Volkswagen and Ford Cooperate

It is an alliance of giants: Volkswagen and Ford announced that they would build commercial vans and medium-sized pickup trucks together as early as 2022, and that they had agreed to look into extending their collaboration to include autonomous driving, electric drives and mobility services.

Trucks Without Truckers

Daimler delivered some big news at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Mobile Charging Station for E-Cars

Berlin-based startup Chargery has designed a power delivery service with perks.

Converting Telephone Booths to Charging Stations

The stations will be housed in some of the roughly 20,000 telephone columns and booths as well as gray cable distribution boxes, which have grown less necessary as consumers increasingly migrate to mobile telephony.

German-French Battery Cell Production

The economics ministers of France and Germany signed off on a declaration that could pave the way for EU compliant support for large-scale battery cell production in Germany.

Block by Block

Hansebloc is the brainchild of a handful of logistics and IT companies based in Hamburg. They started out on a mission to see how blockchain technology could improve efficiency in logistics and are now looking for foreign collaborators.

Volkswagen Goes Electric

The Group plans to invest about EUR 44 billion – or about 1/3 of total expenditures – in e-mobility, autonomous driving, new mobility services and digitalization by 2023.

Smart Charging

The IO-ELON innovation is a cloud-based solution that collects data from vehicles – such as on battery and vehicle status –communicates it directly to charging stations, and thereby enables smart charging and a more efficient design of charging processes.

Hyperloop for Hamburg Port

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), which operates three terminals in the Port of Hamburg, is teaming up with the California-based R&D company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) as part of a joint venture to implement a test section running from a quay’s edge to a transfer station by 2021.

Autonomous Driving: the Race is On

“It’s not enough to be good in one or two areas, you have to master all disciplines.”