aCar : TU Munich develops electric car for Africa


TU Munich scientists created the electric car “aCar” specifically for application in rural areas in Africa.

Five years ago, scientists at the TU Munich began building a car that is supposed to improve mobility in developing countries within the course of a research project, thus opening a new possibility of mobility especially for rural regions with bad infrastructure. Driven by two electric engines and a power of 8kW/ 11 HP, the car can reach a maximum speed of approximately 60 km/h.

Graduate Engineer Sascha Koberstaedt and graduate engineer Martin Soltes, heads of the aCar project
Graduate Engineer Sascha Koberstaedt and graduate engineer Martin Soltes, heads of the aCar project

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Interview Prof. Dr Peter Gutzmer, Schaeffler AG


Mobility for tomorrow – an integrated view on the energy and powertrain options

Interview with Prof. Dr Peter Gutzmer, Chief Technology Officer, Deputy CEO, Schaeffler AG

The transmission world is in a phase of change. In addition to improving the classic transmission technology, new technologies have to be integrated into new types of transmissions. We spoke to Prof. Dr Peter Gutzmer, Deputy CEO of Schaeffler AG, in Berlin. Continue reading “Interview Prof. Dr Peter Gutzmer, Schaeffler AG”

Interview Marc Ritter Google Germany


Mission Google – what can automotive companies learn from Google?

Interview with Marc Ritter, EMEA Automotive Partnerships, Google Germany GmbH

Google wants to support companies in their digital transformation, and the auto industry is particularly interesting. We spoke to Marc Ritter, Google Germany’s automotive expert, in Berlin. Continue reading “Interview Marc Ritter Google Germany”

Interview with Dr Sven Beiker, Silicon Valley LLC


Why the German Auto Industry Needs to Stay on the Ball

Interview with Dr Sven Beiker, Silicon Valley Mobility LLC

The market for mobility services is booming, and that matters for traditional automotive manufacturers too. Companies like Apple and Google may have dropped their plans to build autonomous vehicles in house, Continue reading “Interview with Dr Sven Beiker, Silicon Valley LLC”