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A new platform for smart transport systems of the future

Trade fair, tech talks, and conferences – Hypermotion connects communities.

New event format combining an exhibition, tech talks and conferences in Frankfurt is a hit

The first Hypermotion from 20 to 22 November 2017 brought new momentum to the discussion of digital, networked and emission-free mobility and logistics solutions. In addition to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and partners Logistics Alliance Germany, the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) and NOW GmbH (National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology), more than 100 participating companies offered a look at the possibilities for the transport and traffic systems of tomorrow. Exhibitors included established firms such as Deutsche Bahn, Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund, ESWE Verkehr, Hamburger Hochbahn, BVG, SAP, SICK, PTV Group and Teradata, as well as more than 20 start-ups. Approx. 2,200 participants came to Frankfurt over the course of the three-day event. Read here the whole summary of Hypermotion 2017

The concept

The boundaries between logistics, mobility, infrastructure, and transport are falling. New, networked, integrated and inter-modal systems are being created. To reflect these changes and to discuss their impact on the economy and society, Messe Frankfurt launches the new trade fair Hypermotion. This event creates will be the first independent platform for digital transformation in the mobility and transport sector as the superordinate theme.

People perceive mobility as an important indication of personal freedom. Logistics create growth and prosperity both for business and society. In times of the digitalization and decarbonization, logistics and mobility must be available at all times and must be reliable.
And the transport system of the future will need to be ‘intelligent’ – that means, amongst other things, networked, integrated, digital, secure, multi-modal and affordable. To achieve this, traditional boundaries separating systems that have hitherto existed, between logistics, mobility (i.e. personal and public transport), infrastructure and freight handling, will need to be overcome. Communities and groups that have, up to now, focus on different modes of transport and sectors in separate, independent events and trade fairs will need to come together and, in part, also face modernization and revitalization.

The key point of approach for the new trade fair ‘Hypermotion’ is, therefore, via the already recognized concept of intelligent transport systems (ITS) which can be made future-proof by looking at it from the point of view of digitalization, and should be developed further. Thus,
Hypermotion will be the first independent platform for the digital transformation of transport, mobility, and logistics.