Innovative young air taxi developer Volocopter has received a massive influx of capital from investors including German rail company Deutsche Bahn, Intel, Daimler and Geely as well as Continental and Blackrock.
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A new market analysis by the Brussels environmental protection association Transport & Environment (T&E) predicts a bright future for electric vehicle battery production in Europe’s largest market.
The European subsidiary of Ford Motor Company is investing the equivalent of a cool one billion dollars to convert its Cologne factory to produce electric vehicles.
New challenges, new work environments, new needs: in Bremen, as in many other regions, 2020 will go down in history as the year of digital change. Despite the crisis, Germany’s smallest federal state recorded 40 foreign direct investments (FDI) with around 252 jobs created last year.
According to a raft of prognoses, German skies will become increasingly populated by unmanned aircraft – drones – in the years to come. That raises questions of how to ensure safety and practicality, so that drones reach their destinations unharmed.
With many urban areas increasing in population and roads and other traffic routes becoming more congested, Germany’s Transportation and Digital Infrastructure Minister Andreas Scheuer has called for a rethink on how deliveries are made.
The Latvian startup Maritime Digital relocated its headquarters from Riga to Lübeck in August 2020.
German shipping colossus Hapag-Lloyd placed a EUR 6 billion order for six ultra large container vessels (UCLVs) from South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The massive ships are the equivalent of four football fields long and can transport over 23,000 containers.
German start-up Dedrone has developed a system of sensors to help ward off airborne intruders.
Are they bicycles? Are they automobiles? The answer: a bit of both.