Technology-laden cars are increasingly evolving into consumer electronics on wheels. And consumer appetite for new features and connected services is outpacing traditional automotive development cycles. Exponentially increasing cost and complexity of building and re-building IVI systems every few years and integrating them with evolving online content and services is preventing automakers from capitalizing on the connected car opportunity.
As we emerge out of these challenging times, it’s good to reevaluate how we can do better across the board, including in the automotive industry. Clearly the industry needs new models for design, development and monetization of digital features and services, starting with in-vehicle infotainment (IVI).
In this webinar the speakers will discuss –
» What’s broken with the current model for deploying IVI software and services
» How software platforms lead to sustainable and continuous IVI innovation
» And, how they allow OEMs and tech innovators to come together to deliver delightful UX to customers
» Sal Dhanani, Co-Founder and CCO, Telenav
» Prateek Kathpal, CTO, Cerence
» Roger Lanctot, Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics
As a new era in bulk goods dawns, find inspiration at trade shows Solids & Recycling-Technik
Leading-edge technology for bulk solids
The demands placed on technologies for processing modern bulk solids are constantly rising. Today’s strategies no longer focus strictly on increases in efficiency and the careful consumption of energy and resources: Given the ubiquitous shortage of skilled workers, it has become critical to fortify processes in order to protect people, the environment and production plants. On 17 and 18 March 2021, the trade show Solids & Recycling-Technik Dortmund will address these and other challenges faced by industry – both today and tomorrow. Throughout the exhibition and in technical lectures, numerous experts will engage the visitors to encourage the exchange of knowledge and spark ideas for tackling a demanding future.
The primary issues facing decision-makers in the bulk materials industry are: how to position oneself efficiently and sustainably on the market, and how to defend and maintain that position in future. Against a background of growing shortages in skilled workers and stricter legal requirements in Germany, it has also become more difficult to ensure safety and prevent errors in demanding processes.
On 17-18 March 2021 in Dortmund, solutions for these and other issues of concern to industrial sectors will be presented at the two trade shows Solids & Recycling-Technik. “It’s of great importance to us that both the exhibition and our lecture programme cover the latest core themes affecting industry, and that they inspire ideas in the visitor for how to address those challenges concretely,” says Sandrina Schempp, Event Director, Solids & Recycling Technology at trade show organiser Easyfairs. This was also underscored by Arend Klöver, Disposal Representative at Beiersdorf AG, in his review of the shows two years ago: “Top experts highlighted the newest trends and illustrated innovative approaches to the industry’s hot topics.”
One of the best-known industry meeting places for experts from the powders, granules and bulk solids sector, the show always focuses on the latest issues. Whether that be safe storage, dosing, mixing or separating: At the show, visitors can discuss their technical challenges and the opportunities afforded by automation and digitalization, as well as forge new – or deepen existing – business relationships.
Workshops, lectures and live explosion demonstrations
For people who need to get a firm grip on current and future tasks, the lectures and workshops on the stages of the Innovation and Solution Centers will provide numerous opportunities to exchange ideas with experts. On the first day of the show, the audience can look forward to contributions from the Institute for Applied Building Research (IAB) Weimar on the subject of practice-oriented bulk solids simulation using the ‘discrete element’ method. Experts from the IAB will present their novel method for mapping the behavior of bulk solids and reveal the potential of simulation.
Another topic to be elaborated is how companies can protect themselves against explosion. Alongside lectures on the legal requirements for e.g. safe plant operation or the safety parameters of dusts, Prof. Dr. Ing. Uli Barth of the Steinbeis Transfer Center Integrative Safety in Wuppertal will also give a presentation on assessing explosion and fire hazards. Furthermore, visitors can once again look forward to the live explosion demonstrations in the open-air demo area of the fairgrounds.
Outfitted for the future
On the second day of the show, in a special sub-theme called “From law to practice”, experts will demonstrate how to smoothly implement occupational safety and health regulations in real life. The subject of safety also figures prominently in other presentations, for example in lectures on the safe handling of hazardous bulk materials. Besides the essential aspects of solids technology, topics from the recycling industry will also be illuminated on the lecture stages. The focus will be on implementing the Commercial Waste Ordinance, as well as on the recycling of packaging.
With these and the many other in-depth activities taking place on both days of Solids & Recycling-Technik in Dortmund, trade visitors can prepare themselves to meet the increasing expectations on their industries.
Intertraffic is the world’s leading event on mobility & traffic technology.
Since its launch in 1972, Intertraffic Amsterdam has become the platform of choice for market leaders and experts from around the world to meet.
From 23-26 March 2021, 30,000+ professionals travel to Amsterdam to do business and get up to speed on the developments in the fields of infrastructure, traffic management, safety, parking and smart mobility. 900 exhibiting companies and stakeholders demonstrate their latest solutions during the four-day exhibition and extensive summit programme.
Stay tuned for further updates.
InnoTrans 2020 – World’s Leading Trade Fair for Transport Technology in Berlin
From 27-30 April 2021 everything on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds will be focused on the future of mobility. At InnoTrans some 3,000 exhibitors from 60 nations will be presenting their innovations in all areas of Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. All the global players from the railway world will be present, along with innovative start-ups and the world’s leading industrial and professional associations.
What makes InnoTrans so unique is its outdoor display area with a total of 3,500 metres of rail track, featuring everything from tank cars to high speed trains. By way of contrast the Bus Display offers vehicle manufacturers the opportunity to present e-buses in the static display and on the immediately adjacent demonstration course. Whether it is shared mobility, combined mobility or digital mobility platforms – Mobility+ is a new addition to InnoTrans 2020, as part of the Public Transport segment, and is intended specifically for suppliers of supplementary mobility services.
With its role as an internationally important stage for presenting innovations, InnoTrans confirms its position as the world’s leading event for transport technology. At the most recent InnoTrans, for example, over 130 innovations made their world debut in Berlin.
The trade fair is augmented by the InnoTrans Convention, an outstanding supporting programme where leading international decision-makers from business, politics and transport can obtain a wide-ranging impression of current and future mobility issues from the panel discussions and experts’ sessions. This year transport solutions designed to help protect the climate will be one of the main topics.
The InnoTrans Campus is a new feature specifically for newcomers to the industry. Here the emphasis is very much on recruitment and career development for young professionals. Talented young people can use the InnoTrans Campus to learn about career prospects and to establish contacts in this sector.