Daimler strengthens the “last mile”

The collaboration is followed by the investment: Daimler is embarking on providing finance for its company Starship Technologies, known for its delivery robots. Last year saw the successful announcement of… Read more

“Many innovations are unsustainable” or: “The perfect car? Living room on wheels “

Professor Michael Braungart, scientific director of the Hamburg Environmental Institute, on recycling, the need for ecological rethinking in industry, and his vision of the ideal car. Mr. Braungart, since 1982… Read more

Audi talks to the lights

Red, red and red again. Rush hour is a frustrating business for car drivers. Crammed streets, jams at the crossroads, red lights instead of the promised “green wave at 50… Read more

Less turnover due to digitalisation?

What does automotive digitalisation mean for car workshops? The reading of customer data will make it possible to prepare personalised offers. Predictive maintenance will allow service and repair appointments to… Read more

Fine-tuning E-mobility

What good is the flashiest electric vehicle – sitting at the side of the road with a flat battery? Lack of range and poor charging infrastructure are the biggest problems… Read more

Creating intelligent transport infrastructures

Smart Traffic Middle East in Abu Dhabi, May 2015: Successful urban development is dependent on the existence of efficiently functioning traffic strategies and solutions. Identifying and implementing these solutions is… Read more

German and European automotive industry in a state of flux

“The success of German automotive manufacturers (OEM) will, in future, depend not ‘only’ on the market success of the so-called ‘premium vehicles’, but also on the products that they use… Read more

Germany are European Champions in Carsharing

Over half of Europe’s carsharing vehicles are on Germany’s roads. This was the result of a study entitled “What’s Ahead for Car Sharing? The New Mobility and its Impact on… Read more

Scepticism in the face of the driverless car

In July I took a weekend trip with my family to the Chiemsee. Unfortunately, we had not reckoned with the start of the holidays in some of Germany’s Federal States… Read more

The GDR lives on – in a EuroHotRod

To build an American-style hot rod using a flatbed truck made in the German Democratic Republic – and to do so if possible with almost no money. Is that possible?… Read more