Diesel Reloaded – TUM’s “Innotruck” Demonstrates a Radical, Holistic Approach To Electromobility



Watch TUM’s Innotruck beeing assembled and taken for its first ride. Embodied in a sleek, Colani-designed tractor-trailer that looks more like a spaceship than a truck, the project “Diesel Reloaded” aims to demonstrate how paradigm shifts in automotive, energy, and information technologies can help to address major societal trends and needs.

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The research group, based at the Technische Universität München, is led by Prof. Dr. Gernot Spiegelberg, who has responsibility for electromobility initiatives at Siemens Corporate Technology and is a Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellow of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study.

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The main lines of research are being pursued by doctoral candidates Claudia Buitkamp (drive train and energy optimization),Ljubo Mercep (human-machine interface), and Hauke Stähle (system architecture).


As members of TUM’s International Graduate School of Science and Engineering, the doctoral candidates receive additional scientific support from Computer Science Prof.

Alois Knoll and Mechanical Engineering Prof. Markus Lienkamp. This research is supported, through TUM-IAS and IGSSE, by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. Doctoral candidates are also supported by Siemens.