Transport Case Studies
- Aerodynamic add-on kit for semitrailers
- Use of braking energy to start moving or accelerate. Also, the energy can be used to bridge passages without trolley lines.
- The "Futura Carrier" is a new type of modular construction vessel for inland and coastal waters which adapts flexibly to existing waterways.
- Use of skysails on new vessels or retrofitted to existing vessels
- Weight reduction of the A350 by using carbon-fibre reinforced composites (CFRP)
- Installation of an electronic traffic guidance system in the Nuremburg metropolitan region which can process dynamic commuter flows, holiday dates, events and the use of local public transport.
- Modernisation of the automatic nine-aisle high bay warehouse of an automotive company with 22,000 storage spaces and nearly 4,000 movements in and out per day.
- Geothermal heating of points which uses a heat pump to obtain geothermal heat as required, enabling smooth usage in winter and reducing maintenance requirements.
The "Futura Carrier" is a new type of modular construction vessel for inland and coastal waters which adapts flexibly to existing waterways.
This type of vessel is a modular system. It has a radically new hull design, four redundant steerable propeller drives - two forward and two at the stern - and what is easily the most efficient automatic control system for inland waterway vessels at present.
Compared with an inland waterway vessel with a traditional hull design and drive solely at the stern, this vessel offers extremely high manoeuvrability and operational reliability. Further developments on the basis of the first four vessels in operation indicate efficiency and cost advantages of at least 20%. Hydrodynamic tests with models in a towing tank have confirmed these figures.