Germany’s market for unmanned aerial vehicles is expanding exponentially as more and more applications for drones are developed. The sector is projected to be worth €3 billion in the near future. Plus it’s a heck of a lot of fun.
Industries / Mobility & Logistics
With a host new production facilities underway in the country, Germany is poised to become Europe’s electric vehicle (EV) battery capital.
Unmanned aviation is taking off in a big way in Germany, with turnover in the sector expected to grow by billions over the next decade. International players have begun to take notice, particularly of an air mobility hub that is developing in the south.
In 2021, the US-Portuguese drone infrastructure company EVA was looking to expand its business in the fast-growing, future-oriented sector of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sector. Germany Trade & Invest helped the young firm set up shop in Germany – in the town of Wildau in the state of Brandenburg near Berlin. We asked EVA spokesperson Isabel Nacke about the company’s new home.
The good news came after the container ship “Ever Given” had been stuck in one of the world’s major waterways, disrupting global supply chains, for a week. A team of tugboats, led by the German-made “ALP Guard” finally managed to free the massive shipping vessel, which is roughly the size of New York City’s Empire State Building.
The German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is launching a new EUR 11 million assistance program for “innovative aerial mobility.”
Europe’s third largest port in the northern German city of Hamburg is taking a novel tack to try to increase efficiency. The shipping center on the Elba River has teamed up with the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (Fraunhofer CML) to introduce AI into its handling of massive container ships.
For some they’re an important part of Germany’s energy future, for others, a relic of the past that services a technology which should be phased out as soon as possible: synthetic fuels for automotive combustion engines.
2020 was watershed year for bicycles, in particular e-bikes and pedelecs, says the German bicycle industry association ZIV.
The European Space Agency ESA has commissioned a study from Bremen company EHB and its subsidiary Rocket Factory Augsburg to predict the future demand for space transportation systems as of 2030.