2. International VDI Conference - Connected Off-Highway Machines 2017

Your benefits

  • Find out more about current challenges related to the digital transformation
  • Discuss latest findings with international experts from off-highway OEMs, suppliers and software solution providers
  • Meet peers from the off-highway industry including agricultural and forestry machines, construction, road building and mining machines and other off-highway vehicles and mobile machines
  • Register for the “Connected Off-Highway Machines” conference and visit our parallel conferences “Autonomous Trucks” and “Smart Farming” free of extra charge
International Conference Connected Off-highway machines

The world is becoming increasingly connected. Not only everyday devices are connected to the internet and to each other but also in the off-highway industry automation and connectivity are the most important trends. The automation process and telematics solutions provide many benefits for off-highway machine operators already. They help to increase productivity, equipment reliability, operability, energy efficiency and safety. However, there are still many challenges and questions related to this process that need to be discussed. How are processes optimized in practice? How to deal with Big Data volumes and which potentials do they offer? What is the new role of the machine user? How to do secure software updates? What are challenges related to the use of fully autonomous machines?

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New potentials and challenges for the off-highway industry

Automation and connectivity challenge the traditional business models of the off-highway industry. New technologies, data management and partnering models are altering current working procedures. Connectivity and data management solutions are key enablers for productivity improvements related to mobile off-highway machines. For instance, today data can be transferred via the mobile network and helps the drivers of the mobile machine to make proper decisions. A good fleet management and remote condition monitoring increases uptimes, reduces stress and eventually leads to more efficiency and less costs. Moreover, other driver assistance systems such as camera and sensor systems or cloud based diagnostics promise to facilitate work processes and make them safer. However, connected and cloud solutions are always security-critical. Thus, reliable cyber security solutions need to be found.

Our 2nd international VDI conference “Connected Off-Highway Machines”, taking place on March 28 and 29, 2017 in Dusseldorf, offers an ideal platform to discuss latest technology trends with international experts. Listen to use cases and talk with peers from all over the world about process optimization, driver assistance systems, digital transformation, data management, security challenges and autonomous mobile machines . In 2016, almost 200 international experts and specialists attended the event – become also part of this network and join us in 2017!

Who should attend the conference?

The "Connected Off-Highway Machines" Conference is aimed at engineers, technologists, designers and specialists from mobile machine manufacturers and suppliers of the off-highway industry, in particular managers and staff from:

  • Electric and electronics systems
  • Telematics, drivers assistance systems
  • Software development
  • Mobile machine control solutions
  • Communication technologies departments

This international conference provides a professional forum for all experts who are working in the fields of Connected Off-Highway Machines, Automation and IT for mobile machines to exchange experiences and ideas.

Secure your seat now and benefit from parallel conferences

Do you want to find out more about current challenges and new chances in the area of "Connected Off-Highway Machines"? Then reserve a place at the "Connected Off-Highway Machines" conference now. In addition, also benefit from our parallel conferences on “Autonomous Trucks” and “Smart Farming” free of extra charge.

Advisory Board

Dr. Wolfgang Burget Liebherr-EMtec GmbH / Kirchdorf

Dr. sc. nat. Anton Demarmels Ammann Schweiz AG / Langenthal

Dr. Reno Filla Volvo Construction Equipment / Eskilstuna

Michael Gomes Topcon Agriculture / Livermore

Jeff Herrin Danfoss Power Solutions / Ames

Stephen Leese Deere & Company / Moline

Antonio Marzia CNH Industrial / Turin