5G Remote-Controlled Trains

Mobile communications provider Vodafone has carried out the first-ever remote-controlled test run of a train using 5G technology. The test was carried out at the company’s smart Smart Rail Connectivity Campus in Germany’s central Erzgebirge region.

Silence is Golden

MTU Aero Engines has purchased a ten-million-euro stake in the air taxi company e.Sat in the western German city of Aachen. The aircraft motor producer will be involved in the development and construction of an electro-hybrid motor for the air taxis.

Wind to Hydrogen

One challenge connected with wind energy is what to do when turbines produce more energy than grids can handle, forcing shutdowns. The Wind to Gas Energy company in Brunsbüttel, north of Hamburg, is devoted to addressing this problem.

Combatting Abuse

The start-up Lytt from the city of Münster addresses one of the most prevalent problems in the working world: on-the-job harassment.

N2telligent Fire Prevention

N2lligence’s fire protection solutions are based on the idea of using exhaust air from electricity-providing fuel cells to lower the oxygen content to the point that fires cannot ignite.

Plastic Diesel

The Biofabrik company near Dresden converts unwanted plastic into diesel fuel.

Intoxicating Innovation

Germany’s second largest beer producer Oettinger has come up with a beer mixed drink using hemp. With an ABV of only 2.5 percent, it contains beer, green tea and herbal extracts, and THC.

Green Cars for Africa

The aCar from Evum Motors of Munich aims to meet the cargo and passenger transportation needs of rural populations in developing countries such as those in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Siemens Way

Siemens plans on investing up to EUR 600 million in its historic Siemensstadt (Siemens City) campus in Berlin. It is the largest single investment in the company’s history and reflects Germany’s strength as an innovation hub.

Faster 3D Printing

3D printing is set to get a whole lot faster. Eight times faster, to be precise.