Frankfurt is the world's largest internet hub - and with volume doubling every year, companies are turning to the latest technology. That was the starting point for one German company - which has built a factory to show what's possible.
Drive an eCar? So you know your AC from your DC, then. What about your CHAdeMO and CCS? Or is yours a Tesla? There are so many standards for EV charging, it's as if the industry wants to make life complicated.
The world's leading fair for the digitization of the economy has started in Hanover, Germany. By 2020, many business processes are expected to involve the Internet of Things, and this is clearly reflected at the fair.
Germany's economy minister has begun a two-day trip to China with a pledge to expand bilateral cooperation in digital technology. Both countries are hoping to become leading players in this emerging field.
As exhibitors at this year's Hanover Fair are showing, networked production is becoming a reality. But it's not yet clear which countries will benefit from what many are describing as a new phase in industrialization.
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