Thursday

19

October 2017
08:30 am

Pre-Work Talk Munich Future mobility – Are we there yet?

IXDS Munich Ganghoferstraße 68b, 80339 München
Autonomous, electric, and a whole lot more techie! There are many exciting plans mapped out for mobility, indicating that we may be headed in the right direction for a more seamless, sustainable future… but when will we actually get there? We've been putting the latest mobility trends under the microscope, and will be bringing in experts on Thursday October 19, to discuss the powers at play, best practices, and what needs to happen to get our auto future ready for take-off.

Our seamless mobility team recently attended IAA, the world’s leading trade show for transport, logistics and mobility. They were on the lookout for interesting projects and developments, and came away with important questions to discuss and share with the Pre-Work Talk community next week.

They will be joined by Simon Nicklas from the Technical University of Munich, who will introduce us to aCar, a project that’s set to be a game-changer in meeting mobility needs in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa; and Stephan GieslerContinental’s Head of Digital Innovation Dialogue and Global Process Development, who will be helping us address some future mobility pain points.

We want you to add to the discussion, so come early for a caffeine fix before the talks kick-off at 9am. See you at our lovely Ganghoferstr. studio on Thursday, October 19!

Stephan Giesler

Head of Digital Innovation Dialogue and Global Process Development, Continental

Stephan has been working with Continental since 2007, helping to shape the organization’s e-mobility business offerings, and establish and steer dialogue with society and stakeholders. Continental, a world leader in electrification, used the opportunity of IAA to showcase some of its new innovations and future outlook for automation, electrification and connectivity. The group also used the platform to hold discussions around themes such as ethics and highlight the importance of cooperation between industry and politics to drive plans forward.

Simon Nicklas

TUM Industrial Design, aCar project 

After completing a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering, and going on to lay the technical foundations for sustainability startup Leaf Republic, Simon decided to get into Industrial Design. He’s currently carrying out his studies in this area at the Technical University Munich, where he’s also engaged in the aCar Mobility Project. Earlier this year he also joined Siemens as Design Thinking Moderator and Working Student, where he prepares and conducts co-creation workshops with internal and external clients.