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6 Must-Sees at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016

The IAA 2016 will be all about commercial vehicles. (Photo: VDA)

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Automation plays a central role at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for transportation and logistics. This guide presents you six IAA events that you don’t want to miss.

Commercial vehicles are expected to be trailblazers for the advancement of automated driving. This has never been more evident than at this year’s International Motor Show in Hanover, Germany. If you attend the trade fair and are overwhelmed by the options – don’t worry! We have selected six IAA automated driving highlights for you.

    1. GUIDED TOURS: AUTOMATED DRIVING 
    2. DEMONSTRATION AREA “NEW MOBILITY WORLD LIVE”
    3. SYMPOSIUM: DIGITALISATION OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
    4. NEW MOBILITY WORLD LAB16 – STARTUPS MEET INDUSTRY
    5. FORUM - NETWORKED AND AUTOMATED DRIVING
    6. THE USUAL SUSPECTS

     

    Guided Tours: Automated Driving

    What? You arrive at the IAA and don’t know where to start? The guided tours offer the opportunity to cut right to the chase. A two hours walking tour presents you selected highlights and innovations in the field of automated driving. It takes you directly to solutions for platooning, congestion, parking, rest areas, loading ramps and automated loading. Or as the IAA puts it: “You don’t have to spend a lot of time searching, you don’t have to wait, and you will immediately get to know the exhibitors’ relevant contact persons.”  Tours are also held for the topics connected vehicle, alternative powertrain and urban logistics. The tours are available in German or English. Find more information here.

    When? Friday, September 23; Monday – Thursday, September 26-29

    Where?  Departure at the Information Center (IC) located at the center of the trade show grounds

    Admission: 15 euros, register here


    Demonstration area “New Mobility World LIVE”

    What? The perfect way to get some fresh air: This outdoor area with the size of a football field shows dynamic and interactive driving demonstrations of the latest trends in the commercial vehicle sector. The focus lies on megatopics like automated trucking, connectivity and road safety. Find more information here.

    When? Daily, September 22 – 29

    Where? At the open air site between hall 22 and 26.

    Admission: free

    A huge outdoor area is part of the IAA. (Photo: VDA)

     

    Symposium: Digitalisation of Commercial Vehicles

    What? With vehicles becoming increasingly digital, this offers tremendous opportunities for commercial applications – but also opens up new legal and technical challenges. Just think of the many unsolved issues regarding data privacy. In this, symposium top-class experts from Daimler, John Deere and the political and scientific realm address these issues and debate possible solutions. Find more information here.

    When? Monday, September 26, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    Where? Convention Center, Room 3A

    Admission: free, registration is asked for.

     

    New Mobility World Lab16 – Startups meet Industry

    What? Innovative start-ups are taking the commercial vehicle sector by storm. At this event, international startups present their visions for mobility and logistics solution of the future. Participants include autonomous trucking company Otto, the cyber security experts of Argus and the Re2you software specialists. Additionally, at the hackathon “Hack.IAA”, students will work over a 24 hours period on ideas and IT solutions for the topics “smart logistics” and “user experience”. They will present their results live on the stage at NMW Lab16. Find more information here.

    When? Tuesday, September 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Where? Hall 19, Room New York

    Admission: 99 euros, register here.

    Daimler is among the biggest exhibitors at IAA 2016. (Photo: VDA)

     

    Forum - Networked and Automated Driving

    What? It is the get-together of the big shots: High-ranking politicians, members of the automotive industry and scientists meet to discuss challenges and opportunities of automated and connected driving. Participants include representatives of the German Ministry of Transport, MAN, Bosch, Continental, ZF Friedrichshafen, HERE and McKinsey. The agenda includes speeches, keynotes and panel discussions. Find more information here.

    When? Thursday, September 29, 9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Where? Hall 19, Room New York 2

    Admission: free, registration is asked for

     

    The usual suspects

    What? At the world’s leading trade fair for commercial vehicles, the biggest OEMs and suppliers are of course present with their own booths. It will be especially interesting to see how the big truck manufacturers like Daimler, Volvo, MAN or Scania approach the megatopics autonomous trucking and platooning.

    When? September 22 – 29

    Where?
    Daimler:
    Hall 14-15, C02

    Volvo: Hall 17, A05

    MAN: Hall 12, B14

    Scania: Hall 17, B06

    DAF: Hall 17, B20

    Iveco: Hall 16, A01

    Bosch: Hall 17, B12

    ZF Friedrichshafen: Hall 17, B17

    Continental: Hall 17, A06

    What events or exhibitors will you visit when at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016? Let us know in the comments section!

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