About FKFS

The Research Institute for Automotive Engineering and Powertrain Systems Stuttgart FKFS is a public-law foundation and was founded in 1930.

It is one of the best-known German research institutes and partner of the international automotive and supplier industry.  


Highly qualified and motivated staff provide research and development projects in the fields of propulsion, automotive engineering and automotive mechatronics. Numerous highly specialized test benches and facilities and self-developed measurement, testing and simulation procedures are used to solve complex and challenging research tasks. Longtime experience in the development and application of development tools are an additional component of our services. Total confidentiality while working on projects is, of course, guaranteed.


An agreement of cooperation between the FKFS and the Institut of Automotive Engineering IFS defines the general conditions of the cooperation with the University of Stuttgart.


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