IAA in Frankfurt stands for spectacular presentations of new cars. At the same time the experts discuss how the cars of the future might look like. Included are electro mobility and automated driving.
By 2020, the federal government wants to have one million electric cars on the road. A very ambitious project looking at just about 19,000 electric vehicles reported as of January 1 of this year, according to the Federal Motor Transport Authority. The commercial vehicle industry is only part of the cause. Many models are already available, and the development is being pursued with great strides. The industry shows this on the IAA, just held in Frankfurt am Main from September 17 to 27. However, one problem remains with the driving range and the number of supply points is associated with it. At least here can telematics solutions be supportive by offering programs to display all available “charging stations”.
Automated driving is progressing
Another highlight at the show is the automated driving. All leading manufacturers are developing these systems further and work on linking the individual driver assistance systems. To fully analyze the complex environment, also here the help of telematics is necessary. Only this technology can process the information of the traffic management systems and send it into the vehicles. Also for communication with each other all vehicles need telematics applications. How far the manufacturers and suppliers have progressed already in linking the systems, among other things is subject of the expert forum “Networked and automated driving”, held on September 21 and the Car-IT congress on September 23.
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