The interplay between digitalisation, emission-free drives, autonomous driving and networked traffic concepts has prompted car expert Prof. Dr. Stefan Bratzel and the specialist publisher Media-Manufaktur, a Süddeutscher Verlag Mediengruppe company, to create a future-orientated platform for inspiration and networking. In this vein, the first Mobility Circle gets underway on November 14, 2018 in Hamburg’s Curio-Haus and comes against the backdrop of the Mobility 2040 study. The evolution of mobility mobility that predicts evolutionary change that should not be underestimated. Commissioned by the ADAC and implemented by the Zukunftsinstitut, the study speaks of “upheavals similar to those after the invention of the car 125 years ago”. The organisers of the new event format “Mobility Circle” are acutely aware of this development.
Focus on smart cities, e-mobility and shared services
Topics that move the industry now and in future top the agenda. These include smart cities, electric and emission-free vehicles and shared services. The new event aims to bring together managers and specialists from the automotive industry, transport companies and start-ups as well as stakeholders from business, politics and society at eye level and thus promote exchange, inspiration and networking across borders. Those expected include Stephan Pfeiffer, responsible for strategic partnerships and public affairs at ioki, the new digital branch of Deutsche Bahn, and Wilko Stark, Head of Daimler and Mercedes Benz Cars Strategy and (Connectivity, Autonomous Driving, Shared & Services and Electromobility (CASE) at Daimler AG. Meanwhile, the Elbe city is aiming to become a model of modern mobility solutions as Hamburg gears up to host the 28th World Congress for Intelligent Transport Systems in October 2021.