Technische Universitat Wien
Technische Universitat Wien Articles
Electric cars with built-in crystal balls
Our cars constantly make decisions on their own that we cannot control. Networking them with their surroundings combined with appropriate simulation models is supposed to provide them with added support in the future. Although we step on the gas, apply the brakes and turn the steering wheel, we are not the only boss in the cockpit. After all, our cars constantly make decisions on their own such as exhaust gas after-treatment, temperature control ...
More space to soak up the sun
Solar panels require a lot of space, so why not use the space which is abundant in large bodies of water to produce environmentally-friendly electricity? The main obstacle to this is waves, which endanger large floating installations on the water. A lightweight construction has been developed at TU Wien which can be used to build platforms spanning one hundred metres long which remain steady and firmly in place – even in rough sea weather.