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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 …

Job Sharing: Shared work, doubled happiness

Job Sharing: Shared work, doubled happiness

What is more obvious than sharing your workplace with a nice colleague, having more free time and at the same time maintaining your accustomed responsibility? That's what job sharing is all about - and this model is also used within companies in Germany. "We have been working together for many years and complement each other very well in many ways," says Sabrina Preußler, Head of Contract Logistics at …

Fehmarnbelt Tunnel: Danes are about to start

Fehmarnbelt Tunnel: Danes are about to start

Crossing the Baltic Sea between Puttgarden in Germany and Rödby in Denmark has always been possible: by boat. But already in the 1960s, the call for a stable connection was loud: A fixed Fehmarnbelt crossing is supposed to help people, cars and trains to avoid the changeover to the ferry. Various models have since been considered. The question has always been: under or above? A tunnel through or bridge …

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 …

Charging Wanted: Infrastructure for E-cars

Charging Wanted: Infrastructure for E-cars

Electrically powered cars are quiet and are considered environmentally friendly. But the fear of not finding a plug holds buyers back. Is the charging infrastructure in Germany really that bad? We looked at the numbers - and got a surprise. Current is the future, and not just since "Dieselgate". Last year, according to a recent Deloitte study, 35 percent fewer peoplesaid they would want to buy a …

Air taxi: The flying hype

Innovation, dream and learning model

Air taxi: The flying hype

It sounds too good to be true: Soon we will float through the air, without having to worry about traffic problems and emissions, electronically, autonomously, comfortably – by air taxi. This vision is currently being sold by industrial giants such as Airbus and Boeing as well as hundreds of start-ups worldwide. The consulting firm Hórvath counted 400 companies dedicated to the subject of air taxi. …

The start-up scene and the logistics industry

Partners, competitors or driving force?

The start-up scene and the logistics industry

In recent years, the start-up scene has also established itself in the field of logistics. With more than 2.9 million employees and a turnover of around EUR 240 billion, the logistics industry is one of the largest economic sectors in Germany. Germany is considered a logistics world champion. The market offers young and innovative start-ups enormous potential. Many start-ups are dealing with the …

transport logistic 2019: The mindset for a digital future

transport logistic 2019: The mindset for a digital future

"This has been an extraordinary and impressive week at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich," says Jochen Thewes, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of DB Schenker. "We have shown the audience that we are well-positioned for the future." Indeed, the trade fair, which takes place every two years, attracted a record number of visitors this year: Around 64,000 visitors —five percent …

With connect 4.0, DB Schenker strengthens platform economics

With connect 4.0, DB Schenker strengthens platform economics

The platform economy has also spread in logistics: the idea of using Internet-based business models to bring freight forwarders and customers together quickly and easily via a digital platform has many advantages. For this reason, DB Schenker has developed platforms as part of its digitization strategy in order to be able to serve customers faster and more easily. With Connect 4 land, customers …

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