International VDI Conference - Autonomous Trucks 2018

  • Find out about current truck technology
    • The use of Artificial intelligence
    • Environmental perception
    • Alternative Drives
  • Learn more about business models in regard to autonomous trucks
  • Discuss current applications of autonomous trucks
  • Get informed about IT Security for Trucks and Operations
  • Exchange expertise with international experts of the truck industry
  • Register for the “Autonomous Trucks” conference and visit our parallel conferences “Connected Off-Highway Machines” and “Smart Farming” free of extra charge
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Future truck innovations, autonomous driving and the usage of new business models are only some of the topics that the truck industry is actually concerned with. Autonomous trucks extremely influence ports, mining and especially logistics. At our second international VDI Conference Autonomous Trucks, we will shift our focus to business strategies in trucking, the actual application in logistics and will more deeply dive into software perspectives. In regard to truck technology we will also pick up the idea of alternative drives and add it to the discussion. Further topics will be security, safety and insurance.

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Press a button- Get a load: Can we keep pace with Uber and the other new kids on the block?

It seems that the future of trucks has already begun. New market players such as Uber change and somehow define the truck landscape especially in the US. Therefore the question arises of how to keep up with their pace and ideas yourself only being very small or very static. At our second international VDI Conference Autonomous Trucks we will deal with major business models and also involve innovative startups in the program to hopefully find some solutions.

As Association of German Engineers we always take up the technical perspective. For this reason truck technology will not be forgotten here. The truck industry at the same time deals with environmental factors. Governmental pressure for emission reduction is also having an effect. Hence, alternative drives should be targeted at the event, as well as the other technical topics of environmental perception and AI.  Unfortunately, it is not only Uber as new kid on the block. In regard to IT Security or Software, the truck industry is also confronted with new players and influencers. Will their business models be successful and can the rest of the truck industry compete?

You should find out more about that: Register now and meet the others at the Autonomous Trucks Conference in Düsseldorf.

Who should attend the conference?

The "Autonomous Trucks" Conference is aimed at the management:

  • of truck manufacturers
  • of major suppliers (brake systems, sensors, environmental perception, software and others)
  • of automotive IT companies
  • of startup companies focused on autonomous trucks

In addition, truck research institutes are addressed as well.

Take the opportunity to exchange technical expertise

The conference offers you a unique platform to exchange expertise with international experts from all over the world. The second edition of the conference “Autonomous Trucks” will offer an interesting mixture of technical presentations from major OEMs, suppliers, research institutes as well as interesting customers. The most important aim is to generate a worldwide picture and not to have a unilateral focus on one country only.

Secure yourself a place

Do you want to find out about chances and challenges in the area of "Autonomous Trucks"? Would you like to learn about innovative truck business models and applications of autonomous trucks? Then secure yourself a place at the "Autonomous Trucks" Conference now. As well benefit from our parallel conferences on “Connected Off-Highway Machines” and “Smart Farming" free of extra charge.

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Advisory Board

Serkan Arslan NVIDIA GmbH Haus 1 West / 3. OG / München

Dr.-Ing. Christian Ballarin Daimler AG / Stuttgart

Ola Benderius Chalmers University IEA Task 42 - Department of Energy and Environment / Göteborg

Ron Borsboom DAF Trucks N.V. /

Paul Godsmark CAVCOE / Ontario

Torsten Gollewski ZF Friedrichshafen AG / Friedrichshafen

Torbjörn Holmström Volvo Powertrain Sweden / Göteborg

Torsten Klein MAN Truck & Bus AG / München

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