In the future, traditional processes will be stretched to their limits.
It is the catchphrase of the last few years. It can be heard at every industrial congress. Talks are held on it, and workshops offered. The major multinationals want it, small and medium-sized businesses want it, and even the German government has it on its agenda: Industry 4.0.
Solar cells on roofs have become a common sight. The sunlight absorbed is converted into electrical power, and is thus able to supply an entire house with electricity. The advantages of this form of renewable energy are obvious – no annoying price fluctuations imposed by electricity suppliers, lower CO2 emissions and the sun is an inexhaustible resource.
When the car suddenly becomes the better smartphone.
The smartphone has literally put everyday things in your pocket. Almost on the quiet, MP3 players, appointment calendars, cameras, lexicons, e-mail clients and telephones have merged into one universal device. It is no wonder that the majority of us have our telephones with us 24/7, but we hardly ever use it to actually make a phone call. And the appropriation continues in earnest: As a result of the complete network integration with the internet, we can now access data almost everywhere with whose help we can do far more than just find out what's going on in the world.more
The stuff that change is made of
EDAG Light Cocoon – possible paradigm shift for future mobility
It has always been difficult to assess the long-term significance of inventions. When Nikolaus August Otto invented the four-stroke engine in 1862, many people failed to realise that this milestone was about to change the world. Whether or not this flash of inspiration was the decisive factor in the triumph of the automobile is still not clear. But nevertheless, it was important.more
Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
How the "EDAG Genesis" turned the automobile world upside down
Everyone is talking about "3D printing". Ever since consumer printers for € 1,000 began to flood the market, the extent of the new potential of additive manufacturing technology has been absolutely clear. Additive manufacturing is already in use in the aerospace industry and medical technology. But so far, almost exclusively for prototypes in the automotive industry.more
Indian community inspires towards more sustainability
Why the Navajos use EDAG busses to protect the environment
With a population of almost 330,000, the Navajo nation is the second largest Native American community in America's largest reserve. Spread across Northeast Arizona, Southeastern Utah and the Southeast New Mexico, in a region measuring 71,000 m² (about the same size as the state of West Virginia) the members of this tribe live as a semi-autonomous community.more
Pedestrian protection doesn't only happen on the road
When pedestrian protection standards go beyond legal provisions
Sporty design is trendy! Young, dynamic and expressive – values that you often find in modern-day vehicles from premium manufacturers. They shape a design language that can be found everywhere in vehicles: a flat design and low front. What sounds exceedingly positive at first proves not to be an advantage in all aspects when you take a closer look.more