Lower Saxony state government held meeting at TU Braunschweig External meeting on the focus of mobility took place at the NFF
The Lower Saxony state government’s visit to the Braunschweig region focused on “technology development and the automotive industry”. For this reason, the cabinet meeting took place at the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF) at the Braunschweig Research Airport, one of the largest university centres for mobility research in Germany. After the cabinet meeting, the state politicians were informed about current research projects at the NFF.
On 1 November 2021, the state of Lower Saxony turned 75. To mark this occasion, the cabinet travels to external meetings. The meeting planned for November 2021 in Braunschweig has now been made up for on 14 June 2022 – at the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF).
“The NFF is one of the most modern mobility research centres in Germany. The researchers are helping to make our future mobility safer, more efficient, more flexible and more sustainable. With the NFF and many other activities, the Braunschweig region is one of Europe’s leading regions in research and development,” says Lower Saxony’s Minister President Stephan Weil.
“We are currently developing a pilot project with our research partners in the field of autonomous driving that will have a nationwide impact and clearly shows how important optimal framework conditions are at the location in order to be able to carry out successful research work. This also includes the great support of our state government,” says Prof. Thomas Vietor, spokesperson of the NFF.
After the meeting – which was also attended by TU President Prof. Angela Ittel and Braunschweig’s Mayor Dr. Thorsten Kornblum as guests – a tour of the NFF Technikum took place.
There, the politicians were presented with the latest high-tech equipment at the NFF: a climate roller test bench with a temperature range of -30 to +40 degrees Celsius. With this, the behaviour of vehicles under arctic to desert-like environmental conditions can be examined by the NFF scientists.
Afterwards, the cabinet members had the opportunity to visit other stations in the Technikum, including the Dynamic Complete Vehicle Simulator DVRS, a test bench for electric drives and the laboratory for power electronics. In addition, the Cluster of Excellence SE²A (Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Aviation) and the Lions Racing Team, a Formula Student team that is constructing an autonomously driving racing car, presented themselves.