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Advances in 3D printing are driving smart tire innovation, with giants like Michelin and Goodyear creating concept tires which look destined to roll off the production line.

Deep tech exploit advances in information technology such as cloud computing, machine learning and IoT not only help researchers and engineers improve how they work; they are also inspiring new ways of working and of producing cars.

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3D printing can underpin a complete paradigm shift of the tire industry.
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Advances in 3D printing are driving smart tire innovation, with giants like Michelin and Goodyear creating concept tires which look destined to roll off the production line.   Michelin’s 3D-printed Vision concept tire is made from biodegradable recycled materials and relies on an airless design which combines the rim...


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Self-driving car technology is maturing, but challenges persist. Sensors need improvement and prices must drop. Luckily, hundreds of startups are seeking solutions.   A few years after Google entered the race, cofounder Sergey Brin crowed that autonomous vehicles were just around the corner. “You can count on one hand...


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The Volocopter is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft designed to complement public transport systems in megacities as an autonomous electric air taxi. Our partner publication AeroExpo e-magazine interviewed Alexander Zosel, co-founder and CIO. Read the interview.


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Deep tech are inspiring new ways of working in automotive and aerospace industries.
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Access to nearly limitless computing power is creating a new acceleration in science and engineering, a trend which has become known as deep tech. There are clear examples in the automotive and in aerospace industries.   In the 1970s, when geneticists first started discussing the practicalities of synthetic biology,...


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    The nature of international competition makes it essential to innovate on the assembly line and modernize manufacturing systems to stay in the game. Whether it’s Germany’s Industry 4.0, Made in China 2025, or France’s Creative Industry, the goal is the same—build the factory of the future. Throughout the world,...


    When it comes to technology and innovation, the agricultural sector is leading the way. In fact, today’s farmers are among the first to employ automation and swarm technology, both in the field and on the farm. Doing so helps them to address labor issues, food safety and animal welfare, as well as the challenge of...


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    Novamont may have found a solution for recycling biowaste effectively.
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    Novamont may have found a solution for recycling biowaste effectively. Under the brand MATER-BI, they have developed waste collection bags made from biodegradable and compostable bioplastic. Presented at the IFAT trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, held in Munich last week, Novamont’s...


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    At IFAT 2018, trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, microplastics is a major concern. Finding avoidance strategies and possible measuring methods for microplastics less than 5 mm in diameter is a priority for many, and to this end an alliance of research institutes and companies has formed....


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    TORO designed for use in the automotive sector but also in the aircraft industry.

    His name is TORO. Equipped with 4 robotic arms, this lightweight robot is torque-controlled. It was initially designed by the German Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics for use in the automotive sector (for the assembly of gear boxes). But TORO is about to find a new area of applications in the aircraft...


    Bentley Systems opened its Reality Modeling Center to help users create digital assets. This virtual platform allows engineering companies and assets owners...


    There are a number of drawbacks to 3D printing: for the moment it is still quite slow compared to injection molding or casting, and it is limited to a smaller...



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    Imagine an autonomous vehicle that you could call like a Uber, use as a mobile office or order a pizza from. Sound crazy? Think again. Toyota’s latest concept...



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