Powerful words

If you’re doing something the same way you have been doing it for ten years, the chances are you are doing it wrong.

Charles Kettering, American inventor
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The Line
Future Life
The Line
A 170-kilometer-long city is being planned on the coast of Saudi Arabia, with neighborhoods forming an urban string of pearls.
Amazing trains
In Motion
Amazing trains
For almost 200 years passengers and goods have been hauled on tracks. Trains, trams and subways are time-tested and popular means of transportation. Here’s a look at seven of the most remarkable trains, tracks and stops around the world.
The future wound in a coil
Engineering
The future wound in a coil
Be it in cars, trains or airplanes, in systems ranging from hybrid to fully electric, mobility of the future requires electric motors. But how does an electric motor actually work?
With the power of the wind
Think Green
With the power of the wind
Over the course of millennia, the wind has been working for humans. In the future, the wind will become a powerful ally in the battle against climate change – thanks to technological innovation.
“Freight shipments are becoming increasingly autonomous, compartmentalized and spontaneous”
In Motion
“Freight shipments are becoming increasingly autonomous, compartmentalized and spontaneous”
Freight haulage offers plenty of potential for greater sustainability. Transportation expert Professor Gernot Liedtke explains what technologies lend themselves to such improvements and what role the government should play in that regard.
“The key to sustainability lies on the railroad tracks”
In Motion
“The key to sustainability lies on the railroad tracks”
Rail is among the most efficient means of transportation but a lot of its potential remains untapped. An interview about challenges and solutions with Dr. Michael Holzapfel, Senior Vice President Business Unit Rail at Schaeffler.
Six innovative lifesavers
Think Green
Six innovative lifesavers
Nearly eight billion people inhabit the Earth and nearly four billion of them are already living without reliable drinking-water supply today. Around the world, researchers are developing new technologies for tapping sources of drinking-water.
Heavy-haul trucking …
In Motion
Heavy-haul trucking …
Sustainable transportation solutions require sustainable energies. The sometimes gigantic facilities required for this need to be hauled on normal roads. That’s a Herculean logistical task for which manufacturers develop highly specialized chassis.