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

“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