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, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 30–35 | Cite as

Concept of an L7e micro car with high passive safety

  • Rainer Wolsfeld
  • Fabian Klein
  • Kristian Seidel
  • Lukas Zehnpfennig
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In a collaboration the fka, the School of Design Pforzheim and the material producer Hydro have developed the concept of a L7e-class micro car. The legal safety requirements for this vehicle class are low. The newly developed car’s passive safety, however, exceeds these requirements, inter alia thanks to the use of aluminum.

High Safety at Low Weight

The individual mobility in Europe faces new challenges today. With an average degree of urbanization of 75 % in European countries[1] a large amount of the mobility takes place in metropolitan regions with limited space conditions. The current debate of emission reduction to increase the urban air quality resulted in the announcement of first cities to ban conventional driven cars in the city areas. New mobility and vehicle concepts are required to meet these challenges. Electrified micro cars of the L7e class could provide a possible solution for the future urban individual mobility. These vehicles can avoid local emissions and require...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Wolsfeld
    • 1
  • Fabian Klein
    • 1
  • Kristian Seidel
    • 2
  • Lukas Zehnpfennig
    • 1
  1. 1.RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany
  2. 2.fka Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH AachenGermany

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