The automotive industry is in a state of exciting transition as autonomous and electric vehicle developments seem to grab news headlines every day. Even automotive manufacturers admit that there is even more going on behind the scenes than just self-driving cars and environmentally-friendly engines. In late 2016, BMW’s former head of Sales and Marketing, Ian Robertson, said that the company was “one of the world’s, if not the most successful automotive company and we are rapidly becoming a technology company.” Fast forward one and a half years and even more technology changes have occurred within the automotive industry.
Traditional automotive manufacturers, parts suppliers and technology companies are embracing disruption within the industry and working together. More personalized, on-demand services, ride sharing companies, autonomous driving vehicles, even flying and drone transportation testing will all deliver more convenience to the end-user and create new revenue streams and business models within the industry. As real-time data processing and decision-making are absolutely necessary in the future of mobility as lives are at stake, mobility applications need to be tested, validated, and regulated to the highest levels available for safety and accuracy.
On the testing and validation front, the Innovation Lab in Munich is moving forward with the development of its digital hub - Future Mobility - to help companies advance faster on mobility-based solutions. The Innovation Lab utilizes real-time, real-world testing environments that deliver a compelling Try Before You Buy platform with very little customer risk or capital outlay – right from within a secure and connected data center. This data center component is imperative as it can support future mobility applications that require:
- Enormous storage and computational capabilities
- High performance computing capabilities
- Edge Computing capabilities
- High bandwidth and low latency between car, edge data center, data center and cloud, etc.
The Innovation Lab also provides a large and diversified partner network comprised of established technology companies, startups, consultancies and cloud providers that formulate the basis for innovation where entirely new solutions are developed through collaboration and experimentation. Successful customer Use Cases and Proof of Concept trials accelerate time to market and get validated products and services delivered to end-users.
As the Future Mobility hub becomes a permanent fixture of the Munich data center in the latter half of the year, e-shelter is already bringing the mobility-focused local industry together. Over the course of four evenings in April and May, we invite you to our Munich Meetups to discuss mobility questions facing the industry and how to turn ideas into reality. Experts in the fields of Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, IoT and Blockchain will present the latest technological developments in the automotive industry. Each evening, new and exciting topics around Future Mobility await you. Informative, entertaining and free of charge. Secure your driver's seat for the mobility concepts of the future:
April 9, 2019 - Cloud-based Technology Solutions for Future Mobility
April 16, 2019 - The Future of Mobility - Powered by AI and Blockchain
April 24, 2019 - The Role and Impact of IoT in the Future of Mobility
May 7, 2019 - Software-based Solutions for the Future of Mobility
May 16, 2019 - The Future of Mobility - Powered by Big Data and Blockchain
We look forward to welcoming you to the Future Mobility Community at the WeWork Offices in Munich.