In terms of mobility, 2018 was a year action-packed with new developments that are set to leave a lasting impact on how we move around in the world. We’ve reported on the influx of scooters in the sharing economy, the existing infrastructure for alternative powertrains, and what solutions are being worked on the solve the problem of the last mile, amongst a myriad of other topics that aimed to provide the best and broadest insight into what is currently happening in the world of mobility for our readers.
Here is an overview of where the NMW team was in 2018, what we
Our director Dirk O. Evenson headed to Austin, Texas, for the annual SXSW conference. Here he moderated a panel with Daniel Mieves (German Autolabs), Stuti Pandey (MOIA), Helmut Scherer (Futurice), and Marcel Thiemann (Xapix) on in-car assistants and autonomous driving, as well as co-hosting a networking lunch on the future of mobility.
The NMW team headed to the Funkhaus in Berlin for Europe’s largest interdisciplinary festival, the Tech Open Air. While the focus is on the intersections of various sectors, such as culture, arts, tech, and the sciences, mobility talks included
Norbert Richard Meinike, director of Marketing at Blacklane, a portal for chauffeur services, took to the stage to offer up his view in his talk “New Mobility: How far along are we?” and presented his vision of what future mobility might look like.
The VDA hosted the NMW Digitaltage in Berlin in July on digitalisation and its impact on how our mobility solutions are having to adapt to changes in legislation, public awareness, and the needs of the customer.
The roundtable “Race Boat vs Tanker – Changes in Cultural Structure of Corporates”, with Jürgen Bilo (MD, co-pace), Daniel Heidrich (EBK Krüger &
Little did we know that our first CEBIT would also be our last after it was announced that the European tech trade show
But we managed to catch
The conclusion at the time: Autonomous cars are further away from what is the average user is reading about in the
Olaf Schilgen of Volkswagen also presented the company’s strategy for e-mobility, which is interesting in light of the recent news that VW would be phasing out the internal combustion engine by 2026.
Now for the main event! For the NMW
There were also different Guided Tours that took visitors around the exhibition halls. These tours were specially tailored to the key tracks at the expo: Connected Vehicle, Automated Driving, Alternative Powertrain, Urban Logistics
The exhibition area, the NMW Expo, showcased brands, new products and new services form the likes of Aptiv, E-FORCE ONE, smapOne and Graphmasters. World of Heroes even had a free tattooing station!
The highlight of the week was the NMW Forum as it hosted 70 top class speakers who debated with their fellow decision-makers, innovators
Last but not least was the
While the jury was left to deliberate, t3n’s editor-in-chief moderated a fireside chat entitled Dangerous Liaisons: Who Wins When Startups and Corporates Collaborate? with Philip Gneiting of Daimler, Ashley Cashion of what3words and Gerrit Dumstorff of HELLA Fast Forward.
What’s next? NMW 19!
The NMW 19 in Frankfurt will again focus on cars and their changing impact on how mobility (especially in urban areas) is rapidly having to adapt.
The IAA Conference Beyond Mobility is the leading forum for the future of mobility. From September 11–15, 2019, you will be able to meet the companies that are in the driver’s seat of what the future of mobility will bring.
This year, the main topics are:
– Clean and Sustainable Mobility
– Urban Mobility
Each category looks into various sub-categories to cover all the bases when it comes to new developments in mobility.
Head to our website for a more detailed explanation of the topics at the IAA Conference.
The IAA Conference builds on the success of the NMW FORUM and previous IAA expert events to tackle the megatrends of tomorrow. Because access to mobility also influences how we live, work and interact, the IAA Conference’s scope reaches significantly beyond mobility. We invite you to debate these and more topics to come in panels, develop joint solutions in workshops, and present innovations to fellow trailblazers, unconventional minds, and people who are simply keen to expand their knowledge.
If you want to be a speaker, you can apply online from November 26, 2018 – March 11, 2019 by visiting the following link and filling out the application form.
Below you’ll also find more detailed information on the IAA Conference: IAA Conference Speaker Details
From March until May there will be a stringent selection process, after which the final program will be published on May 6, 2019.