Try out autonomous driving live
Visitors can experience first-hand what the innovative mobility concepts of the future look like: The Westfield POD (Pod on Demand) invites you to test drive on the exhibition grounds. The self-propelled shuttle bus is the first fully autonomous vehicle in the UK. It is already providing successful transfer services at the terminals of London’s Heathrow Airport and visitors to the CONCAR-EXPO can now take a test ride on it.
Take a seat in the latest prototypes
Further novelties to touch and test-sitting are offered in the Car Pavilion. This is where car manufacturers present their latest developments. Visitors can try out new features on the concept vehicles and discuss their questions with the exhibitors at the object. A highlight of the exhibition is the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE. In it, smart technologies that use artificial intelligence meet with Jaguar-designed engines.
Pioneer in mobile change: Partner country UK
Great Britain is the partner country of the CONCAR-EXPO 2018, and not without reason: The United Kingdom is driving the automotive revolution with innovation and investment. In three years, autonomous vehicles will drive on British roads. To achieve this goal, the specially founded government organisation CAV (Connected and Autonomous Vehicles) promotes more than 50 projects from around 150 institutions. The most innovative companies of the CAV initiative present their concepts for networked and autonomous driving at the UK National Pavilion – also in real-life demonstrations.
Digital innovations from Finland
The Finnish Community Pavilion is hosting companies from last year’s partner country. The Finns are among the global leaders when it comes to digitisation and technological innovation in the field of car IT.
So BMW, TomTom and Microsoft work closely together with the data provider Foreca. Daimler is also relying on the Finns for its brand new MBUX infotainment system. Forecas specialises in detailed, digital weather forecasts that inform drivers directly about weather changes via Connected Drive infotainment systems. In this way, safety is increased: weather conditions play a role in every fourth accident. With its weather service, the Finnish company provides data for various applications such as navigation, autonomous driving or fleet management.
Electromobility, networking and automation not only change the automotive industry, but the entire understanding of mobility. For the smart technologies to become reality, the infrastructural and digital requirements in the cities must be available. At the CONCAR-EXPO 2018 press conference titled Urban Mobility – Autonomous Driving, Connected Cars and the city of tomorrow: Are Driverless Vehicles forcing cities to become smart…? “ experts will be discussing the challenges faced by the cities on June 27 from 11am to 12pm.
The expected top participants of the press conference are:
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein, Chairman of the VDI-Gesellschaft Fahrzeug- und Verkehrstechnik/Director of the Institute for Motor Vehicles (ika) of RWTH Aachen
- Ing. Henry Widera, MBA Head of the Digitalisation Department of the Berlin Transport Authority (BVG))
- Nicolaus Gollwitzer, CEO Telefonica Next
Journalists can accredit themselves here.
PLACE AND DATE:
27 – 28 June 2018
Estrel Congress & Messe Center Berlin
Convention Hall II
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