Last mile parking garage

Amazon, Zalando and Co. are not only changing our buying behaviour. The increasing e-commerce in all sectors – from food to raw materials for production – is creating the need… Read more

Volvo’s electrified change of heart

Volvo is setting a precedent for change: the Swedish car manufacturer has announced that from 2019 the only new cars brought to market will be powered by electricity. Either as… Read more

Safe roads, unemployed truckers

A journey of almost 200 km, a cargo of 50,000 beer cans – and no driver. With a spectacular test run the taxi provider Uber has led the way in… Read more

Just take off

Cars that morph into ships and carry on sailing on the water are old hat — but always create a stir. Cars that simply take off are futuristic but they… Read more

Bundling energy for logistics

At the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) the main focus has always been on logistics processes, their further development and scientific consideration. Together with the Technical University… Read more

The morality of artificial intelligence

Can a car weigh up which human life is worth more: that of the child that runs out into the road or of the old woman the car would hit… Read more

Cars as art objects

Even if everyday life without a car is almost inconceivable, cars are not universally loved — they polarise opinion. For some they’re polluters of the environment and overly ostentatious status… Read more

Didi in the fast lane

Uber competitor Didi Chuxing has secured new capital in a financing round. This brings the Chinese start-up to a market value of 50 billion dollars and makes it the second… Read more

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

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