Opening Plenary Session
Which Driving Forces Determine the Developments of the Future? Environmental Impact, Innovation or Economy?
Mercedez-Benz Trucks|Daimler AG
University of Lille
In an increasingly global and mobilised world, continuing increases in the environmental impact of road, rail and air traffic push us towards environmentally responsible behavior.
How can we act?
Increased demand in mobility is not distributed equally world-wide, but the density of traffic rises everywhere, since necessary infrastructure measures cannot be transformed and established in time with demand. A higher density of traffic automatically brings a greater hazard potential, to which innovative solutions and efficient diagnostic systems can be introduced as reactionary measures.
Are we on the right path?
The growth of demand for mobility is enormous. As well as intelligent solutions, this requires solutions that are fast and readily available in the market.
Do our development processes permit this?
Mercedes-Benz Trucks Safe Drive Technologies
Truck Product Engineering (Mercedes-Benz Trucks)
Transportation in a Climate Constrained World
Prof. Andreas Schäfer
Professor of Energy and Transport
UCL Energy Institute
ALSTOM: Brake Railway Challenges for the Future
RSC Global Engineering Chief Braking Engineer