Katharina Berthold

Ship elevator completes Three Gorges Dam. What does it do for China’s hinterland?

The Three Gorges Dam, which backs up the Chinese river Yangtze near Wuhan City, has, as its crowning piece, received a ship lift last year. The world's largest, of course. The ship lift, which was opened in the autumn of 2016, can lift small to medium-sized ships, mainly passenger ships, with a displacement of up to 3,000 tonnes to the reservoir level. The distance traveled is 113 meters. The …

Platooning on the A9 freeway: Driver assistance systems are becoming increasingly independent in their actions

Platooning on the A9 freeway: Driver assistance systems are becoming increasingly independent in their actions

Thanks to a constant stream of new developments and innovations in car and truck safety systems, the number of road fatalities in western nations has been declining ever since the 1970s. Seat belts are still the most effective passive safety feature for preventing deaths and serious injuries in accidents. Vehicle technology has made huge strides over time as well, and the abilities of active safety …

Work and Logistics 4.0. How will digitalization change logistics experts’ work practices?

Work and Logistics 4.0. How will digitalization change logistics experts’ work practices?

Transportation and logistics form the structural network underpinning the economy, and for this reason, they are always directly impacted by changes taking place in business and society. Digitalization is another of these transformations. It also entails a host of very specific changes for how logisticians work, and while it will be possible to automate a lot of things in the long term, there will also …

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