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“What time is my bus to the moon?” Smart solutions for the transport systems of the future at Hypermotion 2018

Aug 7, 2018

Pioneering concepts and ideas for the future of mobility and logistics will be presented and discussed at Hypermotion from 20 to 22 November 2018 in Frankfurt. The event – a mixture of interactive trade fair, conferences and the Hypermotion Lab with pitches and talks – focuses on intelligent systems and solutions for mobility, transport, logistics and digital infrastructure.

The second Hypermotion, taking place from 20 to 22 November 2018, will be showcasing fascinating topics that are important to all of us. How are traffic and transport systems changing as a result of digitisation and decarbonisation? What can be done to make logistics and mobility chains in smart cities and digital regions individual and intermodal? How will this impact established players, and what opportunities does this present for all involved? What can be done to create logistics and mobility chains that are individually tailored and personalised for the end customers?

Answers to these and other questions will be on offer at Hypermotion, the hotspot of innovations for the mobility and logistics scene. Here, the focus is on disruptive ideas and intelligent networking for traffic and logistics systems. Participants run the gamut from large corporations and SMEs to start-ups and representatives from the fields of science, academia, policy-makers and associations.

Some 60 companies have already confirmed that they will be taking part. In addition to a roster of returnees that includes the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and partners Logistics Alliance Germany, the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) and NOW GmbH (National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology), there are numerous newcomers, such as BVG (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe), DHL, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik GmbH, inno2grid GmbH, IVU Traffic Technologies, JobRad, Linde Material Handling, Metropolis Service, SAP, SSI Schäfer, Swisslog, Synfioo GmbH, Technical University of Munich with the TUM Living Lab Connected Mobility and ViaVan GmbH.

“Hypermotion’s concept has met with a tremendous reception from experts, exhibitors and visitors, and we will continue to grow and develop the event with new partners and topics,” explains Danilo Kirschner, Director of Hypermotion. That is why the stage hosting the Hypermotion Lab and its exciting three-day programme will be moved to the centre of Hall 5.1 this year, while the start-up area with its plug-and-play co-working space will be centrally positioned within the exhibition. The conference schedules have also been modified to ensure that conference participants have more time to visit the exhibition and learn about disruptive new approaches and solutions. The objective is to integrate the trade fair and conferences more closely with one another and promote an exchange of ideas amongst everyone involved.

Wide-ranging three-day conference programme

Innovation, inspiration and networking will also be the name of the game at all eight conferences taking place alongside the trade fair.

The sixth EXCHAiNGE, a high-profile international event focusing on supply chain management, finance, logistics and purchasing, will be held at Hypermotion for the first time on 20 and 21 November 2018. This is where supply chain experts and operations managers get together to discuss Management 4.0 topics pertaining to new work and digital business.

The s=mc2 – Smart Mobility Conference + Communication on 20 and 21 November 2018 deals with sustainable urban mobility. Its goal is to develop and implement green city master plans with 60 German cities. On 20 November 2018, a conference entitled ‘App meets reality’ in the Public Mobility Forum will be illuminating the manner in which digitisation is transforming public transport and the basic services that must function if travellers are to view the environmental alliance as an attractive and modern part of public mobility.

At the ITS Congress on 20 and 21 November 2018, everything revolves around intelligent transport systems and services that allow for safe, secure, sustainable and clean mobility of the future – and which will be shaping the move towards increasingly digitised mobility. To this end, flagship projects from Germany and throughout Europe will be presented as elements of a digitisation roadmap.

On 21 November 2018, the Fraunhofer Mobility Infusion will be exploring how future mobility will look and delving into the role that will be played by data in the mobility of the future. Fascinating keynote speeches and interesting discussions will take the audience on a journey into the future of mobility. At the ‘Digital 4.0 meets business traveller 2.0’ conference on 21 November 2018, the theme will be business mobility and solutions employing artificial intelligence, predictive analysis and the use of real-time information that can increase the efficiency of business travellers.

The Logistics Digital Conference (LDC!) on 22 November 2018 will be addressing a series of exciting topics, including artificial intelligence in the supply chain, the future of freight transport and start-ups in the field of logistics and transport. On 22 November 2018, the 6th ZEIT CONFERENCE on Logistics and Mobility will be exploring ways in which diesel bans can be avoided. There will also be another topic on the agenda: ‘Entering the digital future together: How innovations in mobility and logistics are made possible’.

Spotlighting ideas: Diversity and inspiration in the Hypermotion Lab

The Hypermotion Lab offers newcomers a stage and opportunities for future success, as well as captivating expert talks. This is where young mobility and logistics firms present their business ideas and projects with elevator pitches, while finalists from respected companies fight to win the coveted Supply Chain Management Award. Furthermore, entrepreneurs tell stores of their failures, as well as their successes, and investors offer up-and-coming entrepreneurs tips on how to set up their own firms.

There will also be fascinating tools on the topics of new space, old vs. new economy and mobility health on offer in the Hypermotion Lab. At the Vision Mobility Think Tank, everything revolves around tomorrow’s mobility – how will we travel in future? Increasing urbanisation demands new connectivity and mobility concepts.

Online ticket sales for the trade fair and conferences have already begun, any anyone booking tickets before the end of September can take advantage of special pre-early booking rates.

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