Dr Michael Schier, who heads the department of vehicle energy concepts, received his diploma and Dr degree in Electrical Engineering with specialisation in energy technologies and electrical drives at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. From 1995 to 1999, he was involved in the development of electrical machines and power electronics for starter-alternators in the department Electric Vehicles of the Siemens company. From 1999 until 2005 he was responsible for the development of electrical commutated motors for automotive applications at the ebmpapst company. Before his work at DLR he was leader of power electronics development at catem-develec, a daughter company of the Eberspächer company.
Hydrogen mobility offers development potential for decades
Germany has a leading role in Europe in H2 mobility, transferred from the European strategy of the last 15 years, which has now reached the implementation phase and where prototype vehicles are available from all manufacturers, for road and rail and where the petrol station network is also presentable. The German Aerospace Center is an international partner in all areas of hydrogen technology and also attaches particular importance to the networked coupling of the energy and transport sectors in order to ensure a stable energy supply with the maintenance of individual mobility requirements and where digitisation will play a key role in the future. The Institute for Vehicle Concepts works on vehicle concepts and hydrogen technologies for road and rail, here we show examples and future potentials from the areas of trains, road vehicles, hydrogen vehicles as small mobile power plants, refueling concepts and green construction sites.