This video series about ABB’s partnership with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship showcases the closely linked and exciting worlds of a global technology leader and the pioneering all-electric motor racing series.
Together, these two high-performance partners are driving progress in technology that will help ensure a cleaner, more sustainable future for coming generations.
The episodes explore common touchpoints between ABB and ABB Formula E, highlighting parallels both in technology and philosophy.
Whether viewed individually or as a series, the videos will shine a light onto the cutting-edge technologies pioneered by ABB and the mould-breaking ambition of ABB Formula E.
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship travels the globe demonstrating the power and possibilities of electric mobility. In one race season, the championship might travel up to 70,000 miles. As their logistics partner, DHL needs to meet this demand for transportation in a way that supports sustainability goals. By partnering with ABB and their joint engagement in the Energy Efficiency Movement, DHL is able to benefit from our energy-efficiency expertise and powerful data insights to reduce it's carbon emissions and deliver the sport in an increasingly sustainable way.
Motor racing – thanks to its combination of human-plus-machine – is one of the only sports that allows men and women to compete as equals. Yet only 1.5% of race licence holders are women. It’s statistics like this that inspired ABB to back the FIA Girls On Track initiative, which was established to encourage girls and young women into motorsport. We hear from Daniela Lužanin, head of the ABB Formula E partnership and Hannah Brown, Formula E’s Chief of Staff, about why a culture of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity is critical in business – and in motorsport.
Courage takes many different forms. It’s a vital attribute to reach the top of élite sport; and to change our world for the better and improve the way we live, takes great courage.
So it’s a vital human quality at ABB and in ABB Formula E – whether making key business decisions or planning race-winning strategies.
Our planet is at a crossroads. The way in which we approach the next few years will have a critical impact on our lives and that of future generations. The concept of a circular economy is a potentially transformational one and it is something that ABB is embracing to help make a meaningful contribution to the global transition to a more circular economy. Formula E’s sustainable use of technology reflects the concept of a circular economy and the use of top level sport to amplify this is a valuable part of the fight against climate change.
By 2050, more than 2.5 billion people will live in cities – making them unquestionably our future. But how to make these huge population centres sustainable, while still being mega-hubs for life, work, leisure, creativity and inspiration, is a matter for us all. ABB is helping to address this vital topic by providing solutions that will help create smart cities of the future – cities which prioritise the wellbeing of their residents through clean and efficient technology. And via the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, which races in landmark city centres, we will showcase these solutions across the globe. Join us as we explore the innovations that are transforming the urban landscape.
Providing powerful insights to make the invisible visible. Connecting teams and technology through lighting fast communication and remote collaboration - for ABB and Jaguar data enables success. Offering the opportunity for real-time analysis to help win races, complete innovative projects or increase efficiency. Data doesn’t just drive decisions, it drives us to make the right decisions.
“Ease of use… will enable cobots to work side-by-side with human co-workers,” says Andie Zhang, ABB’s Global Product Manager Collaborative Robotics. By programming cobots to perform tasks that human co-workers don’t want to do, efficiency and teamwork are increased. The same spirit applies to ABB Formula E teams, where humans and machines have to work together in pursuit of victory in the all-electric world championship.
“We’re pushing every day to make sure this technology becomes more relevant,” says Dilbagh Gill, head of the Mahindra ABB Formula E team, as he discusses powertrain efficiency advances in episode three of our video series ‘Drivers of Progress’. As we discover, cutting-edge e-mobility developments in ABB Formula E are mirrored in ABB’s own industrial motors and drives applications, driving progress in energy saving and recuperation.
In the second episode of our new video series ‘Drivers of Progress’, we look at the technological progress in e-mobility being driven by the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship – while answering some penetrating questions from children whose futures stand to benefit from the emissions-free future promised by electric vehicles.