Top Story: Drones for a better world

 Flying causes higher emissions than any other form of transportation. The start-up company Avy wants to change this and is even going one step further. The vision: innovative and sustainable aircraft technology that saves lives through e.g. drone deliveries of medical supplies.Malawi in south-east Africa is one of the poorest countries in the world. 90 per cent of the population lives off the fluctuating income of agriculture and many people do not have any access to health care. Hospitals mehr >>

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Drones for a better world 07.11.2019

Innovation: Drones for a better world

 Flying causes higher emissions than any other form of transportation. The start-up company Avy wants to change this and is even going one step further. The vision: innovative and sustainable aircraft technology that saves lives through e.g. drone deliveries of medical supplies. mehr >>

European Investment Bank provides €17m funding to QEV Technologies Barcelona 06.11.2019

Innovation: European Investment Bank provides €17m funding to QEV Technologies Barcelona

....to advance zero emissions transport in developing countries•    New financing will support R&D and production of electric drive technologies, including for public transport vehicles in the Philippines and mehr >>

04.11.2019

Innovation: BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in ELISE

BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in ELISE, a deep-tech startup developing generative engineering software aimed at automating the product development process.  The new funding will be used to speed product development and market entry. “ELISE enables engineers to automate multiple time consuming steps of the product design pro mehr >>

AIWAYS steps up methanol fuel cell development 04.11.2019

Innovation: AIWAYS steps up methanol fuel cell development

•    AIWAYS to become first Chinese vehicle manufacturer to commercialize methanol fuel cell technology in passenger vehicles mehr >>

Automobili Lamborghini first in Europe for its trigeneration and district heating systems 28.10.2019

Innovation: Automobili Lamborghini first in Europe for its trigeneration and district heating systems

Automobili Lamborghini together with CPL CONCORDIA have been selected as a winner of the COGEN Europe Recognition Award 2019 for the Market Development for Organizations category. COGEN Europe, the European Association for the Promotion of C mehr >>

What are the professions of the future? 22.10.2019

Innovation: What are the professions of the future?

  Half of all current jobs will no longer exist in 25 years, while new professions are gaining ground    Data is the new oil and therefore every company is looking for data scientists, architects and engineers    Attracting talent is a major challenge for businesses, as every sector is competing for the same profiles mehr >>

Hyundai Motor Group Develops World’s First Machine Learning based Smart Cruise Control (SCC-ML) Technology 21.10.2019

Innovation: Hyundai Motor Group Develops World’s First Machine Learning based Smart Cruise Control (SCC-ML) Technology

•    The technology recognizes and analyzes driving patterns to apply to Smart Cruise Control, creating a customized self-driving experience•    The world’s first AI-based ADAS feature planned for upcoming HMG vehicle  mehr >>

The FUTURE FORUM by BMW Welt - More space for visions 18.10.2019

Innovation: The FUTURE FORUM by BMW Welt - More space for visions

The new meeting place for all who wish to learn more about the city of the future and help shape it. • Interactive visitor experience provides insights into mobility and the city of the future. • Exciting formats invite you to join in the experience and participate in mutual discussions. • Visionaries and experts are provided with mehr >>

Toyota’s New “LQ” Wants to Build an Emotional Bond with Its Driver 11.10.2019

Innovation: Toyota’s New “LQ” Wants to Build an Emotional Bond with Its Driver

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced the “LQ”, a concept vehicle that leverages advanced technology to build an emotional bond between car and driver. The next generation of the Toyota “Concept-i”, a concept v mehr >>

SEAT in Robledillo de la Jara - Oak trees, creeks and the Internet of Things 10.10.2019

Innovation: SEAT in Robledillo de la Jara - Oak trees, creeks and the Internet of Things

•    The IoT (Internet of Things) and the connected car reach rural areas thanks to a drone and offer predictive information to drivers in areas of poor visibility or that are difficult to access•    In 5 milliseconds the driver of a connected vehicle will know if there is an obstacle on the road and can prepare to take action mehr >>

Recognising slippery roads sooner with mobile networking 09.10.2019

Innovation: Recognising slippery roads sooner with mobile networking

- reducing the risk of accidents on icy roads with car-to-X communication- Pilot tests in the Zollernalb districtIn the coming winter, in cooperation with the district of Zollernalb, Mercedes-Benz wi mehr >>

MIPS Creators Receive 2019 Polhem Prize 03.10.2019

Innovation: MIPS Creators Receive 2019 Polhem Prize

Founders of the world’s leading brain safety technology company receive this year’s prestigious Polhem Prize. MIPS, the Swedish brain safety technology company that has been leading the way in helmet and brain safety with over 20 years of research, is proud to announce that founders Peter Halldin, Hans von Holst, mehr >>

The BioImpulse project gives new impetus to biotechnology in materials 02.10.2019

Innovation: The BioImpulse project gives new impetus to biotechnology in materials

The BioImpulse project, first presented in Brussels on 2 October 2019 at the EFIB (European Forum For Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy), aims to create a new adhesive resin without any of the so-called Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).By developing a mehr >>

MITSUBISHI MOTORS starts limited sales of DENDO DRIVE HOUSE in Japan 02.10.2019

Innovation: MITSUBISHI MOTORS starts limited sales of DENDO DRIVE HOUSE in Japan

MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) starts limited sales of DENDO DRIVE HOUSE (DDH) – a V2H*1 based home system - in Tokyo Japan from October 3. MMC has announced the concept and launching plan of DDH's packaged service at Geneva Auto Show in March 2019. This is the very first sales of DDH in global, and MMC is planning to start its sales in overseas markets.  mehr >>

Fraunhofer FHR to Showcase Leading-Edge Radar Technology at the European Microwave Week 2019 in Paris 28.09.2019

Innovation: Fraunhofer FHR to Showcase Leading-Edge Radar Technology at the European Microwave Week 2019 in Paris

Radar innovations beneath the Eifel Tower: The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR will present leading-edge technology at the 22nd European Microwave Week 2019 taking place in Paris this year.From Sept mehr >>

URBAN-X by MINI graduates sixth cohort during Climate Week NYC - seven new startups 27.09.2019

Innovation: URBAN-X by MINI graduates sixth cohort during Climate Week NYC - seven new startups

URBAN-X, by MINI, the leading accelerator for startups reimagining city life, today graduated its sixth cohort of startup companies at an official ClimateWeek NYC event at their Brooklyn, New York headquarters. Run in coordination with the UN and the City of New mehr >>

Volkswagen Group Research becomes Volkswagen Group Innovation 24.09.2019

Innovation: Volkswagen Group Research becomes Volkswagen Group Innovation

Dr. Axel Heinrich, Head of Volkswagen Group Innovation says: “The realignment is a decisive step towards becoming a global and innovative mobility service provider.”  New alignment of Group Research department and its inter mehr >>

Porsche, Holoride and Discovery showcase new VR experience 23.09.2019

Innovation: Porsche, Holoride and Discovery showcase new VR experience

IAA Next Visions Day provides a platform for innovators and future thinkersPorsche, start-up Holoride and media company Discovery presented a new VR solution for use in vehicles as part of the Next Visions Day at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The cooperation partners presented edutainment to demonstrate how we might be using media in our veh mehr >>

SEAT participates in a new European project to generate biomethane from waste 19.09.2019

Innovation: SEAT participates in a new European project to generate biomethane from waste

•    The company is going to test the biofuel obtained from municipal landfills in its vehicles•    The project is scheduled to run until 2023 and will be funded with a total budget of 4.6 million euros mehr >>

MATERIALICA Award 2019: Expert Jury To Choose the Best Submissions 18.09.2019

Innovation: MATERIALICA Award 2019: Expert Jury To Choose the Best Submissions

•    Innovative materials for a sustainable use of resources•    Three finalists in the special category "Student"The winners of the 17th MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award have been selected: In mehr >>

USDOT grants for automated vehicle research 18.09.2019

Innovation: USDOT grants for automated vehicle research

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) will receive two U.S. Department of Transportation grants totaling $15 million to advance research on the safe integration of automation into U.S. roadways. mehr >>

TRATON hosts Innovation Day in Sweden 16.09.2019

Innovation: TRATON hosts Innovation Day in Sweden

Sights set on tomorrow’s transportation TRATON media event on October 2 in Stockholm/Södertälje  TRATON CEO Renschler: “Innovations are not just about products and technology” &nb mehr >>

Stuttgart sees first urban flight of Volocopter in Europe 14.09.2019

Innovation: Stuttgart sees first urban flight of Volocopter in Europe

Volocopter flight is highlight of two-day event "Vision Smart City - Experience future mobility today"    Presentation of technical innovations and sustainable transport concepts for future mobility at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart    mehr >>

SHIFT Automotive - Changing The Way We Think, Live And Drive 11.09.2019

Innovation: SHIFT Automotive - Changing The Way We Think, Live And Drive

 SHIFT Automotive is an innovative and independent conference and exhibition format that is held alongside IFA Berlin, the world’s most significant trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. This two-day convention brings together start-ups and tech giants, car manufacturers and city planners. mehr >>

Dow showcases new materials at The Battery Show North America 2019 10.09.2019

Innovation: Dow showcases new materials at The Battery Show North America 2019

Automotive electronic specialists invite attendees to discuss latest materials innovationsDow Performance Silicones, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation is showcasing at The Battery Show No mehr >>

Augmented Reality at the IAA: X-Ray Vision at Opel World Premieres 10.09.2019

Innovation: Augmented Reality at the IAA: X-Ray Vision at Opel World Premieres

   New insights: show visitors can take virtual look under Opel stars‘ bodywork    World premieres: Corsa-e and Grandland X Hybrid4 at IAA in Frankfurt Opel goes mehr >>

Fraunhofer FHR presents innovative contributions to radar applications in the automotive sector at the IAA 10.09.2019

Innovation: Fraunhofer FHR presents innovative contributions to radar applications in the automotive sector at the IAA

The Fraunhofer Institute for High-Frequency Physics and Radar Technology FHR is participating in the International Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt am Main for the first time this year. photo: Radar sensors with a good spatial resolution are indispensable fo mehr >>

FCA Selects the Cellular Connectivity Solution of Transatel (NTT Group) in Europe 09.09.2019

Innovation: FCA Selects the Cellular Connectivity Solution of Transatel (NTT Group) in Europe

...for its Global Connected Vehicle "Ecosystem"  -        For FCA, the initiative with Transatel falls under the scope of the new global "ecosystem" for connected vehicles, announced last April, which will improve the o mehr >>

Porsche opens factory for the all-electric Taycan 09.09.2019

Innovation: Porsche opens factory for the all-electric Taycan

Porsche has opened the new factory for the Taycan under the watchful eye of 320 guests from politics, business and media. “We have a level of responsibility for the environment and society.photo caption: Factory opening for the Taycan in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen: E mehr >>

Kia Motors Invests in IONITY to Democratize High-Power EV Charging Network 09.09.2019

Innovation: Kia Motors Invests in IONITY to Democratize High-Power EV Charging Network

•    Kia joins IONITY in cooperation with founding partners BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG•    The investment to enable EVs with 800V to reduce charging time significantly by a charging capacity of up to 350kW•    The commitment to electrifi mehr >>

City of Munich and BMW Group commit to innovative emission-free mobility 04.09.2019

Innovation: City of Munich and BMW Group commit to innovative emission-free mobility

- SHARE NOW doubles electric fleet size- Cooperation underlines goal of innovative emission-free mobility -  State capital will actively promote electromobility and expand public charging infrastructure with 550 new charging posts (1,100 charging points) by end of 2019 - Carsharing provider SHARE NOW to boost elec mehr >>

Volkswagen Group invests in leading technology company in the field of 3D holography 30.08.2019

Innovation: Volkswagen Group invests in leading technology company in the field of 3D holography

SeeReal in Dresden: There is also research on head-up displays with augmented reality technology. This is an important field of research for the Volkswagen Group.    Through minority stake in start-up SeeReal Technologies, Volkswagen secures future-orien mehr >>

Innovative twin dosing reduces NOx emissions by approx. 80 percent 29.08.2019

Innovation: Innovative twin dosing reduces NOx emissions by approx. 80 percent

Twindosing - double SCR injection    Double injection of AdBlue into the exhaust system enables significant reduction of nitrogen oxides     First use of the new technology in the Passat 2.0 TDI Evo1, la mehr >>

New BMW X6 as a spectacular show car: world’s first vehicle in Vantablack®. 28.08.2019

Innovation: New BMW X6 as a spectacular show car: world’s first vehicle in Vantablack®.

    This September, the Frankfurt Motor Show will provide the backdrop for the world premiere of the third-generation BMW X6 (fuel consumption combined: 10.7–6.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 243–159 g/km)*, the car that established mehr >>

Honda Announces New Passenger Front Airbag Design to Reduce Traffic Injuries 23.08.2019

Innovation: Honda Announces New Passenger Front Airbag Design to Reduce Traffic Injuries

...and Fatalities in Wider Variety of Frontal Collisions    New airbag development led by U.S. engineers at Honda R&D center in Ohio    New design focuses on enhancing protection of front pas mehr >>

Impression Technologies announces Key HFQ® Technology Partnership with Fischer Group 23.08.2019

Innovation: Impression Technologies announces Key HFQ® Technology Partnership with Fischer Group

Impression Technologies Ltd (‘ITL’), the creator of Hot Form Quench (HFQ®) Technology, the leading advanced lightweighting solution for high-strength aluminium structures, has announced a key strategic partnership with fischer group, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of precision automotive components, which also serves the aerospace sector mehr >>

AIWAYS joins forces with Jiangling Motor and Changan Automobile for future vehicle development 21.08.2019

Innovation: AIWAYS joins forces with Jiangling Motor and Changan Automobile for future vehicle development

•    Electric vehicle specialist AIWAYS takes 50% stake in new joint venture•    Formation of Jiangling Holdings will increase model diversity and enable synergies between AIWAYS and Lufeng brands•    New joint venture will support development of new-energy vehicles, as well as sharing of R&a mehr >>

Autonomous driving: "Suppliers are better positioned" 01.08.2019

Innovation: Autonomous driving: "Suppliers are better positioned"

 Autonomous driving – when will it happen? And in what form? And who will bring it to the market? Dr Christian Müller, Head of the mehr >>

31.07.2019

Innovation: BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Recogni.

Recogni Aims to Deliver High-Performance, Low-Power AI Processing for Autonomous Vehicles.BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Recogni Inc., the designers of a vision-oriented artificial intelligence platform for autonomous vehicles.  Recogni is focused on creating high-performance and low-power AI processing to help make autonomous vehicles a mehr >>

5G mobile network goes live at all BMW Brilliance Automotive production sites in China 22.07.2019

Innovation: 5G mobile network goes live at all BMW Brilliance Automotive production sites in China

- 100% coverage at BMW Brilliance Automotive’s three plants - Data rate of one gigabit per second -  First pilot project transfers data from test vehicles to the data centre BMW Brilliance Automot mehr >>

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