315.054 Criteria of future automobiles I
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • place markets, infrastructure, energy mix, demographics and the effects of published opinion in an overall context for the criteria of future motor vehicles
  • apply legal framework conditions to the conception of vehicles by way of example
  • identify passive and active driving safety as the concept basis for vehicles and place them in a functional and production-related context
  • apply innovation management to practical technology examples

Subject of course

Major effects - based on practice - on future cars, mainly by:

  • markets, infrastructure, traffic perspectives, electrification
  • legal frameworks, market trends, customer needs and business rivalry
  • innovation management
  • passive safety technology and ergonomics
  • active safety technology and automated driving

Teaching methods

Presentation of concepts in the regulatory environment with image examples, discussion of case studies, brainstorming on competing solutions, common definition of core issues BEFORE starting a development.

Mode of examination




Course dates

09:00 - 17:0009.11.2020 - 10.11.2020 (LIVE)Kriterien zukünftiger Kraftfahrzeuge I
Criteria of future automobiles I - Single appointments
Mon09.11.202009:00 - 17:00 Kriterien zukünftiger Kraftfahrzeuge I
Tue10.11.202009:00 - 17:00 Kriterien zukünftiger Kraftfahrzeuge I
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

PLEASE NOTE: All exams at our institute are to be taken in GERMAN!

Exams to this course take place (in writing) at the institute's monthly exam dates (the dates can be seen on our homepage www.ifa.tuwien.ac.at or on the TISS page of lecture 315.282 "KFZ-Technik", all dates given there are potential exam dates for this course). The course will not be examined every single month, but - depending on demand and space in the lecture hall - as often as possible! Registrations are only possible for the next possible exam date!

Exam registrations and de-registrations take place in TISS (if an exam date has already been posted). If there is no exam date visible in TISS, please send an e-mail to info@ifa.tuwien.ac.at, specifying the course, your matriculation number and your study code.

As all our written exams take place in parallel, registration for only one exam is permitted per exam date! Multiple registrations will not be tolerated! Failure to turn up to an exam to which the student has registered will result in an 8-week ban on the exam (in accordance with section 18a of the Statute on Study Law)! De-registrations after the registration deadline will not be considered!


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri08:00 - 09:0015.03.2024HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL written01.02.2024 08:00 - 13.03.2024 12:00TISSPrüfung "Kriterien zukünftiger Kraftfahrzeuge I" - 3. Termin WS2023/24

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
17.08.2020 08:00 06.11.2020 12:00 06.11.2020 12:00


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Elective
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Elective
ALG For all Students Elective


The current script will be made available to registered students of the course as a download in TISS at the beginning of the lecture.