Prof. Dr. Franz Korf

Department of Computer Science

HAW Hamburg Berliner Tor 7

D-20099 Hamburg, Germany

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Prof. Dr. Franz Korf
Department Informatik
HAW Hamburg
Berliner Tor 7
D-20099 Hamburg, Germany

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Our labs are located at the Berliner Tor 7 (the "E&I Hochhaus"), room 580B+C (5th floor). It is the 14-story grey concrete building.

The following companies and institutions supported our research with their products and knowledge.



IAV GmbH - Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr


Employing over 6,000 members of staff, IAV is one of the world’s leading providers of engineering services to the automotive industry. The company has been developing innovative concepts and technologies for future vehicles for over 30 years. Core competencies include production- ready solutions in all fields of electronics, powertrain and vehicle development. Clients include all of the world's premier automobile manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to development centers in Berlin, Gifhorn and Chemnitz/Stollberg, IAV also operates from other locations in Germany, Europe, Asia as well as North and South America.

IAV is partner in the RECBAR research project and SecVI research project





Since the founding of easycore GmbH, easycore is taking care of "creative solutions to complex technical challenges". This means that a young team develops software for electronic control units (ECUs) in the automotive industry, automation and aerospace, based on results from research.
The goal is to find optimal and innovative solutions for the specific problems together with our customers. Long-term and sustainable relationships are success factors for our customers and us.

Easycore is partner in the SecVI research project



OFFIS - Institut für Informatik Oldenburg


OFFIS is partner in the RECBAR research project



Heinz Nixdorf Institut


HNI is partner in the RECBAR research project



Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH


Ibeo is the world-leading company in laser scanner technology for automotive applications. Since its foundation in 1998, Ibeo has been dedicated to the development of advanced laser measurement technology including innovative algorithms for object tracking and classification. This know-how enables Ibeo’s laser scanner technology to support all driving assistance applications and to act as a sensor reference system.

Ibeo is partner in the RECBAR research project



HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.


HELLA develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry, and operates one of the world’s largest aftermarket organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics and services.

Hella supports us with headlights for our in-car network prototype.





SENSODRIVE GmbH is a spin-off company from the German Aerospace Center DLR. SENSODRIVE has the goal to bring the latest drive, sensor, and control technology into the industry.

SENSODRIVE supported us with their knowledge and products for force-feedback drives. We use SENSO-Wheel components in our steer-by wire demonstration.



AutoNova GmbH


AutoNova is a local Volvo car dealership in the east of Hamburg. It sells Volvo cars since 1973.

AutoNova supported our prototype with parts. In our demonstrator we use a steering wheel, shock absorbers and a wheel from AutoNova