Travelling to the office in an autonomously driven car, taking an air taxi to the nearest airport and having a package delivered by drone? When Hypermotion takes place for the third time from 26 to 28 November 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, it will be showcasing the pioneering concepts and smart solutions that already exist for tomorrow’s mobility and logistics, with a particular focus on interdisciplinary approaches. This year marks the first time that the German Mobility Congress (DMK) is being held as part of Hypermotion. The congress is organised by the German Association of Transport Sciences (DVWG), the Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund (Rhine/Main Regional Transport Association – RMV) and the House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM).
The rapid pace of digitalisation in so many areas of life is a real challenge for all of us. Hyperconsumption, growing mobility requirements, ongoing climate change and increasing urbanisation all demand new mobility concepts. If we are to achieve a forward-looking and sustainable mobility transition, we must change the way we think and overcome existing systems boundaries. Ultimately, the solution lies in new, intelligently networked and multimodal systems.
When developing these systems, players and participants from the mobility, supply chain and infrastructure industries find themselves confronted with a wide range of unanswered questions, a dynamic and complex market environment, opposition and regulations that do more to restrict innovation than promote it.
It is here that Hypermotion aims to lead the way forward, by promoting interdisciplinary dialogue between established mobility and logistics companies and first movers across all modes of transport, opening up new perspectives, fostering discussion of pioneering concepts and networking everyone involved.
“With Hypermotion we have created the first platform for digital transformation that unites every mode of transport. It is our goal to drive networking within the industry, in order to pave the way for new and integrated solutions for tomorrow’s mobility,” explains Danilo Kirschner, Director of Hypermotion.
Participants include established corporations and SMEs from the fields of mobility and logistics, mobility pioneers and innovative start-ups, policy-makers and representatives from the fields of science, academia and associations.
Conferences – inspiration and talks with experts
Hypermotion participants can look forward to a stimulating and extensive conference programme on all three days of the event. This year also marks the first time that the German Mobility Congress (DMK) will be taking place as part of Hypermotion. The theme of this congress is ‘Mobility in conurbations – opportunities and challenges’. Other conferences on the programme include ‘EXCHAiNGE’, a prestigious international event focusing on supply chain management, and the ‘Logistics Digital Conference’ (LDC), an event that covers topics such as the future of freight transport. At the ‘smart mobility conference’ (smc), on the other hand, it is sustainable urban mobility concepts and digital networking that are in the spotlight.
Ideas to the forefront – Hypermotion Lab
Make way for the future: In the Hypermotion Lab, start-ups and established companies alike present their innovative business ideas and projects. In an array of interactive formats that includes elevator pitches and speed networking, newcomers show off their expertise, while finalists from established companies fight to win the coveted Supply Chain Management Award. Everyone is welcome to take part. In addition, all participants are encouraged to actively contribute to workshops and think tanks in order to discuss pressing problems and collaborate on the development of possible solutions.
Electric scooters and hoverboards will soon be legal on German roads as well. That is because these mini electric vehicles offer an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective alternative to cars for short journeys. Hypermotion has responded to this development by introducing the Micro Mobility Course at this November’s event – here, providers of lightweight vehicles for transporting people and goods will be able present their vehicles, giving people the opportunity to try out not only monowheels and Segways, but also e-bikes, cargo bikes and e-scooters.
Hypermotion will take place from 26 to 28 November 2019.
More information is available at www.hypermotion-frankfurt.com