WE INVEST IN YOUR SUCCESS. Messe Frankfurt is strengthening its commitment in the field of Mobility & Logistics and investing in an international range of trade fairs, events and congresses. In this newsletter and in the new news area we will therefore be taking you behind the scenes of these events all over the world with immediate effect – and providing exclusive background reports, expert talks and new market and trend forecasts.
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Belt Road Initiative: 5 questions – 5 answers with Jörg Mosolf
Jörg Mosolf will soon be the first German logistics specialist to transport cars to China not by ship but by rail. We pulled him aside during Hypermotion 2018 to talk to him about the New Silk Road.
An end to the quiet?
From 2019, all newly registered electric vehicles in the EU must be equipped with an acoustic warning system that imitates engine noises. This is because silent vehicles approaching on the road are a big safety risk for other road users. Has the dream of silent road traffic come to an end?
Start-ups introduce themselves: “Mein Schlemmerdepot”
Daniel Kropp grew up on his parents’ farm and took over the farm’s butcher shop. In search of new business and supply models, he founded the start-up company “mein Schlemmerdepot” – an e-commerce solution for the regional food trade. At Hypermotion 2018, we met up with him for a video interview.
Figures at a glance: India’s automotive industry
India is now a global player, including in the automotive industry. The potential for the automotive aftermarket is thus also high. In view of the ACMA Automechanika New Delhi (Link 1) in February 2019, we have summarised the key figures from the Indian automotive market.
Mobility design of the future
Design is playing an increasingly important role in the new mobility, including when it comes to boosting the acceptance of robots, drones or autonomous vehicles. In its exhibition “The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility”, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York presents current design projects that are all concerned with the future of mobility.
New space eco system
From earth observation to space mining: the universe offers numerous business models. The Berlin-based company Interstellar Ventures helps start-ups and established companies to take advantage of them. CEO and founder Sebastian Straube explains how.
Germany promotes Green Cities
How can the traffic problems in inner cities be solved? The Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) has announced a major funding programme for which cities with so-called Green City master plans can apply. Hypermotion will present some of these concepts.
Mobility and design: 5 questions for expert Prof. Peter Eckart
For Prof. Peter Eckart of the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach (HfG) and partner of unit-design, Frankfurt, design and mobility belong together. The scientist is convinced, but whether a new type of networked and multimodal mobility can be implemented is also a question of design.
Figures at a glance: the automotive market in Kazakhstan
In the world’s largest landlocked country in terms of area, individual mobility plays a major role. To do justice to the importance of the local market, Automechanika is organising a trade fair in Kazakhstan for the first time in 2019.
Figures at a glance: South Africa’s automotive industry
The automotive industry is an important economic factor for South Africa – and exports are rising. A few days after the Festival of Motoring Johannesburg, we take a look at the South African automotive market. The most important figures at a glance.
E-mobility grows out of cooperation
Electric cars are a key component of a sustainable mobility strategy: they follow a new industrial logic both in production and in value creation. Under pressure from climate targets, which can only be met with a higher proportion of electromobility, it is something that German manufacturers are starting to focus on – and they are forming unusual alliances.
Classic cars in the workshop
Classic cars are becoming increasingly popular and represent a market volume worth billions. However, it is still difficult for the industry to network properly. Automechanika Frankfurt would like to change this and is offering a dedicated exhibition hall, specialist lectures and further training on the subject of vintage and classic cars for the first time.
5 questions – 5 answers with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Benz
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Benz from the International School of Management and his team from Benz + Walter GmbH have been commissioned by Hypermotion to investigate how digitisation is changing our traffic systems. He knows that questions of data integration, data storage and data analysis will determine the future of mobility and logistics.
4 questions – 4 answers with Michael Johannes
Michael Johannes is Vice President Mobility & Logistics at Messe Frankfurt and has over 25 years of experience in trade fair organisation. He knows that fairs must constantly evolve and find new formats.
Commentary from Prof. Uwe Clausen: autonomous driving is only one aspect
Hypermotion brings together mobility and logistics in one event for the second time this year. It was high time for such a concept, states Prof. Uwe Clausen, Director of the Fraunhofer IML. In his commentary, the logistics expert explains how previously separate topic areas are moving closer together and why connected mobility is the next big future topic.
The motorbike in the fast lane
The megatrends of urbanisation and sustainability are influencing the motorbike market all over the world. A few weeks after Motobike Istanbul, motorbike expert Bülent Kılıçer takes a look at the developments in the Turkish market. Here are the figures at a glance.