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Munich, Aug 05, 2014
100 years ago, on August 5, 1914, the first electric traffic light was installed on a city street in Cleveland, Ohio, marking a milestone in traffic management. Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz (photo), at that time the busiest intersection in Europe, installed the famous five-sided traffic light tower made by Siemens in 1924. Today the red-yellow-green signals are an integral part of city landscapes worldwide. On the outside, traffic lights haven’t changed much over the last decades. But inside a traffic light, groundbreaking changes have taken place.
Munich, Jul 25, 2014
What do optimal wind-turbine settings, forecasts of a country's natural gas consumption, and treatments for cardiac arrhythmia have in common? Wolfgang Heuring, head of the Research and Technology Center at Siemens AG, gives the answer. The article was published as guest piece at huffingtonpost.de.
Munich, Jul 22, 2014
About 3,000 cubic meters of rubble, most of the restoration work carried out by hand and a view from the basement up into the sky. The reconstruction work on the interior of the Ludwig Ferdinand Palais, a registered historic building at Wittelsbacherplatz in Munich, has now reached the halfway mark.
Erlangen, Jul 21, 2014
Siemens has received orders for five HVDC offshore grid connections in the German North Sea from the grid transmission operator TenneT. The converter platforms for the first four projects BorWin2, HelWin1, HelWin2 and SylWin1 have already been installed at sea. They are to begin commercial operation successively over the second half of 2014 and the first half of 2015. BorWin3, the fifth grid connection, which was contracted in spring 2014, is slated to go on-line in 2019. Nearly one million households will be supplied with electricity generated from wind power via this link alone. Thanks to the use of high-voltage direct-current transmission (HVDC) technology, the losses over those links are less than four percent.
Munich, Jul 17, 2014
Siemens' central research department and the electric vehicle manufacturer StreetScooter agreed today to equip an electric car with an innovative electronic and software architecture. The associated technology was developed during the RACE project. Siemens is the consortium leader of the research project, which receives funding from the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. For the first time ever, the architecture will make it possible to retrofit functions such as electrical brakes and systems such as lane-keeping assistants using a plug-and-play process like on home PCs.
Munich, Jul 15, 2014
Today more information is being generated globally per hour than was ever written in books. And by 2020 the volume of digital data stored worldwide will be forty to fifty times greater. On "Smart Data Day" on July 15, 2014 in Munich, Siemens researchers will be explaining how these data treasures can be unearthed and subsequently evaluated. We will also be giving journalists a look behind the scenes at Siemens research activities.
Berlin, Jul 01, 2014
In November 2013 a typhoon swept across the Philippines and left a trail of devastation. The Divine Word Hospital in Tacloban was also badly damaged. At the gala event "A Heart for Children" broadcast on the German TV channel ZDF, Siemens President and CEO Joe Kaeser spontaneously promised assistance. And he kept his promise.
Munich, Jun 27, 2014
The longest railway tunnel in the world is being constructed between Erstfeld and Bodio in Switzerland: the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The flat route allows efficient rail transport of goods as well as shorter journey times in national and international passenger traffic. Passenger trains can traverse its almost 60 km length at maximum speeds of up to 250 km/h. An increasing number of heavier freight trains will cross the Alps more rapidly than is currently possible – thereby reducing the rapidly growing volume of heavy traffic not only on the periodically congested Gotthard road tunnel but also on the entire north-south axis. The tunnel is thus an important step in the process of transferring heavy traffic onto the rails.
Munich, Jun 16, 2014
The "Seven Dwarfs Mine Train" is the new attraction in the Disney World Resort in Orlando. The official opening end of May 2014 completes the multi-year News Fantasyland project, the biggest-ever expansion of the Magic Kingdom Park. The new attraction is run by Siemens Ride Control Systems. Siemens is since 2005 a strategic alliance partner of the Walt Disney Company.