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  • The future talks by Mercedes-Benz Vans at the IAA Commercial Vehicle 2018
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    future talks by Mercedes-Benz Vans: We talk about the future.*

    With the statement „We talk about the future“ in 2018 Mercedes-Benz Vans presents the future talks for the first time. Visitors are invited to find out more about the transportation and logistics trends of the future and exchange experiences.*The views of all external speakers do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Mercedes-Benz.

Inspiring keynotes on tomorrow's questions.

How does a voice-controlled addressing system work that assigns worldwide addresses consisting of three words? Can public transport be transformed from a system of rigid routes and timetables to a dynamic on-demand network? And what challenges will arise in the digitalization of the logistics industry? In four keynote speeches, experts discuss major future trends – all around the question of how global developments will influence the mobility industry.

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Oren Shoval, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Via.
In the sessions, prominent speakers talk about future trends.

Sessions on the mobility trends of the future.

As part of the entertaining sessions with subsequent Q&A, the focus will be on discussions about industry-related topics. A central component of this format is the interaction between renowned, external speakers and the audience.

The sessions will focus on topics such as electric mobility, the mobility concept of the future, smart cities, autonomous delivery solutions, digitization in logistics as well as work in the future and provide exciting impulses.


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Live demonstrations highlight current projects.

At the live demonstrations experts from Mercedes-Benz Vans give exclusive insights into real use cases. On the basis of current projects, participants learn which product and service-related solutions Mercedes-Benz is currently advancing. The topics range from innovations such as “Mercedes PRO connect” to demonstrations of the show car and the MBUX of the new Sprinter in the Experience Room. The format also offers sufficient space for mutual exchange and invites small groups to join in the discussion.


At the live demonstrations experts from Mercedes-Benz Vans give exclusive insights into real use cases