315.750 Automated driving and alternative vehicle technology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to research subject-specific topics on the areas of driver assistance systems, automated driving, autonomous driving and alternative vehicle technology, to introduce them into a technical discussion and to write scientific papers.

The following topics are covered:

- Driver assistance systems, automated systems up to automated driving

- Advantages and challenges

- Sensors, object detection, computer system and actuators

- Artificial intelligence

- Development processes

- Examples of executed systems

- Energy sources, costs, availability, CO2 impact

- Energy sources and influence on vehicles and drive technology

- Alternative vehicle technology for individual mobility

- Alternative vehicle technology in industrial transportation

- Alternative vehicle technology in motorsport

Subject of course

Part 1: Automated driving

• Definitions

• Automated driving levels

• Advantages and challenges

• Legal situation

• Object detection, sensors, sensor fusion

• Decision logic, software structure

• Actuators

• Artificial intelligence

• Safety and security

• Over the air updates

• System comparisons

• Car, commercial vehicle and other applications  

Part 2: Alternative vehicle technology

• Trends in the automotive industry

• Overview of vehicle concepts

• Electrification

• Overview of energy storage systems

• BEV concepts

• Hybrid vehicles

• Voltage levels 48V, 400 / 1000V

• Charging solutions

• Hydrogen and fuel cell technology

• Alternative suspension and damping concepts

• Alternative braking concepts

• Active aerodynamics

• Materials

• Types of use and mobility services

• Networking

• Alternative vehicles for private transport and industry

• Sports cars and racing vehicles

Teaching methods

With the help of this lecture an overview of the different system variants for the automation of vehicles will be shown, the respective advantages and disadvantages of the variants will be shown and an insight into current and future alternative vehicle technology will be provided.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Pandemiebedingt kann das Format der Abhaltung der LVA abweichen.

Due to the pandemic the format of the lecture may vary.



Course dates

Mon09:00 - 17:0028.03.2022 https://tinyurl.com/yckru4wc (LIVE)Automatisiertes Fahren und Alternative Fahrzeugtechnik
09:00 - 17:0004.04.2022 - 05.04.2022 https://tinyurl.com/sm6jvhf5 (LIVE)Automatisiertes Fahren und Alternative Fahrzeugtechnik
Automated driving and alternative vehicle technology - Single appointments
Mon28.03.202209:00 - 17:00 https://tinyurl.com/yckru4wcAutomatisiertes Fahren und Alternative Fahrzeugtechnik
Mon04.04.202209:00 - 17:00 https://tinyurl.com/sm6jvhf5Automatisiertes Fahren und Alternative Fahrzeugtechnik
Tue05.04.202209:00 - 17:00 https://tinyurl.com/sm6jvhf5Automatisiertes Fahren und Alternative Fahrzeugtechnik

Examination modalities

Covid-regulations apply until further notice regarding exams!


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
Fri09:00 - 11:0030.09.2022GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH written05.07.2022 08:00 - 28.09.2022 12:00TISSPrüfung "Automatisiertes Fahren und Alternative Fahrzeugtechnik" - 4. Termin SS22

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
20.01.2022 08:00 25.03.2022 12:00 25.03.2022 12:00


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066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
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066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
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A script will be available shortly before the start of the lecture.