News of the week

Jun 18, 2021

What moves the IAA MOBILITY and the mobility industry? Here we have some of the highlights for you.

© Stiftung Naturschutz Schleswig-Holstein via myclimate

IAA MOBILITY and sustainability

What makes climate-neutral mobility possible? How can we get around whilst being environmentally friendly? Solutions to forward-looking questions like these are being shown at IAA MOBILITY 2021. But it’s not just the vehicles or bikes where being climate-neutral is the goal. IAA MOBILITY itself is serving as a blueprint for sustainable trade shows.

Read the complete article here!

Innovation of the week

The pedal is an important part of every bicycle – but most of the time we do not give it much thought. It can take on an essential role, though, as is shown by this invention: a pedal with an integrated lock – and possibly so much more! 

The pedal has been invented by two creators from the Upper Palatinate (company name: E.T. Innovation) – and it is a robust pedal made from aluminium. If you want to lock your bike, you just put an U-bolt into the pedal and lock it. It is functioning just like a classic frame lock, but does not need any additional space. 

And the inventors are planning on adding some more functions to it. A light might be included in the pedal – or how about a compartment for a repair kit? E.T. Innovation is now collecting money for all of this on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter – and the first pedals could already be delivered by the end of 2021. 

© E.T. Innovation via ebike-news.de

News from the IAA MOBILITY

Mobileye, the Israeli subsidiary company of Intel, will take part in the IAA MOBILITY – and will use the Blue Lane to present four of its vehicles.

Mobileye creates and develops driving assistance systems that are based on optical technologies. They are supposed to avoid any possible collisions by giving out warnings. The company was founded in 1999 and is currently equipping Audi and BMW vehicles with its systems – among others: overall, it is cooperating with more than 25 car manufacturers. In 2020, Mobileye was even given permission to test drive autonomous cars on German streets and it is now working with several manufacturers on brining this technology to the streets. 

Visitors of the IAA can experience just how highly developed those technologies already are: four vehicles that are equipped by Mobileye will be available to drive on the Blue Lane.

Quote of the week

Ola Källenius is a fan of the city toll: the Daimler CEO has spoken to the „Süddeutschen Zeitung“ (Paid Content, German) and he has revealed that he is also in favour of bicycles.
The Swedish maganager has also defended the Smart SUV and the  billionaire investor Li Shufu who is also the owner of the Geely company – as there might not be any Smarts anymore without Shufu.

„Bicycles can play an important role.“

Tell me, IAA... 

… which Summit formats will be there to experience? 

The IAA MOBILITY Summit will be the industry's top B2B meeting. It is the place-to-be for experiencing world premieres and innovative ideas – while also serving as an important trendsetter event for the whole mobility industry. The Summit provides the perfect stage for all exhibitors, as it includes the exhibition, press conferences, stage presentations and networking elements. There will also be the Open Space Extended at the trade fair center in Munich. This area is an extension of the Open Space in the direct vicinity of the Summit and houses, among other things, the Bike and Test Area.

Click here to find more information on the formats and the new hall concept!

Experience Munich! 

Exploring the Bavarian metropolis by bike? No problem – you can find some exciting ideas for interesting bike tours on iaa.de. How about these two, for example: 

Starting in the city centre, you then cycle to the Kunstareal ("art district") and the Wittelsbach summer residence, then there is the Biedersteiner Kanal and the Olympiapark – and you can use the famous Leopoldstrasse to drive back to your starting point again: Munich has quite a lot to offer, even outside of its city centre. Choosing this bike tour, you can explore parks, squares and a whole lot of nature. 

If you prefer to be near the water while cycling, you can choose the relaxing Isar bike tour. It will take you about two and a half hours to drive from the city centre to the Großhesseloher Bridge, then exploring Hinterbrühl, Floßlände and Flaucher as well as the Gärterplatzviertel and the Viktualienmarkt while cycling back to the Marienplatz. 

You can find all our ideas for sightseeing and excursions in and around Munich here!