Impulse Project 4: Safe electric mobility

Impulse Project 4 is geared towards vehicle safety in hybrid and electric vehicles. Although there are a number of established solutions for averting known hazards such as battery fires and electrical hazards, the use of HV batteries creates new potential hazards that can result in significant personal injury and/or material damage in the event of an accident with a hybrid or electric vehicle. SEANCe will carry out research into solutions in three fields: protection of HV batteries during an accident, determination of causes of accidents by malfunction of control units and HV batteries, and safe reuse of HV batteries in order to eliminate this source of danger.


The impulse project is subdivided into the following subprojects:

Explorative projects

The main objective of the project HATS3 ("Holistic Automotive Testing of Security, Safety, and Storage (HATS3)") is the construction of a test bench for realistic security tests on vehicles while stationary and while driving, as well as the ability to conduct safety-relevant experiments on hybrid and electric vehicles. In addition, a method for increasing the degree of automation in the field of automotive penetration testing is to be developed in order to be able to standardize tests and to be able to cost-effectively test software in early development stages.

Further information on the HATS3 project can be found on the CARISSMA website.

Funding reference number: 13FH7E02IA

Funding agency: Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Research at Universities of Applied SciencesBundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung an Fachhochschulen



Research Professor Battery Systems, Head of SAFIR-Cluster 4
Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Schweiger
Phone: +49 841 9348-4500
Room: H026

Funding reference number: 13FH7I04IA