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Matthias Schubert

Matthias holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has worked in various sales positions in industry, shipyards and shipping suppliers. At Torqeedo he is responsible for the distribution of complex electric drive systems particularly for passenger ferries and government boats.


Construction, operation and practical experience of the autonomous test catamaran Wavelab in Kiel.

The Wavelab electric vessel serves is a research platform for the Clean Autonomous Public Transport Network (CAPTN) initiative in Kiel. The program aims to create the infrastructure for an integrated inner-city mobility network based on multiple modes of transport on water and land. The Wavelab serves as an open platform for research and development of the required technologies for a planned clean autonomous public transport network on the Kiel Fjord. The presentation will provide an insight into the modular concept and the Torqeedo drive system that allow the integration of new technology projects. In addition the first practical experiences since the launch of the ship in spring 2023 will be shared and an exciting outlook for future projects will be given