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DHL plans new logistics hub at Vienna airport

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Starting in summer 2018, the DHL Campus Vienna Airport will be developed on premises measuring roughly 60,000 sqm in the Fischamend district. The facility will take on a key role as a freight hub for Eastern Europe in the future. By establishing a joint site for DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight, synergies between the different transport modes - land, air and ocean – are to be exploited even more effectively. “DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight are combining the individual strengths of their two networks at the new site in Fischamend,... Read More »

H&M Foundation invites you to split 1 million euro between five innovations reinventing the fashion industry and protecting the planet

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Cast your vote on any of the five winning innovations: Crop-A-Porter: Making sustainable bio-textiles by using left-overs from food crop harvests. Algae Apparel: Turning algae into bio-fiber and eco-friendly dye that is also good for the skin. Smart Stitch: A dissolvable thread that makes repairing and recycling a breeze. The Regenerator: Recirculating fashion into new textile fiber by separating cotton and polyester blends. Fungi Fashion: Custom-made clothes made from decomposable mushroom roots. The Global Change Award is desig... Read More »

Innovative sensor jacket trains industrial robots – Transparent Factory establishes partnership with Dresden-based start-up Wandelbots

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The plan: to efficiently train industrial robots using an innovative sensor jacket fitted with sensors and actuators. The activities in Dresden will cover the assembly, logistics and maintenance of Volkswagen’s electric Golf production. This young start-up, spun off from the TU Dresden, considers the partnership with Volkswagen to be a “breakthrough”. “For the first time, we have the opportunity to test out our product with a major industrial partner,” said Christian Piechnick, Founder and Managing Director of Wandelbots, at the US conferenc... Read More »

Volkswagen Group realigns energy supplies: company power stations to change over from coal to gas

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The new high-efficiency gas turbines to be installed at the Wolfsburg power stations will durably reduce carbon dioxide emissions for heat and power generation by about 1.5 million tonnes per year. This corresponds to the current annual CO2 output of about 870,000 vehicles and represents a reduction of almost 60 percent compared with the previous emissions of the power stations at Wolfsburg. With reference to the German plants, the reduction in CO2 emissions amounts to about 50 percent. The systems are to be operated by Group company VW Kraftwe... Read More »

BMW Group reports eighth successive record year despite high upfront expenditure

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In line with its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, the BMW Group continues to play a leading role in transforming the mobility sector with its future-oriented ACES programme: Automated, Connected, Electrified and Services. “We can look back on the most successful year in our corporate history and have achieved record levels for revenues and earnings for the eighth year in succession,” stated Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG in Munich on Thursday. “Since 2016, we have taken numerous strategic decisions to further grow... Read More »

Tele2 Netherlands deploys Nokia Cognitive Analytics real-time software to consistently deliver a superior customer experience

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Nokia Traffica software is part of the Nokia Cognitive Analytics portfolio. It is a real-time network analytics solution for monitoring and troubleshooting that provides deep insights into traffic, network conditions, locations, devices and subscriber activity. It enables service provider customer care and operations teams to better understand how subscribers are experiencing their services. Building upon Tele2 Netherlands' existing Traffica deployment, Nokia Traffica's geolocation capabilities provide a granular view of services issues down... Read More »

95% of companies are yet to realize the full benefits of digitalization technologies for their supply chains

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‘Digitalization and the supply chain: Where are we and what’s next?’ is a report by Lisa Harrington, President of the lharrington group LLC commissioned by DHL to identify how industry is coping with the fast-changing and disruptive environment posed by the rise of digitalization in the supply chain. Next-generation robotics, AI, AVs, blockchain, big data analytics and sensors are just some of the technologies which businesses must now consider integrating into their operations and supply chain strategies. Respondents ranked big data analyti... Read More »

Audi, Italdesign and Airbus combine self-driving car and passenger drone

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The dominant interior feature is a 49-inch screen, while interaction between humans and the machine is performed by speech and face recognition, eye-tracking and a touch function. The ultra-light, two-seater passenger cabin can be attached either to a car module or to a flight module. Audi is supporting the project with know-how on battery technology and automation. “Creativity is needed where new mobility concepts for cities and people’s diverse needs are concerned. Italdesign is an incubator for innovative technologies and radical prototyp... Read More »

Machine learning meets culture

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Art Palette From interior design to fashion, color plays a fundamental role in expression, communicating personality, mood and emotion. Art Palette lets you choose a color palette, and using a combination of computer vision algorithms, it matches artworks from cultural institutions from around the world with your selected hues. See how Van Gogh's Irises share a connection of color with a 16th century Iranian folio and Monet’s water lilies. You can also snap a photo of your outfit today or your home decor and can click through to learn about th... Read More »

Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD) Established in Tokyo to Provide Fully-Integrated, Production-Quality Software for Automated Driving

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To enable the new efforts at TRI-AD, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. (Aisin), and Denso Corporation (Denso) have concluded a memorandum of understanding on joint development of fully-integrated, production-quality software for automated driving. Going forward, the three companies will hold further discussions, aiming to conclude a concrete joint development contract. Together, TMC, Aisin and Denso plan to invest more than 300 billion yen in TRI-AD. The new company is targeting a staff of approximately 1,000 employees, i... Read More »

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