AutoTruck: From the logistics center to the road

In the joint AutoTruck project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Transport and Infrastructure Systems and partners from industry are working on fully automated distribution trucks for automation zones.
AutoTruck: From the logistics center to the road

Optimal engine maintenance with the help of virtual reality

Engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines launched a pilot project at the beginning of 2018 aiming at making maintenance of aircraft turbines faster, more efficient, and even safer. Partners in the project include the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg.
Optimal engine maintenance with the help of virtual reality

Will the autobahn become an eHighway for electrically operated trucks?

“Electrically operated trucks are an especially efficient solution on the path to climate-neutral freight transport,” states Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary of the Federal Environmental Ministry. In Hesse, the first German eHighway will be installed on one of the most frequented sections of the autobahn.
Will the autobahn become an eHighway for electrically operated trucks?

Fraport tests the deployment of driverless vehicles

Whereas the automated snow-removal equipment is being tested out in non-public areas, Fraport has also tested the use of highly automated vehicles in mixed traffic on a popular road within the airport for the first time as part of an additional pilot project.
Fraport tests the deployment of driverless vehicles

SOMA: Innovative silicone hand enables robots to delicately handle objects

In collaboration with European partners from business and industry, researchers from the Technische Universität Berlin (Technical University of Berlin – TU) are developing gentle hands for robots. Funded by the European Union, the project is being conducted under the name “SOMA” – short for “Soft Manipulation.”
SOMA: Innovative silicone hand enables robots to delicately handle objects

Making airfreight safe with CairGoLution

Shipments are opened without permission, dangerous substances are illegally imported, and even entire transport containers are stolen: Unfortunately, situations like this happen over and over again in the aviation industry.
Making airfreight safe with CairGoLution

Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab 2017

Leading figures in the airfreight industry, prestigious representatives from transport logistics and innovative start-ups: Industry experts and newcomers will once again discuss business models with a future during the second edition of the Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab on September 26-27, 2017, at Frankfurt Airport.
Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab 2017

World’s first driverless transport system at Oslo Airport

The world's first driverless transport system started operating at an Oslo airport in July. In cooperation with its project partner E&K Automation, the company Gebr. Heinemann designed a custom-made transport solution to supply its shops located at the Norwegian airport.
World’s first driverless transport system at Oslo Airport

Drone flight paths opened for humanitarian aid in Africa

Malawi has established the first permanent drone flight paths for humanitarian aid in Africa. The flight corridor around the airfield of Kasungu, located in the heart of the country in Southeast Africa, has a 40-kilometer radius and the drones can fly a maximum of 400 meters above ground.
Drone flight paths opened for humanitarian aid in Africa
AutoTruck: From the logistics center to the road

AutoTruck: From the logistics center to the road

In the joint AutoTruck project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Transport and Infrastructure Systems and partners from industry are working on fully automated distribution trucks for automation zones.

Optimal engine maintenance with the help of virtual reality

Optimal engine maintenance with the help of virtual reality

Engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines launched a pilot project at the beginning of 2018 aiming at making maintenance of aircraft turbines faster, more efficient, and even safer. Partners in the project include the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg.

Will the autobahn become an eHighway for electrically operated trucks?

Will the autobahn become an eHighway for electrically operated trucks?

“Electrically operated trucks are an especially efficient solution on the path to climate-neutral freight transport,” states Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary of the Federal Environmental Ministry. In Hesse, the first German eHighway will be installed on one of the most frequented sections of the autobahn.

Fraport tests the deployment of driverless vehicles

Fraport tests the deployment of driverless vehicles

Whereas the automated snow-removal equipment is being tested out in non-public areas, Fraport has also tested the use of highly automated vehicles in mixed traffic on a popular road within the airport for the first time as part of an additional pilot project.

SOMA: Innovative silicone hand enables robots to delicately handle objects

SOMA: Innovative silicone hand enables robots to delicately handle objects

In collaboration with European partners from business and industry, researchers from the Technische Universität Berlin (Technical University of Berlin – TU) are developing gentle hands for robots. Funded by the European Union, the project is being conducted under the name “SOMA” – short for “Soft Manipulation.”

Making airfreight safe with CairGoLution

Making airfreight safe with CairGoLution

Shipments are opened without permission, dangerous substances are illegally imported, and even entire transport containers are stolen: Unfortunately, situations like this happen over and over again in the aviation industry.

Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab 2017

Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab 2017

Leading figures in the airfreight industry, prestigious representatives from transport logistics and innovative start-ups: Industry experts and newcomers will once again discuss business models with a future during the second edition of the Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab on September 26-27, 2017, at Frankfurt Airport.

World’s first driverless transport system at Oslo Airport

World’s first driverless transport system at Oslo Airport

The world’s first driverless transport system started operating at an Oslo airport in July. In cooperation with its project partner E&K Automation, the company Gebr. Heinemann designed a custom-made transport solution to supply its shops located at the Norwegian airport.

Drone flight paths opened for humanitarian aid in Africa

Drone flight paths opened for humanitarian aid in Africa

Malawi has established the first permanent drone flight paths for humanitarian aid in Africa. The flight corridor around the airfield of Kasungu, located in the heart of the country in Southeast Africa, has a 40-kilometer radius and the drones can fly a maximum of 400 meters above ground.