Introducing Prof. Peter Fischer as the new director of the institute.
Organizational classification of the institute into the work areas:
Retirement of Prof. Hirschberg.
Dr. Eichberger takes over the interim management of the institute.
Prof. Hirschberg hands over the scientific leadership of the competence center and appointed as speaker of the FSI institutes.
Relocation to the newly built FSI building on campus Inffeldgasse.
Now there is enough office space, seminar rooms and a newly equipped car laboratory.
Graduation of the first FTG doctoral candidate.
Transition to independent Institute of Automotive Engineering (FTG).
It initially resides provisionally on the upper floor of the Joanneum Research in Graz Steyrergasse, developed rapidly and becomes a member of the donated by MAGNA [FSI].
Start of the first research cooperations.
Seperation of Automotive Engineering Graz (FTG) as an independent working area from the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics (IVT) at Graz University of Technology.
Appointing of Prof. Wolfgang Hirschberg as Head of Vehicle Technology at the same time as his appointment as Scientific Director of the Competence Center - The Virtual Vehicle.
Setting up vehicle teaching and research.