The following companies and institutions supported our research with their products and knowledge.


IAV GmbH - Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr

Employing over 6,000 members of staff, IAV is one of the world’s leading providers of engineering services to the automotive industry. The company has been developing innovative concepts and technologies for future vehicles for over 30 years. Core competencies include production- ready solutions in all fields of electronics, powertrain and vehicle development. Clients include all of the world's premier automobile manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to development centers in Berlin, Gifhorn and Chemnitz/Stollberg, IAV also operates from other locations in Germany, Europe, Asia as well as North and South America.

IAV is partner in the RECBAR research project


OFFIS - Institut für Informatik Oldenburg

OFFIS is partner in the RECBAR research project


Heinz Nixdorf Institut

HNI is partner in the RECBAR research project


Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH

Ibeo is the world-leading company in laser scanner technology for automotive applications. Since its foundation in 1998, Ibeo has been dedicated to the development of advanced laser measurement technology including innovative algorithms for object tracking and classification. This know-how enables Ibeo’s laser scanner technology to support all driving assistance applications and to act as a sensor reference system.

Ibeo is partner in the RECBAR research project


HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.

HELLA develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry, and operates one of the world’s largest aftermarket organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics and services.

Hella supports us with headlights for our in-car network prototype.



SENSODRIVE GmbH is a spin-off company from the German Aerospace Center DLR. SENSODRIVE has the goal to bring the latest drive, sensor, and control technology into the industry.

SENSODRIVE supported us with their knowledge and products for force-feedback drives. We use SENSO-Wheel components in our steer-by wire demonstration.


AutoNova GmbH

AutoNova is a local Volvo car dealership in the east of Hamburg. It sells Volvo cars since 1973.

AutoNova supported our prototype with parts. In our demonstrator we use a steering wheel, shock absorbers and a wheel from AutoNova