Germany is the birthplace of numerous most outstanding and ingenious people, which influenced the realm of science. Many people are wondering, in what way the economy of Germany is developing. High rates of economic development can be explained by the fact that Germany cooperates in open markets with such countries as France, the United States and Great Britain. Germany exports most of the produced goods to these countries. To date, Germany has been able to fully prove that its economy is highly competitive. Speaking about the peculiarities of Germany’s position in the world it should be noted that this country is one of the most active participants in the European Union. On the world stage, Germany has long established itself as one of the most stable countries, and has won universal respect. If you are going to visit this wonderful country, we recommend to use car rental in Frankfurt Airport .
Speaking of Germany, it is worth mentioning the rapid development of future technologies in this country.
Let us start with digital technologies, which are already well-known to almost everyone. The rapid development of these technologies will be soon applied to each person: the year 2018 provides us with the opportunity to participate in the design of a jobs’ new world.
Within the framework of the 2018, under the motto “The jobs’ world of the future”, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF) is dealing with this problem directly. Under the slogan “To test. To learn. To execute.”, citizens are invited to take an active part in discussions, conferences and film presentations, which are organized by universities, companies, schools and other partners. For schoolchildren and teachers, the research exchange is designed. With its help, school classes can invite scientists to their lessons. Thus, for example, they can learn how biologists use digital technologies for their work, what potential dependencies lie in social networks, or what robots are able and not able to do today.
During the discussion events, entrepreneurs, scientists, students and citizens meet to reflect on their knowledge and experience. The example of such events was an open podium discussion “Jobs’ future in the era of industry 4.0” at the University of Erlangen in Nuremberg. One section is devoted to how digital technologies will change the social protection system. Small and medium-scale enterprises create the largest number of jobs in Germany. How can they develop a digital technology strategy? For this, the Technical University of Kaiserslautern offered an open online course “Digital Technology? Medium-scale business is in the development process! “.
Having years devoted to science, the Ministry of Education wants to make science accessible to all people, give impetus to discussions and find answers to future questions. In 2018, the broad participation of each person is desirable – the transformation of the jobs’ world should benefit everyone.
The next technology of the future is the work on flying cars, which is being conducted in ‘Carbon-Valley’ in Northern Germany. This place is the German forge of the future technologies!
Many small towns in the north of Germany have acquired world fame thanks to promising technologies. Now, a small town Stade is also involved in this prestigious company. The technologies for the production of carbon fiber, CFK composite material, is associated with this city. All in all, there are 120 enterprises in the CFK Valley now. It is one of the most integrated clusters of the industry, and many parts for Airbus are manufactured here. Founded on the initiative of the European aircraft producer, “Carbon Valley” includes a research center and a private university with a unique “Carbon” international educational program. CFK Valley Commercial Director and Chairman of the Board Dr. Gunnar Merz calls the Carbon Valley a “meta-cluster”.
This industrial success became possible by a number of positive properties of this composite material. Carbon fiber makes the material much more stable and lightweight than the aluminum. Therefore, it is perfect for aircraft construction. It is increasingly used in the automotive, shipbuilding, windmill production and even in architecture. As a rule, sheets of carbon fiber, connected with epoxy resin, are used, and then the cut out details are “baked” in special furnaces. Sooth to say, this material is not cheap, industrial production is not yet fully established and there is no recycling mechanism. Nevertheless, the cluster is, as they say, ‘at the forefront’, and it finds the first solutions to the problem. ‘CFK Valley Stade Recycling’ is the first company in the world to develop a method for utilizing carbon fiber.
The image of the future Airbus was represented at the Geneva Motor Show, held in March 2017. Together with the Italdesign Company, this aviation company has developed a futuristic flying car with a carbon cabin for two passengers. “We are going to open the third dimension for urban transport and to change our way of life completely”, said Matthias Thomsen, head of Airbus’ Urban Air Mobility. The first test flights were scheduled for the end of 2017.