Engineers and designers of mobile machines, plants and devices face the challenge of integrating communication technologies such as 5G into their products. This requires not only know-how in network and radio technology, but also the ability to keep an eye on the wide range of applications. Last but not least, the resulting complex systems must be reliably tested and validated — 5G in particular poses additional challenges with even more possibilities.
The 5G CMM EXPO & Conference provides product developers with comprehensive information about suppliers and components for the development of mobile machines, systems and devices in general, including the communication systems required for mobile machines. Roughly 40 hours of conference program, more than 50 international speakers and 3,000 international participants leave no question unanswered.
Lectures in plenum
System design and development of mobile machinery, vehicles and equipment
5G is primarily used for communication and networking between machines. This means that primarily industrial and production applications benefit from 5G. But machines and robots that can handle 5G are still in short supply at the moment and will initially be used in large companies. Only when sufficient 5G-capable devices for industrial applications and ready-made solutions for different areas of application are available will 5G become interesting for medium-sized companies. How fast is the technical development? Where are the challenges, risks and opportunities? And what are the latest developments for autonomous and semi-autonomous systems for industry?
New business models / Eco-Systems
Network Technology / Campus Networks
Campus networks are a special feature that is being introduced with 5G technology. Now, for example, companies can also set up their own 5G network, i.e., a campus network for defined, locally delimited locations. They make sense when many machines are networked with each other and communicate autonomously (or partially autonomously) with each other. However, the systems themselves also place demands on the communication infrastructure of the campus networks. Is the existing software upgradeable or is new software required? What role does hardware play? And are there compatible solutions for everyone or do we need individual solutions?
Interoperability of networks and systems
Safety & Security
Security is generally a fundamental factor for mobile applications. The use of 5G in vertical markets will lead to life and business critical applications. Major attacks can occur from all sides, even from your own network, once a botnet has been installed. The increasing number of networked machines, systems and devices not only results in more intrusion gates for attacks, but also more far-reaching risks both in terms of machine security (safety) and malicious attacks (security). The focus is on where we are in development and above all the question of who is ultimately responsible: manufacturer, network operator and/or user?
Law & Regulation
With the availability of 5G-capable machines and plants, we are on the threshold of a mass market for autonomous and partially autonomous systems. The prerequisites for this are worldwide technical standards and norms. But legislation and politics are also required. The new technologies and, in particular, the use of autonomous systems in public spaces raise legal questions. Challenging questions include: Who decides in an emergency, the system or the operator of the system? Where do we currently stand with legislation? What does the future hold? And can there be an internationally compliant legal framework?
Technical lectures (Breakout Sessions)
Get on board, specify your destination and relax while you work or simply listen to music; almost everyone knows this vision of the automotive future. In the background is the fact that there are numerous possible applications for autonomously controlled vehicles — on land, on water and in the air. In operational logistics alone, autonomously operating industrial trucks, barges and flying drones will find a broad field of application in the future. In addition, mobile helpers make it easier for people to work in disaster control, when handling mobile machines or when building the Smart City.
Autonomous mobile machines
For online retailers such as Amazon, the fastest route to the customer is the top priority. Consequently, the company is already testing delivery by drone. Flying opens up numerous new transport routes in the third dimension — a tempting idea in view of the traffic jams that have become standard on the roads. Other service providers are likely to follow suit. Rivers and canals can also play an important role as far as autonomous ships go in the future. For example, Berlin could largely be supplied by water — road users would certainly have no objections.
Communication is everything, especially in the megacities of the future where supply and disposal are of great importance in addition to transport. New mobility concepts not only improve the quality of life, they also reduce energy consumption and pollution. The prerequisite for this is communication between individual road users and the infrastructure. The same applies to numerous other processes that can be carried out in a more demand-oriented and thus more resource-conserving way, for example, if energy consumption or waste quantities can be recorded more precisely.
Authorities and organizations for security tasks (BOS)
We all rely on getting help when the going gets tough. A look at disaster control shows, however, that helpers often take a high risk themselves. Autonomously operating vehicles can play an important role here — initially in reconnaissance, but subsequently also in rescue tasks themselves — and thus reduce the risk of the rescue forces. This applies to both flying drones and all-terrain land vehicles. The police can also perform many of their tasks more easily and efficiently in this way.