Connected World – already a reality in more and more areas of life. Trucks steer autonomously on a motorway. Apps precisely control the battery power of e-bikes. Robot mowers trim lawns on their own. In this exciting environment, it’s all about the networking of devices and equipment. But for AKKA Digital – formerly GIGATRONIK– Connected World also means creating connections between experts from different industries. The A2A – SMART WORLD SYMPOSIUM (held in German language) provides the right platform for this.
A2A stands for “Apps to Automotive”, that is, the integration of IT applications into the vehicle. This was the original focus of the symposium when it was held for the first time in 2010, and it was based on the expertise of AKKA Digital, formerly GIGATRONIK, in the development of E/E and IT solutions for the automotive industry. But the development of concepts and technologies has raced ahead since then. Now, the future of mobility, services, communication channels and business models will be discussed at the symposium. As an independent development-service provider, AKKA Digital works in all areas of the networked world with the innovative leaders of industry and with research institutions. These contacts make it possible to attract first-rate speakers and to achieve a new record attendance with 150 participants in 2016. In the interview, Felix Traier, Team Manager for User Experience and event director of the Symposium, reports on the themes that A2A will be concerned with in the future.