focused on the needs of the automotive industry with quite broadly ranging expertise – on combustion engines, hybrid and electric drives, gear mechanisms of various kinds, electronics and microelectronics, mechatronics (e.g. autonomous driving), while deploying 1D and 3D simulation tools across the expertise domains. The cross-disciplinary functioning of the centre is evident e.g. in the energy sector (electric drives, distributed energy) or the chemical field (fuels, lubricants). In these areas it serves to broaden the scope of fundamental and above all applied research, which is strongly linked to innovation activities supporting the competitiveness of the automotive industry and of related fields.
The centre cooperates with leading domestic and foreign laboratories and workplaces involved with research and development, as well as industrial companies in the Czech Republic. The main partner is the domestic car manufacturer ŠKODA AUTO, and also notably the Ford Motor Company. The Research Centre is also a member of several international organizations and bodies, like the European Green Vehicles Initiative Association, preparing cooperation calls under the HORIZON 2020 initiative. Thanks to these activities the Centre has partnered with major European projects. The CTU Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has through the activities of the Centre and other centres co-founded two major technology platforms, the Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform and the Czech Mechanical Engineering Technology Platform.
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