2022 BWT Alpine F1 Team Launch A522 - Interview with Matt Harman, Technical Director
Daimler: Dispute between works councils and the Board of Management comes to a head
The Daimler plant in Untertürkheim, which currently employs some 19,000 people, is facing radical change. The production of combustion engines there is being relocated to other Eastern European countries, and around 4,000 jobs are at stake. At the same time, Daimler Untertürkheim intends to transform itself into a center of excellence for e-mobility and thus create new jobs. The Daimler Group management recently negotiated with the works council in Untertürkheim about the future orientation of the plant. The discussions came to a head - now the talks are on hold for the time being. Business editor Yannik Buhl analyzes the background in the video.
This animation shows the three-chamber air suspension and all-wheel steering of the Audi e-tron GT prototype.
The road to electrification requires industrial transformation at all levels. For this to happen, innovation is key. In Martorell’s Workshop 9, a drone flies above the production lines. It’s the testing phase of a pioneering new project between SEAT S.A. and the Eurecat centre to explore the possibility of using drones to optimise logistics supplying. Innovation flying over the line. “Our goal with this innovation project is to explore the advantages of autonomous vertical mobility to clear up space on the floor and shift light-weight parts in a faster, cleaner and more efficient way” explains Alba Gavilán, head of Digital Execution & Delivery in the Production Strategy department. “In the future, drones could autonomously transport components directly to the line” she adds.