# Digitalization

Students of the International School on the Rhine (ISR) working with VR headsets on their digital lessons in Neuss, Germany, 15 December 2017. The school has been operating for a year a pilot program whereby students use VR headsets for classes, foremostly in the natural sciences. Since the start of this school year teachers and students from several grades of the ISR are also working with tables and e-books. Photo: Ina Fassbender/dpa
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EU pushes to improve digital competency in member states

European Commission has t adopted new initiatives to improve key competences and digital skills of European citizens, to promote common values and pupils' awareness of the functioning of the European Union.
ARCHIVE - HANDOUT - A handout image provided by the Chinese National Supercomputing Center on June 20, 2016 shows the Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer at the Chinese State Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. The fastest computers in the world are currently in countries like China and the US. According to the Brussels EU Commission, this is not only bad for the image of the European Union. Now a catch-up is to begin. (to dpa "EU should get for a billion euros supercomputer" from 11.01.2018) ATTENTION: Only for editorial use and only when naming the source: National Supercomputing Center/NATIONAL SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER/dpa
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EU plans 1-billion-euro investment in next-generation supercomputers

The European Union is investing one billion euros to develop its own supercomputer infrastructure.
ARCHIV - Netzwerkkabel stecken am 16.10.2015 in einem Serverraum in München (Bayern) in einem Switch. Foto: Matthias Balk/dpa (zu dpa «Internetanschluss in der Zelle - Planungen für drei Gefängnisse» vom 10.03.2016) +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
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Internet access in the EU

Fast and easily accessible broadband internet is the prerequisite for digitalization in Europe. This visualization shows the status quo in the EU.
ARCHIV - ILLUSTRATION - Eine Frau hält am 04.08.2013 ein Mobiltelefon am Ostseestrand von Kolberg, Polen. Die Zusatzkosten für Handynutzer im EU-Ausland werden wie geplant im Juni 2017 abgeschafft. (zu dpa "Abschaffung der Roaming-Gebühren nimmt entscheidende Hürde" vom 01.02.2017) Foto: Daniel Naupold/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
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Mobile surfing

Frequency of using the mobile Internet in European comparison.
ARCHIV - Autonomes Fahren demonstriert Continental am 13.09.2017 auf der Internationalen Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main (Hessen) auf dem Freigelände mit einem VW Passat. (zu dpa «R+V stellt Forschungsprojekt zu fahrerlosen Shuttle-Bussen vor» vom 19.10.2017) Foto: Arne Dedert/dpa
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Here’s how a self-driving car works

Within the space of 15 years self-driving cars will probably be a common sight on roads. This means robot cars will have to act in potentially life-threatening situations. Scientists are teaching the machines to make complex decisions in an emergency. The graphic illustrates how a self-driving car works.