All-Around Look at eMove360, Electric Mobility and Autonomous Driving Event
The driving fundamentals and automotive industry experience disruptive innovations. The number of events with the focus to infotainment and electric vehicles in the best proof. October 17-19, in Munich, eMove360° presented Mobility 4.0 – electric, connected, autonomous concepts in the automotive industry. Sergiy Salenko, Business Development Manager, and Nadia Martynova, Product Manager, told about the event.
“The Electric Vehicle Revolution is happening and its impact is likely to be felt faster than expected,” Ivan Glasenberg, Glencore Plc Chief Executive Officer, recently said at an industry conference in Barcelona. The idea that electric car boom Is coming faster than expected was in the air during the whole trade fair days.
eMove360° showed the complete range of next generation and sustainable mobility solutions, from Energy & Infrastructure, Urban & Mobile Design, Materials and Processing solutions, Connected and Autonomous driving to Electronics and Infotainment & Connectivity. It brought together innovators from all sectors, who develop new solutions, technologies, or products for the mobility of tomorrow and beyond.
Well-known exhibitors like Brose, Continental, Daimler, Magna, Nissan, Robert Bosch, Rolls Royce Marine showed their innovations at eMove360° Europe 2017. Other big names companies, like Henkel, Fortum, Altran, Krempel, Norsk Hydro, Schwarz Electromotoren, or Schaeffler Technologies, also had their stands at the fair.
In addition to long-established participants, Trade Fair eMove360° acquired some exciting new exhibitors: e-mobility pioneer Tesla attended the show for the first time.
The Asian market is actively developing. China was the official partner country of this year’s show. No wonder! The country became one of the most ambitious enablers of electric mobility in the world in a very short time. A huge joint stand at the fair gave innovative Chinese mobility companies the opportunity to present themselves to the community, and they’ve taken full advantage of it. Among the companies at the trade show, about 30% of exhibitors were Chinese. The country also hosted many events during the trade fair, including a reception on the opening day.
Over the days of the event, we enjoyed fruitful environment and met many advanced IT professionals, decision-makers in cities and communities, and service providers.
The main idea you get after visiting eMove360° is that the biggest issue of electric cars – charging – is almost solved. At least, it will be solved by the next Mobility conference. What convinces you about that is numerous top-up solutions presented. Many of them merge charging with IoT additions collecting related data and supplementing the mere charging service: payment easing, booking charging slots, and more.
Creating electric vehicle related solutions is reasonable. Demand for battery-powered vehicles takes off, and almost all carmakers increase their investments in electric vehicles as governments adopt tighter emissions targets. European sales of alternative-fuel models, which include fully electric cars and hybrid vehicles, jumped 36 percent in the first quarter to 235,438 vehicles, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association.
Volkswagen AG will triple spending on developing alternatives to combustion engines to 9 billion euros ($9.8 billion) over the next five years. Daimler AG’s bill for the transformation stands at 10 billion euros.
Why did we decide to attend this event? Automotive is one of our prime verticals. We are proud to have long-going partnerships with leading companies worldwide, such as Volvo, SAAB, Nissan, Scania, ENAiKOON, Knorr-Bremse Group, etc., delivering state-of-the-art solutions. We looked for business contacts within the industry and networking opportunities with new and existing partners. We have had more than 10 meetings and we hope for new interesting projects.