Projects & References


Establishment Fraunhofer IKS

As part of a Bavaria-wide AI network, the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs is supporting the establishment of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS. 


ADA Lovelace Center for Analytics, Data and Applications

The Fraunhofer IKS participates in the ADA Lovelace Center for Analytics, Data and Applications. This is a cooperation platform on data analytics for science and industry in Bavaria. The aim is to develop new data analytics methods and algorithms in AI applications.


AI assurance: Safe artificial intelligence for autonomous driving

The “KI-Absicherung” project for AI assurance, an initiative by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), has defined its goal of making the safety of in-car AI systems verifiable. To this end, the project partners are developing a stringent, verifiable chain of arguments for the assurance of AI functions in highly automated vehicles.



Bavarian Competence Center for Quantum Security and Data Science

The Bavarian Competence Center for Quantum Security and Data Science (BayQS) aims to address three important aspects of quantum computing: cybersecurity, reliability & robustness and optimization.


Cloud-Based Production Controls

In the Cloud-based Industrial Services (CICS) project the Fraunhofer IKS (former Fraunhofer ESK) researchers shape the production steering to be interoperable and flexible, by transferring part of it into the cloud.


Continental and Fraunhofer IKS make autonomous vehicles safer

Together with Continental, Fraunhofer IKS was able to create a concept for the dynamic distribution of vehicle functions and develop a technical safety concept that describes an implementation of the identified safety requirements.


Enhanced Traffic Safety with LTE and Mobile Edge Computing

In the project Car2MEC, Fraunhofer IKS (former Fraunhofer ESK) is working to develop concepts to improve connectivity especially for delay-sensitive traffic safety applications.


ezCar2X®: Streamlining Application Development for Networked Vehicles

Future vehicles will be able to share information in real-time. Therefore, Fraunhofer IKS (former Fraunhofer ESK) developed the flexible ezCar2x® software framework, which provides the key components needed to rapidly create prototype applications for networking vehicles.


Future Vehicle Software Architectures

Because the number of ECUs for integrating new functions cannot be increased at will, new concepts are required that will allow more flexible mapping of functions to the ECUs. Therefore, Fraunhofer IKS researchers (former Fraunhofer ESK) are actively working on self-adaptive E/E system concepts.


Harvesters Joining the Internet of Things

In a joint project, equipment manufacturer Holmer, telecommunications manufacturer Huawei and Fraunhofer IKS (former Fraunhofer ESK) succeeded in transferring the predictive maintenance method to a fleet of highlycomplex harvesting machines.


Heterogeneous Networks for Real Time Multimodal Mobility

In project TIMON Fraunhofer IKS (former Fraunhofer ESK) together with partners from seven other European countries aim to increase safety, sustainability, flexibility and efficiency of road transport systems by leveraging data from a diverse set of sources, i.e. open transport data, infrastructure sensors, data generated by drivers and vulnerable road users (VRUs).


High Performance Center “Secure Intelligent Systems” (LZSiS)

The Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS is part of the High Performance Center “Secure Intelligent Systems” (LZSiS). The LZSiS pools interdisciplinary expertise from university and extra-university research to make digitalization usable in Bavaria.


Noncontact health monitoring of infectious patient groups

Sensors can be used to monitor health data of infectious patients without contact. This minimizes the risk of infection for the nursing staff. Together with Airbus, the Fraunhofer IKS is testing an ear sensor to ensure that it is safe enough for use in hospitals.


Resilient Platforms for Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems

In this project, Hitachi and Fraunhofer IKS developed a resilient architecture for cloud-based control systems based on the example of an automated valet parking service in a parking garage.


Resource-Adaptive Mobile Assistance System for Complex Agriculture Machines

As part of the INVIA project, seven partners are working to design an innovative, cloud-based mobile assistance system for diagnosing and servicing complex agriculture machines and implement it in a prototype environment.


Safe Adaptive Software for Fully Electric Vehicles

Within the EU-funded project SafeAdapt, a consortium of 9 partners from six European countries is making innovative changes to the E/E architecture, which will reduce the complexity of the system and raise the cost and energy efficiency.


Safeguarding autonomous mobile robotic systems

Fraunhofer IKS and Magazino GmbH are conducting the research project “RoboDevOps – Continuous development and safeguarding of autonomous, mobile robotic systems” to research new DevOps concepts and evaluate them based on specific scenarios.


Self-Describing Adaptive Software

Fraunhofer IKS (former Fraunhofer ESK) develops a new method and tool chain for the development of adaptive embedded software systems.


Simple AI integration for Industry 4.0

In the joint project REMORA,Fraunhofer IKS works on the simple integration of AI services in Industry 4.0. Its goal is to simplify the integration of AI for the real-time analysis of machine data and to develop tools for high-quality, dynamic machine data.


System Health Monitoring for Autonomous Systems

As part of the collaboration with the worldwide development partnership   AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR) Fraunhofer IKS together with other members conducts research mainly in the practical application of System Health Management.  


Trustworthy autonomous systems

Two Fraunhofer IKS researchers are participating in the »European Training Network for Safer Autonomous Systems« project, which is being funded within the framework of the EU »Horizon 2020« innovation initiative. The goal of the project is to come up with safety strategies for all stages of autonomous system development.