Katharina Berthold

Monitoring of Drone Flights:  DFS and Telekom have founded joint venture Droniq

Monitoring of Drone Flights: DFS and Telekom have founded joint venture Droniq

Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), together with Deutsche Telekom, has developed a solution for integrating drones into aviation with the Connected Drones project, thus enabling drones to be controlled out of sight of the pilot. And it works like this: A GPS module simply attached to the drone and a mobile radio transmitting unit make the drone a kind of flying mobile phone. Via the LTE radio network, the …

Project E-Motion digitizes motion sequences

Project E-Motion digitizes motion sequences

"Already the first part of E-Motion would be a great success, once it achieves production maturity, because it supports the MTM engineers significantly in their analysis work. But it gets really exciting, when an avatar illustrates ergonomically optimal movements in an VR environment. " Gerald Müller, Vice President Process and Efficiency DB Schenker AI helps to code movements Together with the …

La Paz – Cable cars preventing traffic gridlock

La Paz completes the world's largest cable car network

La Paz – Cable cars preventing traffic gridlock

It does not always have to be autonomous taxis. When it comes to protecting mega-cities from traffic collapse, cable cars can transport people at high altitude in a very efficient, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly way. Moreover, cable cars are cheap compared to subway systems. In early March 2019, Line 10 of the cable car system in La Paz in Bolivia was taken into operation, thus …

The ship from the jungle: CEIBA – the emission-free cargo sailing ship

The ship from the jungle: CEIBA – the emission-free cargo sailing ship

The network Sailcargo, originally registered in Canada, is building a three-masted cargo sailing ship in the jungles of Costa Rica. That sounds as eccentric as Fitzcarraldo's plan to pull a ship through the jungle. And yet it is not a Werner Herzog movie, but a real Kickstarter project. A CO2-negative cargo ship is to emerge. For this project, tropical timber seems a better material than steel. Costa …

Underwater swarming: Autonomous underwater robots

Underwater swarming: Autonomous underwater robots

"... We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine…” When looking at one of the robots of the MONSUN fleet, one cannot help but think of this all-new Beatles classic. Even though it does not quite fit, because the submarine in question is only 60 centimeters long and is an unmanned underwater robot. Yet it is quit yellow! And it offers interesting applications for everything …

What makes a Smart City? The digital city of Darmstadt.

What makes a Smart City? The digital city of Darmstadt.

'Smart City' is today’s buzzword and trend in urban development. How do Europeans see their cities of the future? What does a smart city in Europe have to do from a business perspective? How should the digitization of European cities go on? Juniper and YouGov interviewed 12,000 people in six European countries. First they asked what the participants understand and what they expect from a smart city. …

IESE Smart Cities 2018: Europe does not look too bad!

IESE Smart Cities 2018: Europe does not look too bad!

Smart cities offer their inhabitants a comprehensive ecosystem of digitized processes, services and knowledge. This includes smart traffic management as well as broad coverage through public Internet or a city administration, which makes many applications and administrative matters digitally accessible to its citizens. However, what constitutes a smart city is something that no one can …

Learning by gaming: Serious gaming and virtual reality at DB Schenker

Learning by gaming: Serious gaming and virtual reality at DB Schenker

Christina Kunze, Senior Project Manager - Digital Engineering, and Gerald Müller, DB Schenker's Vice President Process and Efficiency, developed, in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, a special training course. It is digital game, that will complement DB Schenker’s employee training and, at the same time, bring more fun and success to the learning of packing …

Automated Valet Parking – In the parking garage, the car itself seeks a parking space

Automated Valet Parking – In the parking garage, the car itself seeks a parking space

The prospect sounds tempting: no more cruising in parking garages to find suitable spots, no more distressing maneuvering, no more squeezing in and out of the door. Automated Valet Parking promises just that. It's great if the parking garage takes care of the everyday logistics of parking. Already in 2017, this technology was presented in the underground car park of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in …