It has always been difficult to assess the long-term significance of inventions. When Nikolaus August Otto invented the four-stroke engine in 1862, many people failed to realise that this milestone was about to change the world.
There is hardly another technical innovation that has changed our lives in the past few years so subtly yet rapidly as the smartphone. The fact that it has almost fully replaced our landline seems to just be a side issue.
Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
How the "EDAG Genesis" turned the automobile world upside down
Everyone is talking about "3D printing". Ever since consumer printers for € 1,000 began to flood the market, the extent of the new potential of additive manufacturing technology has been absolutely clear. Additive manufacturing is already in use in the aerospace industry and medical technology. But so far, almost exclusively for prototypes in the automotive industry.more
Pedestrian protection doesn't only happen on the road
When pedestrian protection standards go beyond legal provisions
Sporty design is trendy! Young, dynamic and expressive – values that you often find in modern-day vehicles from premium manufacturers. They shape a design language that can be found everywhere in vehicles: a flat design and low front. What sounds exceedingly positive at first proves not to be an advantage in all aspects when you take a closer look.more
Indian community inspires towards more sustainability
Why the Navajos use EDAG busses to protect the environment
With a population of almost 330,000, the Navajo nation is the second largest Native American community in America's largest reserve. Spread across Northeast Arizona, Southeastern Utah and the Southeast New Mexico, in a region measuring 71,000 m² (about the same size as the state of West Virginia) the members of this tribe live as a semi-autonomous community.more