The 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition is set to begin on Sept. 25 at the Hanover Fairgrounds in Hanover, Germany. The week-long event runs through Oct. 2 and will feature 2,066 exhibitors from 45 countries and the world premieres of 322 new vehicles and innovations.
“With the concentrated drive for innovation, the huge number of exhibitors and the ever more international nature of the show, everything is in place for enhancing the IAA’s standing as the largest and world’s most important trade fair for mobility surrounding commercial vehicles,” said Matthias Wissmann, president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, which puts on the show.
The themes of IAA Commercial Vehicles this year are efficiency, connectivity and flexibility.
With emissions in commercial vehicles dropping, the future of efficiency will be in aerodynamics, lightweight construction and driver training, says the IAA. Connectivity is also an area of focus.
“The commercial vehicles of the future will always be online, communicating with other vehicles, with the transport company and, of course, with the customer,” said Wissmann.
The IAA will feature test drives of 21 electric and 54 conventional vehicles on the trade show grounds this year. There will be an innovation stage showcasing demonstrations of road safety, transport efficiency, environmentally friendly powertrains and intelligent driver assistance systems.
There will also be exhibits of classic trucks, U.S. trucks, buses, construction vehicles and trailers.
More than 1,200 of the exhibitions at this year’s show are international, which the IAA says is a new record for the event. China will represent about a third of the international exhibitors, followed by Italy and Turkey.
HDT editors Jim Park and Sven-Erik Lindstrand will be in Germany covering the event.
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