Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart

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The Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart (FKFS), (in English: Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart), is a private, nonprofit research and development institute for the automobile and supplier industry, focusing on vehicle technology, engine technology, and vehicle mechatronics.

It was established in 1930, and called the "Kamm-Institut"[1] after its founder and long-time director, Wunibald Kamm.[2]

At the institute, Dr. Kamm "built the first full-scale wind tunnel for motor vehicles."[2]

The institute was rebuilt after being destroyed in World War II.

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  1. ^ Hirschel, Horst Prem, Gero Madelung, Ernst-Heinrich (2003). Aeronautical research in Germany: from Lilienthal until today, Volume 147. Springer-Verlag. p. 221. ISBN 978-3-540-40645-7. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "History (1930-1945)". Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 

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