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Energy | 18 Jan. 2018
Single-sheet stacking makes batteries more compact
The electrode bands in large-format lithium-ion cells will in future be stacked on top of each other instead of being wound, as has usually...
Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives | 18 Jan. 2018
A roller bearing with sensors tests conductive fats
Hardly anything runs without them – even in Industry 4.0: lubricants. Customary products are nevertheless only partially or not at all...
Artificial Intelligence | 18 Jan. 2018
VW and Google conduct research using quantum computers
The two companies want to use quantum computing for traffic simulations, among other things – and for developing new machine learning...
Artificial Intelligence | 17 Jan. 2018
AI boosts profitability of automobile production
Using AI-based machine learning could create USD 215 billion in added value for the automotive industry by 2025. The increase in...
Smart Supply | 17 Jan. 2018
A smooth run all the way!
In the transition towards Industry 4.0 and new drive concepts, sectors that might not instantly spring to mind are also being presented with...
Platform Economics | 17 Jan. 2018
Online platforms under pressure to pay social security contributions
German statutory accident insurance ‘Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung’ (DGUV) has called for Airbnb, Uber, and co. to start paying...
Artificial Intelligence | 16 Jan. 2018
AI gains demographic insights with Street View
US researchers have collected demographic data and traced motor vehicle correlations with the help of artificial intelligence and Google...
Artificial Intelligence | 16 Jan. 2018
Tesla and Neoen install second wind-energy storage unit in Australia
A wind farm, paired with a 20 MWh stationary battery, has been constructed in the Australian state of Victoria. Developers of the unit are...
Research & Technology | 16 Jan. 2018
EHLA proves a great solution to the chrome ban
The extreme high-speed laser material deposition process provides a cost-efficient alternative to the ban on hard chrome plating in force...
Energy | 16 Jan. 2018
Water as a refrigerant dominates the F-gas regulation
eChiller works without the need for hydrofluorocarbons and is the only chiller in the 35 kW refrigeration capacity range that uses pure...
Artificial Intelligence | 15 Jan. 2018
China builds an AI industry park for €2 billion
Worldwide, AI is emerging as a driver of the economy. A gigantic technology park dedicated to developing artificial intelligence is to be...
Digital Factory | 15 Jan. 2018
AI and Co. add color to the trade show
The range of themes at Digital Factory is growing: AI, cloud technologies and IT platforms are taking up their share of the spotlight.
Industrial Supply | 15 Jan. 2018
Digitalization a boost for recycling and circular economy
Recycling resources are not just sustainable – secondary raw materials are often also cheaper than primary raw materials. Digitalization...
Smart Supply | 15 Jan. 2018
Bosch and Continental acquire stake in Here
Technology companies Bosch and Continental have each acquired a 5% stake in map provider Here, whose high-definition maps are used for...
Industrie 4.0 | 15 Jan. 2018
Two levels: Digital transformation
Digitalization is changing both society and business. Both are relevant to the industrial sector. The two levels of transformation can be...
Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives | 15 Jan. 2018
MQTT Version 5 released
The lightweight protocol is especially suitable for M2M communication, with the latest version boasting a multitude of improvements.
Integrated Energy | 14 Jan. 2018
Capacitor effect generates power from elastomeric films
Researchers at the Fraunhofer ISC are developing novel materials that silently and directly convert the mechanical energy in the flowing...
Energy | 14 Jan. 2018
The German battery cell Gigafactory starts operations
In January 2018 a consortium of 17 companies and research institutes is commencing research and development for the large-scale production...
Career 4.0 | 13 Jan. 2018
Universities educate with a focus on digitization
To resolve the shortage of skilled workers with urgently needed digital skills in the medium term, the first universities are integrating...
Integrated Energy | 13 Jan. 2018
Swiss regional railway is testing solar plants
In a feasibility study, the Swiss Südostbahn AG (SOB) has tested the use of mobile lightweight photovoltaic systems on its railway cars.