Technology Focus Areas 2018-02-05T10:59:38+00:00

Technology Focus Areas

For the Rheinmetall Automotive Venture Forum we are looking for the latest technologies and business models for tomorrow’s mobility, especially in the following focus areas:


Shaping the future of mobility, we are interested in startups offering e-mobility solutions, such as:

  • Electric drive units (e-motor, gearing, power electronics, inverter, control system)
  • Electric energy storage including battery components and systems, energy management (BMS) and optimization
  • Thermal management for all types of electrification (Hybrid/BEV/FCEV)
  • First and last mile mobility solutions that blend seamlessly with urban infrastructure
  • etc.

Lightweight Materials / Functional Surfaces

We are especially looking for:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Novel composites
  • Process innovations, e.g. shaping techniques for e-mobility application
  • Functional or smart surfaces and coatings
  • etc.

Future Mobility@Smart-City

Urban centers transform into smart cities. Developing the mobility system of the future, we are looking for enabling smart city solutions, like for example:

  • E-charging infrastructure
  • Automation of urban traffic
  • Infrastructure data capture
  • Data management, analytics, prediction and AI-applications
  • Infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) communication technology
  • etc.

Connectivity / Autonomous Driving / Mobility Services

In these future fields we are interested in innovative hardware, software and services, especially:

  • Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), e.g. actuators and sensors for chassis, steering, braking, comfort, seating, etc.
  • Sensors, e.g. light detection and ranging (LiDAR), camera systems
  • Human-machine-interface (HMI) and men-to-machine communication
  • Smart auxiliaries that add functions to products and parts
  • Telematics, cyber security, cloud-based solutions, car2x communication
  • Mobility services, e.g. predictive maintenance, location-based services, multimodal mobility services
  • etc.