Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Wrede

Prof. Dipl.-Ing.

Jürgen Wrede





Donnerstag 08:00 - 09:30 h, T1.4.28


(07231) 28-6632



2019 Founder of Institute for Smart Bicycle Technology together with 4 colleages, first scientic director.

Since 2008 Department Head of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean of Faculty of Engineering at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences.

Since 2006 Research in assistance systems für electrically assisted bicycles. 2013-2017 publicly funded project BikeSafe (antilock system for ebikes) and 2018 - 2021 publicly funded project BikeAssist for lateral stability at low speed.

Since 1999 tenure track professor at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, teaching automotive technology and mechatronics. 

1999 Knorr-Bremse Systems for Commercial Vehicles at Schwieberdingen, near Stuttgart, Germany. 

1987-1999 Robert Bosch Gmbh, responsible for development of electropneumatic brake system for commercial vehicles, worldwide customer relations.

1985-1987 Stihl power chain saws at Waiblingen, Germany. Development engineer.

1978-1983 Study of Mechanical Engineering, degree as Diplom-Ingenieur, Technical University Munich.



- vehicle mechatronics

- commercial vehicle brake systems

- brake and assistance systems for two-wheelers

- test stand technology


driving dynamics and driver assistance systems ,  automotive mechatronics and model­based development ,  bicycle and testing technology ,  Measurement Technology

1983 - Diplom-Ingenieur Mechanical Engineering
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

since 2008 - Hochschule Pforzheim - Germany

Vice Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Department Head of Mechanical Engineering

since 1999 - Hochschule Pforzheim - Germany

Professor in the study program Mechanical Engineering

1999 - Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH - Germany

head of department

1987 - 1999 - Robert Bosch GmbH - Germany

head of department

1985 - 1987 - Fa. Andreas Stihl - Germany

test engineer

Mechanical Engineering

Journal article

MAIER, O., HILLENBRAND, S., WREDE, J., FREUND, A., GAUTERIN, F. (2018). Vertical and Longitudonal Characterictics of a Bicycle Tire. Tire Science and Technology, 46 (3), 153-173. doi:10.2346/tire.18.460301.

MAIER, O., WREDE, J., GYÖRFI, B., KASPER, R. (2017). Design and Validation of a Multi-Body Model of a Front Suspension Bicycle and a Passive Rider for Braking Dynamics Investigations. MULTIBODY SYSTEM DYNAMICS.

MAIER, O., WREDE, J., GYÖRFI, B., MOIA, A., ARNOLD, T. (2017). In-depth analysis of bicycle hydraulic disc brakes. MECHANICAL SYSTEMS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, vol. 95, pp. 310-323.

MAIER, O., PFEIFFER, M., WREDE, J. (2016). Development of a Braking Dynamics Assistance System for Electric Bicycles: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Road Tests. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 21 (3), pp. 1671-1679.

MAIER, O., WREDE, J., PFEIFFER, M. (2014). Ohne Überschlag. Mechatronik, pp. 26-27.

WREDE, J., HECKER, F. (2004). Fahrerassistenzsysteme im Nutzfahrzeug. Automobiltechnische Zeitschrift ATZ, 106 (9), pp. 810-818.

Publication in Collected Edition (encyclopedia...)

WREDE, J. (2006). Fahrerassistenzsysteme in Serie weltweit: Status quo., Nürtingen, Germany.

WREDE, J. (2005). Voraussetzungen für die erfolgreiche Entwicklung und Verbreitung von zukünftigen Fahrerassistenzsystemen., Stuttgart, Germany.

WREDE, J. (2005). Sensorik - Schlüsseltechnologie für Kfz-Sicherheitssysteme., Stuttgart, Germany.

WREDE, J. (2003). Fahrerassistenzsysteme - Status, Trends, Visionen., Germany.

Article in Proceedings

PFEIFFER, M., WREDE, J. (2019). Validation of a Bicycle Dynamics Assistance System Using Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation. In Bicycle and Motorcycle Dynamics (Ed.), Konferenz.

MAIER, O., HILLENBRAND, S., WREDE, J., FREUND, A., GAUTERIN, F. (2016). Vertical and Longitudinal Characteristics of a Bicycle Tire. 35th Annual Meeting and Conf. on Tire Science and Technology.

PFEIFFER, M., BOTT, C., WREDE, J., MAIER, O. (2016). Bicycle Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulator for Braking Dynamics Assistance System. In IPG Automotive (Ed.), Apply & Innovate 2016.

MAIER, O., WREDE, J., PFEIFFER, M., SCHARPF, S. (2016). Conditions for Nose-Over and Front Wheel Lockup of Electric Bicycles. 17th IEEE International Conference on Research and Education in Mechatronics.

MAIER, O., WREDE, J., PASCHER, P., LANGER, N., KRAUTH, S., KRAUSE, M. (2016). Potential Benefit of Regenerative Braking on Electric Bicycles. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Mechatronics, Banff.

MAIER, O., PFEIFFER, M., WREDE, J. (2015). Bremsdynamisches Assistenzsystem für elektrifizierte Fahrräder. Aufbau und Validierung eines Umgebungsmodells als Grundlage der modellbasierten Entwicklung. Mechatronik 2015 (pp. 271-276).

MAIER, O., PFEIFFER, M., WEHNER, C., WREDE, J. (2015). Empirical Survey on Bicycle Accidents to estimate the Potential Benefits of Braking Dynamics Assistance Systems.. Proceedings of International Cycling Safety Conference 2015. 15./16. September 2015 Hannover. (pp. 20 pages).

HILLENBRAND, S., MAIER, O., KUBATSCHEK, A., PFEIFFER, M., WREDE, J. (2015). Signalverarbeitung für ein Antiblockiersystem am Vorderrad von Elektrofahrrädern. 12. Magdeburger Maschinenbau-Tage.

WREDE, J. (2009). Workshop: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems - Trends and Challenges. Tagungsband zur IQPC-Konferenz "Intelligent Tire Technology", 30.09.2009 (pp. 82 pages).

WREDE, J. (2008). Pre-Crash-Erkennung - die Brücke zwischen aktiver und passiver Sicherheit. Tagungsband des Car Training Instituts (IIR) zur CTI-Forum Pre-Crash-Sensorik im Automobil, 22.4.2008 (pp. 19 pages).

WREDE, J., KÖTT, S., KÜHNE, A. (2008). Mechatronics in Bicyles - Development of a Dynamic Safety System. In University of Limerick (Ed.), Tagungsband Mechatronics, June 23rd-25th, 2008.

WREDE, J. (2008). Workshop: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems - Trends and Challenges. Tagungsband zur IQPC-Konferenz "Advances Steering Systems 208", 30.05.2008 (pp. 81 pages).

Academic Papers of Pforzheim University

WREDE, J., KÜHNE, A. (2008). Weiterführende Untersuchungen zur Bremsdynamik von Fahrrädern mit mess- und simulationstechnischen Methoden., Pforzheim, Germany.

WREDE, J., WEINGARDT, H.-C. (2008). Entwicklung eines Dynamischen Sicherheitssystems für Fahrräder., Pforzheim, Germany.

WREDE, J., KOETT, S. (2007). Simulations- und messtechnische Untersuchung zur Bremsdynamik von Fahrrädern., Pforzheim, Germany.

Instructional Software/Course Material

WREDE, J. (2010). Messtechnik - Einführung, Grundlagen und Fehlerrechnung. AKAD Privathochschulen, Stuttgart, Germany.

WREDE, J., KOHMANN, P. (2010). Messtechnik Labor - Praktisches Arbeiten mit Messgeräten, Sensoren und PC-Messdatenerfassung bzw. -verarbeitung. AKAD Privathochschulen, Stuttgart, Germany.

WREDE, J., KOHMANN, P. (2010). Messtechnik - Messprinzipien und Sensoren. AKAD Privathochschule, Germany.

WREDE, J., KOHMANN, P., GROH, A. (2010). Messtechnik Labor - Grundlagen des Programmierens und Messdatenerfassung mit Labview. AKAD Privathochschule, Stuttgart, Germany.

Leader of a project funded from public institutions

2018 - 2022


HS Pforzheim Germany

2013 - 2016

BikeSafe - Bremsdynamisches Assistenzsystem für E-Bikes

HS Pforzheim Germany

2006 - 2008

Mechatronik im Fahrrad (IAF-Anschubförderung)

HS Pforzheim Germany

Presentation at a Conference

2006 - 2009

Leitung und Vorträge von Konferenzen zum Thema Fahrerassistenzsysteme