Our research and development topics

The network of our worldwide development sites stands for trend-setting innovations. In 2016 alone, we applied for 191 patents. We research and develop solutions to the challenges of the mobility of tomorrow. The focus of the research on the DRÄXLMAIER Campus is on the following areas:


Electrified mobility is one of the most important trends in the industry. We develop battery systems, components and optimize electrical systems of the future.


One of our core competences lies in the simulation of fully electrically powered and hybrid vehicles. With the help of cell simulation, we can, for example, reconstruct the ageing behavior of battery cells and simulate the structure of groups of cells from module level to pack level. The use of Cloud systems enables us to analyze real driving and load patterns. 

Connectivity – connected mobility

By 2025, there will be more than 600 million fully connected vehicles throughout the world. The automobile will become an important data hub. For example, we are working on the intelligent evaluation of the data of battery systems in Cloud systems. The results will be incorporated into the development process of the storage systems.

Autonomous driving

Cars are increasingly taking over the tasks of the drivers, who then have more time for other things in the car. Drivers in Europe and the USA spend more than 90 minutes in the car every day. We are doing research, for example, on how we will adapt the interior of a car to changing needs and conditions.