At the beginning of January, we were at CES in Las Vegas. The annual trade fair is one of the world's biggest events in the tech industry. It brings together the most important target groups and players in the industry and also generates a lot of attention in the global media landscape. As part of the AKKODIS joint stand, we had the opportunity to present our projects to an interested specialist audience in the vehicle technology hall. Here we were able to excite leading technology companies as well as vehicle manufacturers about our projects and establish promising contacts for future collaborations.
We talked to our Managing Director Artur Schiefer, who was at CES for us. In our conversation, he told us about the many exciting new developments and what opportunities he sees in them for our project work.
"In the telematics and logistics sector, we have been working with renowned manufacturers for many years and are developing forward-looking applications in this sector. There is currently no doubt among experts that the production of vehicles with internal combustion engines will decline significantly in the next few decades and be replaced by electric or hydrogen hybrid drives. We are already developing software solutions for electrically powered vehicles, a demand that will increase in the future and entail many new applications.
Another important aspect is the effort to automate transport, at least in part, not only on land but also in the water and in the air. AKKODIS, for example, is currently working on an autonomous logistics drone for large-scale use. Software applications are needed for processes that were previously carried out by people. If you want to fully exploit all the synergies that an automated transport system has to offer, it is by no means enough to just develop vehicles or applications for them so that they can get from A to B. Integrated billing systems, automated departure control by means of sensors and automated maintenance management are just a few of the buzzwords in connection with the major upheavals that lie ahead in the transport sector.
It is also interesting to think about how electrically powered vehicle fleets are fuelled - the proper software and hardware is needed to charge the vehicles with electricity. For companies that also produce their own electricity from renewable energies, forecast-based charging models could play an important role. When is electricity the cheapest and when do I charge my vehicles with it?
This is an area where we see potential for our projects in the coming years. Over time, we have gained a lot of experience in answering highly complex questions in the energy sector with efficient and future-oriented solutions. Today, we work with market-leading energy suppliers and are already developing applications for controlling and forecasting energy shortages and surpluses in virtual power plants.
No one knows what the future actually holds in store, but what is certain is that the smart use of efficient technologies will continue to be a driving factor in shaping our world of tomorrow. In order to live up to our claim of sustainable and smart software solutions, we are always on the lookout for new challenges."
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