Can scientists from RWTH Aachen University reinvent the world of mobility? Why are the professors there trying their hand at business? And can Professor Schuh’s electric cars really save the world?
The world of transportation is full of diversity. But what’s the best mix? Can visionary scientists reinvent mobility? Which car is the most family-friendly? And why are musicians mad about vintage cars?
US President Biden wants to spend $50 billion to catch up with Asian semiconductor manufacturers in the race for global chip market dominance. But Rajiv Biswas from IHS Markit believes narrowing the lead won't be easy.
Russia is celebrating 60 years since cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made history as the first man in space. His achievement fueled the space race between the USSR and the US, and that first flight still captures the imagination of Russians, six decades on.
Ecuadorans head to the polls for a presidential runoff election. Opinion polls suggest a tight race between left-wing economist Andres Arauz and right-wing ex-banker Guillermo Lasso. DW reporter Johan Ramirez takes a closer look at the candidates.
As the first man ever, Yuri Gagarin orbited the earth 60 years ago. On April 12, 1961 his flight marked the beginning of the race for space between East and West.
In the state of Sokoto in Nigeria, a new women-run auto workshop provides new job opportunities for young women, and caters to a growing market of female drivers.
Why are anxiety disorders on the rise? Is there a pill for fear? Fear can cause trembling, a racing heart, sweating, and stress. It's essential for our survival, but it can also make us sick.
After Joe Biden has proposed a global minimum rate for corporate taxes, Sven Giegold from the Greens in the EU parliament is urging EU support for the US president's drive to curb tax avoidance and a race to the bottom.
Have people fallen out with sports cars? Does Volvo’s hybrid SUV really have good consumption? What’s it like to drive a taxi for 27 years in Accra, Ghana? And what will our cities look like without cars, anyway?
By 2050, most of us will be living in cities. But already our urban centers are failing us. Air and noise pollution, traffic chaos, lack of green spaces. How can we improve urban mobility for us and future generations?
Sports cars used to be the most desirable things on four wheels, but their star has fallen in the age of SUVs and low emissions. Yet the luxury racers are still being produced, and REV took three models out for a spin.
Fancy a flying taxi to whisk you to your office or next appointment? These prototypes carry the promise of a new era of mobility. Flying cars will reduce traffic jams in urban areas, lower pollution and save travel time.
Extreme E could be a revolution in motor sport. The off-road racing series will pit electric SUVs against each other in parts of the world affected by climate change. Alejandro Agag's brainchild also is to promote gender equality behind the wheel.
South Korean scientist Han Min-hong says he invented the first autonomous vehicle back in the 1990s and that it compares well with Tesla's today. Almost three decades on, old footage of the road tests has emerged on YouTube and gone viral.
The coronavirus crisis has lead to a reduction in the traffic in the city of London. Now could be the time to get more people out of cars and onto bicycles. The Mayor promises cycling paths and speed limits to improve the situation in London. But, there's also resistance to the plan.
Sci-fi imagination is now becoming reality. Soon we will all be driving these flying cars. Sebastian Vettel racing an Aston Martin -- like James Bond. And a Swiss designer who builds cars that make people dream.
Sebastian Vettel, who was let go by Ferrari, now stars in Aston Martin's new Formula 1 team. He explains how it feels to drive James Bond’s brand. Why have 007’s cars become so iconic?
Swiss designer Frank Rinderknecht and his company Rinspeed make a new, unusual prototype car every year. He’s already built 26 and is always on the lookout for innovations.
Many consider e-cars a sustainable alternative to gasoline- and diesel-powered transportation. But it’s not that straightforward. We analyze some of the issues.
Berlin’s population grows by about 20,000 a year. Forecasts say the city will be home to 4 million people by 2030. Its streets are increasingly busy as cars, cyclists and pedestrians vie for space. We talk to experts about sustainable solutions.
Thilafushi, an island of floating rubbish island in the Maldives, grows by a square meter a day. But diving instructor Shaahina Ali is trying to slow that growth by recycling and using floating barriers to hold back the rising seas.
Cable cars are used in the mountains to reach the ski-slopes. Elsewhere in the world, this transport is seen as promoting completely new urban planning solutions. Is this what the mobility of the future will look like?
Jana Tenambergen reaches speeds up to 40 kilometers an hour on her unicycle. The five-time world champion has even left her male competitors in the dust. She takes us on a little spin around her adopted home Berlin.
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