Audi is using robots to help bees from going extinct
Bees pollinate about 80 percent of our agricultural plants and wild vegetation, so life without bees is almost impossible.
Too little pollination would have severe consequences – both environmental and economic. With the worldwide unique “Smart Hobos” (HoneyBee Online Studies) project, the Audi Stiftung für Umwelt (Audi Environmental Foundation) and the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg are working to protect these vital and fascinating insects.
Audi today opened a research station at its production site in Münchsmünster. The first bees will soon move into their new home.
The opening ceremony was attended by:
- Professor Dr Hubert Waltl, board of management member for production at Audi and chairman of the board of trustees of the Audi Environmental Foundation;
- Christoph Hillenbrand, district president of Upper Bavaria;
- Professor Dr Barbara Sponholz, vice president of Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg; and
- bee expert Professor Dr Jürgen Tautz.