Waldshut-Tiengen, 19.02.2021

Dialogue with CDU member of the state parliament Ms. Hartmann-Müller about digitalization and artificial intelligence

Besuch CDU Landtagsabgeordneten Frau Hartmann-Müller

On Friday, February 19th 2021, the CDU member of the state parliament, Mrs. Hartmann-Müller, accompanied by Member of the Bundestag Ms. Ronja Kemmer, among others Representative for Artificial Intelligence of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, and Member of the Bundestag Mr. Felix Schreiner, member of the Committee for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, visited the CST GmbH in Waldshut-Tiengen.

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The reason for the visit was the company’s recently approved funding from the BW Ministry of Economics for the AI-based tire analysis service Tireanalysis as a Service (TaaS). The company is receiving a six-figure substitution for the project, which will be worked on in 2021

Besuch CDU Landtagsabgeordneten Frau Hartmann-Müller

The evening was started by a welcoming note from CEO Dr. Michael Bach and Technical Director Frank Schäfer.

Besuch CDU Landtagsabgeordneten Frau Hartmann-Müller

The presentation of CST GmbH was introduced by a demonstration at the founding object of CST in 2014. At that time, CST had developed a stationary tire analysis device for workshops in cooperation with the automotive supplier Bosch.

In accordance with the applicable Covid regulations, the tour continued in the office and technical premises of CST.

Besuch CDU Landtagsabgeordneten Frau Hartmann-Müller

In the technical center, the guests were given an insight into ongoing projects, including the Mask Inspector, which detects whether people are wearing mouth and nose protection, or the CandleApp, an app that analyzes the burning behavior of candles.

Besuch CDU Landtagsabgeordneten Frau Hartmann-Müller

This was followed by a dialog with Ms. Kemmer on the increasing use of artificial intelligence. One particularly discussed point was how data should be meaningfully generated in the future and reused in other areas.

Besuch CDU Landtagsabgeordneten Frau Hartmann-Müller

A dialog on the economic situation of CST GmbH concluded the tour. Among other things, it was discussed how Covid directly and indirectly influences affect the economic situation of CST. Especially the reluctance to invest in innovative projects was noted.

Dr. Bach told Mr. Schreiner that the effects of Covid on CST caused a change in the business strategy. CST responded to the Covid fallout by changing its customer focus, expanding business models, and digitizing sales processes.

After the two-hour visit, the guests said goodbye with the intention to continue advocating for digitization and the promotion of AI projects and to support CST GmbH in this area wherever possible.