electronica Automotive Forum
The electronica Automotive Forum focuses on new technologies in automotive electronics. Whether it comes to semi-autonomous or autonomous driving, new interior and exterior light functions or improved connectivity—the electronica Automotive Forum presents the latest solutions and products in the industry's various sectors. Select examples illustrate the state of the art as well as interaction between various technologies. The Forum also focuses on the challenges of increasingly interdisciplinary collaboration in the future. It addresses sales engineers, electronics developers, system designers, project managers, supply-chain managers and everyone who is involved in automotive development projects.
electronica Automotive Forum
From piloted driving and constant connectivity with the outside world to new comfort functions in the car's interior: New technology is changing the development and working world in the automotive industry more than ever before. Networked systems, new light technologies featuring LEDs, OLEDs and laser light and improved sensors for driver-assistance systems call for increasingly stronger interaction between individual controllers and actuators. More efficient components ensure added comfort and safety when driving or during (partially) piloted driving, and more elaborate software and faster data buses guarantee networking within the automobile and beyond.
More agile development methods, interdisciplinary teams and collaboration, global alignment and working processes and much more are the result of this restructuring of automotive mobility. The Automotive Forum's topics are oriented toward the themes of the electronica Automotive Conference from the previous day. The Forum uses panel discussions and technical lectures to present the topics in a context that is considerably more technical. Following each presentation, Forum participants have an opportunity to ask questions.
The electronica Automotive Forum's main topics in 2016 included:
- From light management to smart lighting
How are adaptive lighting systems/headlights constructed? Will laser light manage to establish itself in the next generation of motor vehicles? Various LED technologies and their diverse applications in motor vehicles.
- Future prospects for semi-autonomous, autonomous and piloted driving
How will key technologies in the sector for driver-assistance systems and connectivity develop in the medium term? Can piloted driving become a reality in the next decade?
- Semiconductor components
More and more semiconductor components are no longer being developed exclusively for automotive products. This calls for increased collaboration along the entire supply chain to be able to continue satisfying the automotive industry's high standards.
- Software development and standards
Realizing complex vehicle functions is no longer possible without investing a great deal of time and effort into software development and using data buses to connect systems in the vehicle. Corresponding standards must also be further developed.