DESIGNED FOR GREEN DRIVING
Limiting global warming and curbing greenhouse gas emissions are the main goals of the Paris climate agreement. Electric cars can contribute to achieving these goals. VDMAimpulse investigated the various options available for electric cars and took a closer look at two specific models: the Sion and e.GO Life.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AS THE DRIVER OF THE SECOND WAVE OF DIGITALIZATION
Internet technologies and the related cloud solutions have been driving the first wave of digitalization for over 20 years. Nowadays, analog data storage and transmission systems are hard to come by in important German economic sectors. The second wave of digitalization, however, will make all the difference, as it focuses on the analysis of digitally available data. A secondary publication.
WHEN GOOD INTENTIONS COUNT FOR MORE THAN REALITY
The European export control is the wrong tool to fight terrorists and promote human rights: Klaus Friedrich from the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association VDMA explains his thoughts.
THE JOURNEY HAS JUST BEGUN…
For Joline Nolet, digital transformation is a trip that is both challenging and inspiring. The personal journey of the 25-year-old Belgian began in the Netherlands and took her to Colombia and the United States. She now works as a Digital Strategy Associate at General Electric in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
IN SEARCH OF THE BEST SOUND
Sleep seems a million miles away. The night feels like a furnace, without even the slightest breeze. An air conditioning system could provide some relief, if only it didn't make such horrible noise. Making the sounds of such devices more agreeable is the current research interest of junior researcher Carolin Feldmann.
BRIGHT FUTURE FOR PHOTONICS
Researching new laser technologies or developing optical networks - on average, photonics companies are investing 9 percent of their turnover into research and development, with some photonics sectors even investing up to 15 percent. As a result, lighting technologies offer great potential for growth and innovation, as shown by two new studies.
PRINTED ELECTRONICS - MOVING AHEAD
Sensors, batteries and circuitry can be printed directly on films. The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) is bringing industry representatives, material manufacturers and researchers together to turn ideas into products. This is how displays become flexible and packaging starts to interact.
TAKING OFF: THE TOP 5 JET ENGINES
What are the strongest jet engines used in civil aircraft worldwide? VDMAimpulse looked into this question and compiled a list of the five most powerful aircraft engines.
UKRAINE: THE MARKET MAKES ITS COMEBACK
The Ukrainian economy has been recovering since 2016. German machinery exports to the Ukraine are on the rise again. However, it is still uncertain how sustainable this growth will be.
GLOBAL CLIMATE POLICY IN TIMES OF TRUMP
The US' withdrawal from the Paris Agreement called the long-term framework for efficient technologies into question. In the long run, however, the Trump effect may be limited.
PLASMA SURFACE TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY ENSURES SUCCESS LAYER BY LAYER
New methods emerging today pave the way for applications that were unknown a few years ago. Today, there is hardly any industry that does without plasma surface treatment technology..
INTELLIGENT MEASURING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE
Measuring devices are indispensable in the world of Industrie 4.0. Production measuring technology already plays an important role in the smart factory, while networked measuring technology is crucial in digital production. An analysis.
EUROPE NEEDS INDUSTRY - BUT MUST DO MORE TO STRENGTHEN IT
When Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual State of the European Union speech in Strasbourg on September 13, the state of European industry was one of the first topics he mentioned. "I want to make our industry stronger and more competitive. This is particularly true for our manufacturing base and the 32 million workers that form its backbone," said the President of the EU Commission in the European Parliament and announced a new "industrial policy strategy" to promote European companies.
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