German Universities To Offer Bicycling Traffic Degree Program

German universities are to start teaching the hitherto neglected subject of bicycling traffic. Seven institutions have received funding from the national government to appoint professors in the subject, with the first students expected to sign up for Masters courses next year.

“Cycling must be placed on an equal footing with other means of transport,” said a statement from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) which is endowing the chairs with seed funding of 8.3 million.

“We are providing cyclists with allies who, in the future, can apply their know-how in a focused manner on the ground and in the cities, towns, and local communities,” continued the BMVI statement.

Among the institutions introducing the course in 2021 is

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Automotive display systems offer increased value for suppliers, consumers

Automotive display systems are becoming a very important aspect of any vehicle’s interior. As user experience becomes a vital aspect to overall vehicle experience, automakers are tasked with managing flexibility, design, performance, and content to meet consumer expectations all while keeping costs down for their volume platforms.

Displays have become an everyday reality in people’s lives through their smartphones and tablets, raising expectation levels for what consumers see in their car. Displays offer a familiar and flexible interface that can manage a wide array of content constantly being added to the automotive value chain in a way that generally speaking shouldn’t require a steep learning curve for a new consumer. IHS Markit tracks the automotive display market closely and delivers both monthly model-level display forecast updates and regular reports covering different applications of displays in the car, among other technologies.

Primary display systems grow in volume, size, and capability


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