Digitisation and electrification to feature at IAA 2016 15 August 2016

Digitisation of the commercial vehicle value chain is to be among the dominant themes at the 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition (Hannover, Germany, 22—29 September 2016).

According to organisers VDA and Bitkom, on Monday 26 September the main event will be a symposium entitled: ‘Change in the ecosystem through telematics – effects on the automotive aftermarket’.

It will be opened by VDA managing director Klaus Bräunig, with speakers including: Dr. Christian Wiehen, chief technology officer at WABCO; Günter Weber, vice president marketing at Robert Bosch; Luc Billiet, president parts and service at CNH Industrial; and Frank Tinschert, vice president telematics and digital solutions at MAN Truck & Bus.

Then on 29 September, the IAA is due to host a forum entitled ‘Automated and connected driving: commercial vehicles as innovation leaders in automation and connectivity’.

The forum will be opened by VDA president Matthias Wissmann and state secretary Rainer Bomba from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.

Other speakers will include Matthias Kässer, associate principal at McKinsey & Company; Erik Wirsing, head of innovation at Schenker; and Prof. Barbara Lenz, head of the Institute of Transport Research at the German Aerospace Centre.

To register, visit: http://www.iaa.de/en/

Brian Tinham

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