AUTOMOBILE DESIGN EVOKES EMOTION
Design combines functionality and aesthetics, design is emotional, particularly when it comes to cars. Motorists who think a car is ugly are unlikely to buy it and drive it. So how will the changes to the drivetrain influence automobile design? VDMAimpulse asked design experts.
THE EU'S QUEST FOR AN INTELLIGENT APPROACH TO AI
With the Communication on Artificial Intelligence, the European Commission has opened the debate on how to encourage the use of AI - and also maybe how to regulate it. While the Commission's proposal takes a rather optimistic view, there is still the danger of harmful legislation based on doomsday scenarios. In industrial applications, AI technologies such as machine learning are promising and challenging, but they are a long way from disrupting the legal and ethical framework.
POWER-TO-X: A PROMISING CORNERSTONE TO CLIMATE PROTECTION
If the goal of achieving greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050 is to be achieved, fossil resources will have to be replaced to the greatest possible extent. The "Power-to-X 2030" study sheds light on the role the machinery sector will play in this endeavor.
UNDERSTANDING LEIBNIZ'S THOUGHTS
The great polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz noted his thoughts and ideas on countless pieces of scrap paper - an immeasurable wealth of knowledge as paperwork in the most literal sense. Using digital reconstruction, the Leibniz Puzzle project is set out to shed some light on his ideas.
WHO WAS LEIBNIZ?
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was one of the most important philosophers and universal scholars of the late 17th and early 18th century. He was a German philosopher, mathematician, diplomat, historian and political advisor of the early Enlightenment. Leibniz was born in the summer of 1646 in Leipzig. He died in November 1716 in Hanover.
DESIGNED FOR GREEN DRIVING
Limiting global warming and curbing greenhouse gas emissions are the main goals of the Paris climate agreement. Electric cars can contribute to achieving these goals. VDMAimpulse investigated the various options available for electric cars and took a closer look at two specific models: the Sion and e.GO Life.
IN SEARCH OF THE BEST SOUND
Sleep seems a million miles away. The night feels like a furnace, without even the slightest breeze. An air conditioning system could provide some relief, if only it didn't make such horrible noise. Making the sounds of such devices more agreeable is the current research interest of junior researcher Carolin Feldmann.
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.
MACHINE LEARNING: A JOURNEY TO THE YEAR 2030
How will mechanical engineering evolve in the years to come? Experts are clear about one thing: Self-learning systems are essential when it comes to securing competitiveness and the advancement of Industrie 4.0. The VDMA "Machine Learning 2030" report explores what the future may hold if the development of artificial intelligence is advanced or slowed down.