IAA Mobility 2021 ticked all the boxes! As a platform for the mobility of the future, the 2021 edition, in Munich, presented a diverse spectrum of mobility solutions. A total of 744 exhibitors and 936 speakers from 32 countries are known to have taken part this year and climate-neutral mobility linked them. Organised by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) jointly with Messe München, an estimated four lakh participants made it to the edition this year. In all, 100 premieres took place, underlying the transformation of mobility. “The new IAA Mobility is a strong signal to the world that international exhibitions in Germany are now possible again,” expressed Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Messe München. Across 98 exhibition areas, 75 bicycle brands, 152 supply firms, tech companies and 78 startups registered their presence. Huawei, Microsoft, IBM, Bosch, Magna, Schaeffler, Continental, Michelin, ZF, MAHLE, Seimens, Valeo, Brose, MicroVision, Intel, Pirelli were among the exhibitors.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called IAA Mobility a “signal of hope”. Besides being the first trade show in Germany, in the aftermath of the pandemic, Merkel termed it as an important initiator for the targeted climate neutrality. “Looking around here, I am firmly convinced that the transformation to climate neutrality will be a success for our country and for our automotive industry,” she said. She called the automotive industry a “central part of the solution” referring to the climate crisis. On EVs, Merkel cited how with passing time, concepts studies of emobility had turned to all manufacturers having electric vehicles suitable for everyday use in their range. She urged the industry to “tap the full potential of all innovations”. In her speech, hydrogen and synthetic fuels found mention as important contributors for climate protection. She called for the expansion of the charging infrastructure with the inclusion of safe and fast charging with green electricity in Europe as she committed to the goal of establishing one million public charging points in Germany by 2030. Ola Källenius, CEO of Daimler AG, promised groundbreaking innovations from the industry: “Vehicles will be cleaner and smarter than ever before,” he said.
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THE HYBRID AUGA M1
AUGA GROUP M1 HYBRID TRACTOR IS TESTIMONY TO THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY RAPIDLY TRANSITIONING TO A CARBON-NEUTRAL FUTURE. PRATEEK PARDESHI EXPLAINS THE TECHNOLOGY IN PRINCIPLE.
Ticking The Boxes
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The LNG Puzzle
LIQUEFIED NITROGEN GAS IS SEEN AS AN ECONOMICAL AND ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY FOSSIL FUEL AT THE LNG INDIA SUMMIT. SUMESH SOMAN ASCERTAINS THE SCOPE IN LONG-DISTANCE TRANSPORTATION.
Third Generation John Deere
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Setting The Bar Higher
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Sonalika Tiger Series
SONALIKA INTERNATIONAL TRACTOR LAUNCHES THE TREM-IV COMPLIANT TIGER TRACTOR SERIES. SUMESH SOMAN LOOKS AT THE STRATEGY TO ACCENTUATE THE HEAVY-DUTY RANGE.
Mahindra Yuvo Tech+
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New Decade New Goals
FM LOGISTICS RELEASED A NEW STRATEGY FOR THE NEXT DECADE. DEEPTI THORE FINDS OUT HOW THE COMPANY PLANS TO GO ABOUT SETTING AND ACHIEVING ITS GOALS.
Covestro CV Solutions
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DINOSAURS AREN'T EXTINCT
BRIAN JELICH’S TRAILBLAZING, 5.90 INDEX-RACING 7.3L POWER STROKE
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Queen Of The South
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SOLID AXLE, SHORTBED, 800 HP, AND LOADS OF FUN TO DRIVE OFF-ROAD.
New LSB centre in Jamshedpur
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A Signal Of Hope
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New MAHLE Hydrogen Test Centre
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The components of growth
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