Germany Invests €11 million in Drone Research

The German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is launching a new EUR 11 million assistance program for “innovative aerial mobility.”

Hamburg Port Goes (Artificially) Intelligent

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.

Automotive Germany Debates Future of Synthetic Fuels

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.

E-Bikes Take Quantum Leap During Corona

2020 was watershed year for bicycles, in particular e-bikes and pedelecs, says the German bicycle industry association ZIV.

ESA Tasks German Firms with Challenging Space X

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.

Volocopter Takes in 200 Million

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.

Study: Germany Prepared to Undergo EV Battery Boom

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.

Ford Puts Billion into German EV Production

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.

Top Investments 2020 in Bremen

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.

Drone Safety Program

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.