100 booths, 5000 attendees, 140 presentations: From 15 to 16 May, the sixth Bosch Connected World 2019 took place in Berlin. The technology company shows how cross-linked devices communicate with each other through ecosystems and open platforms. Here are some valuable insights on the leading conference on IoT and digital transformation:
The Internet of Things is an integral part of digital transformation. Even though the use of the IoT in the industries differs considerably in some sectors, companies in all industries face similar challenges. First and foremost, these are safety, financing and lack of know-how.
Bosch's understanding of IoT is demonstrated by the wide range of new solutions for mobility and smart home systems. At the conference, the innovation company showed how networked devices communicate with each other through ecosystems and open platforms.
“IoT is not for lone fighters, but can only grow through cooperation!” emphasizes Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner at the beginning of the conference.
The aim is to develop the Internet of Things into an “Economy of Things”. This means that things are not only communicatively interconnected, but are also able to set up business relationships with each other. This networking will fundamentally change the way we move around.
The technology company from Stuttgart-Feuerbach is working with partners in order to ensure things communicate and interact in a secure ecosystem in the future. Especially in the area of mobility, this opens up completely new possibilities: Lane departure warning systems and parking aids are standard features of new cars nowadays. With connected mobility, not only the car, but the entire road traffic is in the focus.
In the future connected things should be able to communicate independently with each other. Parking or charging electric cars could soon be billed automatically. At the conference, Bosch presented a prototype of an intelligent charging station, with which the vehicle negotiates the price in real time. Pretty cool, right?
Smartphone-based access to the vehicle also plays a major role in this context. That's why Tapkey was also on site in Berlin. Our CEO, Gilbert Hödl, presented how mobile access will change the future of mobility.
Tapkey's access technology can be integrated into any app to enable keyless entry to vehicles via smartphone. This allows companies to offer new services to third parties, such as access to parking on public transportation locations, trunk delivery by logistics firms and access to storage lockers at train stations.
A video will soon be available. Stay tuned!