According to the public transport company in Mainz, Germany, it has launched the first test of a self-driving e-bus in public areas. Users can take free rides on the banks of the Rhine.
With “memristors”, researchers at the University of Michigan have come up with a new type of semiconductor, which is supposed to combine processors and data storage into one unit in computers.
Fiber composites could be used even more efficiently if quality assurance were simpler and if fatigue symptoms were easier to detect. This is where integrated sensors in the material will assist.
A Dresden-based scientist has developed a procedure for obtaining carbon fibers from waste from the paper industry. This could give another significant boost to the current trend towards lightweight construction.