Truck & Bus
AI in the cockpit
The eternal automobile
A second life for electric motors
Between anode and cathode: the future
Every watt counts
Team up on self-driving shuttles
Science vs. Fiction
What will the car of the future consist of?
Rallying without a steering column
Hinterland on the move
Brick and mortar of the future
“Innovation requires focus and speed”
Hang loose – spectacular cable cars
Impeccably round and smooth
Hunting the ultimate wave
No rattling of the cage
The art of making plates
Our story highlights in 2023 – how familiar are you with them?
Smart solutions for cleaner flying
Wastewater as a resource
Winds aloft and Herculean forces
The oceanic world – how much do you know about it?
Economy in a circle
Space-based electric power – a viable option?
Sand is becoming scarce!
The power of data
Graphics instead of numbers￼
The world of AI – how familiar are you with it?
Digital Workplace – where we work in the future
The power of soft
Virtual testing for tough reality
Is ultrafast satellite internet on the horizon?
The AI revolution
“A world of work with mixed robo-human teams would be a major step forward.”
Progress? Sure! But in my back yard?
Lift off, please!
Quiz your way through the world of tomorrow!
Welcome to the holofants
Old masters in a digital guise
That makes sense
A second life for electric motors
A consortium led by Schaeffler developing strategies for the repair, remanufacture and reuse of electric motors
Hunting the ultimate wave
Anyone who wants to ride waves 50 metres high needs not only courage and skill, but also a surfboard design that is second to none. Big wave surfer Sebastian Steudtner has found the technology partner for his "Mission Wave Alpha" in Schaeffler.
The startup world is constantly in motion. “tomorrow” presents up-and-coming companies whose innovations in the transportation sector are already causing a sensation or have the potential to do so.
Historic pioneering deeds - how well do you know them?
What groundbreaking invention did gardener Joseph Monier present at the 1867 World’s Fair in Paris? And what was Albert Einstein’s profession when he came up with his “E = mc²” formula in 1905? Immerse yourself in the world of inventors!
And the winner is … the team
A look at the Nobel Prizes that have been awarded since 1901 shows how important teamwork is in the areas of research, development and science. In many cases, the work of two or three individuals is selected as the winner of the prestigious award.
Reducing computing time is a constant subject in the world of IT. Now, modern laser technology is intended to help raise computers to new levels of speed and efficiency. “tomorrow” shows two examples.
Shed your corset and mount a bike
Bicycles not only take people from A to B. Historically, they’ve reduced the dependency of women like hardly any other technical revolution. On World Bicycle Day on June 3, tomorrow looks back at how bicycle technology has improved the world.
Obsessed with reduction
95 years ago, a young man made aviation history. In May 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh was the first pilot to cross the Atlantic in a solo non-stop flight. His success formula was to save weight. He even chose not to have a radio and parachute on board.
“Less but better”
What does mountaineering have in common with business? “A lot,” according to Benedikt Böhm, a successful brand manager and speed mountaineer. Reduction is essential on the way to the top.
Do you know to whom we owe the zipper, industrial paper production or ferroconcrete? Nine brief, exciting portraits of people without whose pioneering spirit today’s world would be a different one.
Idea + X = success
Startups have a pioneering spirit deeply rooted in their DNA. The following examples show how an innovative startup scene develops clever ideas further so that they achieve success in the marketplace.
“A craving for new challenges”
Jutta Kleinschmidt is the first and, so far, only woman to have won the Dakar Rally, the biggest “horsepower marathon” in the desert. An interview with a motorsport legend about motivation and limits.
A matriarch with foresight
Will she rise to the challenge? This question occurred to many observers when Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler took the helm of the company in 1996. Today, 25 years later, the answer is: yes, she did.
Delving into history with high tech
In the quest for traces of our ancestors, archeologists dig up Earth’s past – and increasingly avail themselves of pioneering technologies in the process.
Transparent data for eternity
Researchers have developed a new high-speed method of storing huge information volumes on crystal 5D discs for billions of years.
Does shipping offshore wind power to onshore grids make sense? A Japanese start-up says yes it does.
Flying Star Trek-style
In the Star Trek movies, spacecraft powered by ion thrusters dash through the universe. In the United States a rather earthly aircraft recently completed an initial test flight with such a system.
In motion for the last 75 years
It is one of the greatest “Made in Germany” success stories: The global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is celebrating its 75th anniversary today.
Wind of Change
Only when the human, nature and technology triad is in perfect harmony will sailors stand a chance of finishing the Vendée Globe. Mental agility is a key skill in the world’s toughest non-stop regatta
Gyro Gearloose is the innovative mastermind in Disney’s Duckburg universe. As we’re seeing today, many of his inventions were definitely those of a true visionary. But read for yourself …
A stroke of genius
70 years ago, Dr.-Ing. E. h. Georg Schaeffler filed a patent application for the cage-guided needle roller bearing that has revolutionized bearing technology until today.
Off to new shores
Acting with consistency, thinking with agility, responding with flexibility. These globetrotters have mastered the art of planning as perfectly as the art of adaptation.
Out of office
It doesn't always have to be a desk. These ten people have a slightly different workplace.
How ideas turn into success
Ideas need people who believe in them and make them reality. Four examples described illustrate how Schaeffler manages to transfer innovative stimuli into successful projects.
Challengers of partiarchy
Resourcefulness, sharp intellect, and enormous willpower: for centuries, bold women have been stunning the world with pioneering acts and causing patriarchal walls to crumble.
In the depths of the ocean, the vast expanse of the sky, or the boundlessness of the desert. Many of these challenges were only mastered with the help of technical instruments and tools.
This man loves challenges
London, Paris, Madrid – what sounds like the stops on a tour of a TV commercial for hairspray in the late 1980s may also at times be hairy routine for Christian Schuster.
The da Vinci formula
No other artist and engineer who passed away a long time ago fascinates us as much as Leonardo da Vinci. However, innovation prowess was the result of very specific principles of success.
CEO, family man, driving force – Dr. Georg Schaeffler would have been 100 years old this year. A portrait of a man brimming with vigor.
The subtle difference
Are men interested in machines and women are not? Before this question provokes a public outcry, it’s worth taking a look at a few statistics and the changes that are currently taking place.
The philisopher's stone of energy
Energy equals mass multiplied by the speed of light squared. This physics equation marks a breakthrough, as well-known as the man who first wrote it down 112 years ago: Albert Einstein.