electronica China postponed until July
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has strongly impacted developments in China. Following the directives of the Government of Shanghai Municipality to prevent and control the virus from spreading, Messe München Shanghai was compelled at the beginning of February to postpone electronica China, productronica China and LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA, which were planned to take place in March.
Some alternative stories from the halls of electronica
Steve Rogerson looks at some of the news that may have missed the front page. My travels last month took me to the biggest shoe-leather-eating event in the calendar. Yes, I am talking about the enormous electronica exhibition in Munich, which was even bigger than in previous years. As per usual, I boosted my daily step count to silly levels with the combination of the event and me exploring the bars of Munich in the evening.
The electronics of the future are smart, safe and secure
More than 3,100 exhibitors from over 50 countries provided an insight into the electronics of the future with their solutions and products at the Munich trade fair site from November 13th to 16th, 2018. The focal topics of this year’s electronica included blockchain, artificial intelligence and medical electronics.
LTE-V2X: Automobile direct communication on trial
Traffic networking promises more safety, more energy efficiency, and fewer emissions. To do this, the first commercial technology connects automobiles with the 'curb' via LTE. Smart traffic systems and networked automobiles are the milestones on the way to the completely driverless vehicle. And LTE-V2X (Vehicle-to-everything, V2X) is one of the technologies that may make this happen. It connects vehicles directly with each other, with t...
Every second person wants to speak with electronic devices
The ‘Internet of Voice’ is on the rise: voice control of electronic appliances is important for 59% of German consumers. In fact, every second person in the country wants to have a human-like dialogue via smart voice assistants such as Alexa, Siri, and friends. In an international comparison, Germans are rather reserved when it comes to their conversation wishes.
Electronics made accessible at electronica
The motto of this year’s electronica (November 13th to 16th, 2018) is ‘Connecting everything—safe, smart, safe, and secure’. The new format in hall 6 is centred around giving exhibitors, school pupils, students, and specialist visitors the opportunity to network.
Medicine in a digital world...
The health industry is going through a period of dramatic change. We are seeing more and more digital solutions throughout the patient journey - at every stage from prevention and diagnosis to treatment. Medicine 4.0 can only work on the basis of collaborative efforts at the point where the medical and engineering disciplines overlap.
electronica 2018: the electronics of the future
The 'Internet of the Voice' is on the rise: sixty-two percent of UK consumers consider voice control of electronic devices important. Fifty six percent even want to enter into a humanlike conversation via smart voice assistants (e.g. Alexa, Siri). From an international point of view, the British are rather cautious with their conversation preferences. By way of comparison: 86% of Chinese want to talk to their electronic devices.
Retrofit kit designed to aid autonomous driving
Anyone who’s reluctant to give up their 'old' car needn’t go without autonomous features. New retrofit kits will relieve drivers in future of the tedious task of steering.
Lensless computerised camera could assist autonomous vehicles
A new computerised camera without optics uses an ordinary window as the lens. This would enable car windshields to sense objects on the road. All cameras were developed with the idea that humans look at and decipher the pictures. But what if you could develop a camera that can be interpreted by a computer running an algorithm? Why don’t we think from the ground up to design cameras that are optimised for machines and not humans.
Telemedicine saves lives 'for the first time'
In spite of promising projects, telemedicine is still not part of regular care. However, a study which for the first time has proven that telemedicine can extend the lives of heart patients could now put an end to the waiting. Telemedicine is synonymous with technical progress like no other area of health care. Yet in spite of the lack of doctors, e.g. in rural areas, and overworked ER departments, treatments based solely on telemedicine are...
Connecting everything, smart, safe, and secure
Smart, reliable, and secure networking at all levels is the focus for this year’s edition of the trade fair and conference for electronics, to be held on 13th to 16th November, 2018, in Munich, Germany. This time round, electronica will be going beyond the presentation of relevant components, systems, applications, and solutions.
What AI and robotics should and shouldn’t be allowed to do
81% of consumers all around the world would like 'electronic devices of the future' to make their lives easier. However, users have very different views on what artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and digitalisation should and shouldn’t be allowed to do: 71% of global consumers think that electronic devices should only assist humans. These are the findings of the electronica trend Index 2018.
Smart energy: The digitisation of the energy industry
Smart energy is the umbrella term for a wide range of technologies in this area relating to energy storage, consumption control, and energy conversion. electronica 2018, 13th to 16th November, in Munich, has the motto ‘Connecting everything: Smart, safe & secure’ and will be showcasing products and services from a wide range of sectors.
Sensor technology: electronics with every sense
The digital world depends on data and that data increasingly comes from networked, intelligent sensor technology. As one of the key technologies for the future developments in IoT, autonomous driving, Industry 4.0, smart healthcare, and smart cities, visitors will find sensor technology in many of the sectors and events at electronica, held on 13th to 16th November, 2018.
Key technology for a ‘smart’ world
The motto of electronica 2018 ‘Connecting Everything – smart, safe & secure’ applies particularly to the trade fair focal point ‘Embedded Systems’. As one of the most important interdisciplinary technologies in the 21th century, they are represented in almost all areas of the world's leading trade fair for components, systems and applications of electronics from 13th to 16th November, 2018.
Four conferences for the first time at electronica
electronica is staging four conferences this year. The Automotive Conference, Embedded Platforms Conference, the Wireless Congress and the new Medical Electronics Conference, all dealing with developments and trends in electronics, will be staged at electronica in Munich from 13th to 16th November, 2018.
Expanded hall layout for electronica 2018
Due to its continued growth, electronica will, for the first time, take up 17 halls at the Messe München exhibition grounds. The new halls C5 and C6, which will be completed in the spring of 2018, will also be integrated into the hall structure. Furthermore, halls C2 and C3 will be used for the first time. electronica will take place from 13th to 16th November, 2018.
electronica 2018 to showcase the adoption of digital
The automotive industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation, by 2025, it is reckoned that a quarter of all cars worldwide will be electrically powered. On top of that, manufacturers and suppliers are currently responding to increasing demands for ‘next-generation’ technologies including autonomous and connected vehicles, as well as developing completely new data-generated business models.
Automotive leading the way in the adoption of digital technology
By 2025, it is estimated that a quarter of all cars worldwide will be electrically powered. Manufacturers are currently responding to increasing demands for next-gen technologies, including autonomous and connected vehicles, as well as developing completely new data-generated business models.