ON THE WAY TO GREEN SHIPPING
The complete electrification of shipping is not an option with today’s state of the art technology. However, this is not a reason to continue to rely on heavy fuel oil, emphasizes VDMA expert Peter Müller-Baum. The “Maritime Energy Transition” dialog paper published by VDMA guides the way to more sustainable shipping.
THE FUTURE OF EUROPE: FIVE OPTIONS, NO ALTERNATIVE
Brexit, upcoming elections, an uncertain future: The EU is in a deep crisis, but is a union of states that needs to be maintained - just not necessarily the way it is now. While Jean-Claude Juncker presents his visions of a re-invented EU, VDMA also has suggestions for reform in Europe. An analysis.
THE VIRTUAL PRODUCT CONTROLS ACTUAL PRODUCTION
Asked about a real-life example of the use of Industrie 4.0 at shop floor level, Steffen Winkler does not need to think for long. The automation expert from Bosch Rexroth quickly picks up a cordless screwdriver for industrial use.