These changes are posing new challenges for the automotive industry, but this is where we come in as a reliable partner with developments and innovations. One of our projects involved us supporting the development of an autonomous electric vehicle known as the Schaeffler Mover. We have also worked alongside other companies to develop concepts for mobile charging robots that can be used to automatically charge electric cars in underground garages, for example, and we have also continued to press ahead with the integration of digital functions in vehicles. But we are not only researching new solutions for mobility: In partnership with various institutes, universities and commercial enterprises, we are working on autonomously operating farming machinery as part of the “Feldschwarm” project. These are designed to allow agricultural fields to be cultivated far more efficiently and with less impact on resources than has been possible to date.
The aim of these projects is to make the world a more sustainable place and, together with our partners, to develop technologies that pave the way to the future today.