3. International VDI Conference - Connected Off-Highway Machines

  • Learn more about the impact of the Digital Transformation on the Off-Highway Industry 
  • Find out about current developments in the area of Connectivity and Big Data as well as Autonomous Vehicles and Artificial Intelligence
  • Meet peers from the Off-Highway Industry and dicuss latest findings and Trends
  • 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

Driverless car technologies have been discussed often in recent days. However, connectivity and automation is not only limited to automobiles. In the Off-Highway Industries mobile machines become increasingly connected and drive (semi-)autonomously already. These new technologies revolutionize the industry: They increase productivity and efficiency while reducing costs and making working conditions in harsh environments safer. Our 3rd international VDI conference “Connected Off-Highway Machines”, taking place on April 10 and 11, 2018 in Dusseldorf, offers an ideal platform to discuss latest technology trends with international experts.

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Digital Infrastructure for Mobile Machines
Author : Håkan Andersson, Ericsson

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Smart Future for the Off-Highway Industry?

All major players of the Off-Highway Industry are working on smart technologies and solutions. Automation, connectivity and digital processes have many benefits. However, there are still many challenges and questions ahead: How do connectivity and automation impact business models? How to really benefit from Big Data? How to integrate artificial intelligence in Off-Highway Machines? When and how will fully Autonomous Off-Highway Machines become a reality? How does the role of the worker change?

Our 3rd international VDI conference “Connected Off-Highway Machines”, taking place on April 10 and 11, 2018 in Dusseldorf, is dedicated to these challenges and questions. The following topics will be discussed:

  • New Business Models for Connected and Autonomous Mobile Machines
  • The Way towards Autonomous Mobile Machines
  • Autonomous Use Cases from Mining, Ports and Automotive
  • Connectivity Challenges and Value of Data
  • Mobile Robotics transforming the Off-Highway Industry

If you have technology insights or a best practice example to share, contact Katharina Neumann.

Visit us in Dusseldorf, listen to best practice examples and meet international experts. Again, the conferences “Autonomous Trucks” and “Smart Farming” will take place parallel. In 2017, almost 450 experts and specialists attended the event – Use your chance, become also part of this network and join us in 2018!

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. If you book this conference in combination with the workshop "Model-based Development of embedded Software", you secure your personal package price.

Advisory Board

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

Antonio Marzia CNH Industrial / Turin

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3. International VDI Conference - Connected Off-Highway Machines

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