On June 12, 2018, Intellias will attend CEBIT in Hanover, Germany. This year, the largest computer technology expo in the world is expected to host 200,000 attendees including more than 2,500 companies from 70 countries. The 2018 edition of CEBIT will feature cutting-edge technology solutions for the digital transformation of business and society: artificial intelligence, blockchain, automotive, security, IoT and 5G, human robotics, virtual and augmented reality, drones, collaboration and workspace 4.0, and mobility.
As experts in automotive software technologies, we’ve made our own list of the 10 most interesting companies to watch at CEBIT 2018.
CEBIT features cutting-edge technical solutions for the digital transformation of business and society: artificial intelligence, blockchain, automotive, security, IoT and 5G, human robotics, virtual and augmented reality, drones, collaboration and workspace 4.0, and mobility.
Intellias’ list of the most interesting automotive companies at CEBIT 2018
INS Insider Navigation Systems
Augmented reality indoor navigation
- Founded: 2014
- Founder: Clemens Kirner
- Location: Vienna, Austria
- Employees: 11–50
- Website: https://www.insidernavigation.com/
Insider Navigation Systems (INS) offers a unique scanning technology that makes possible accurate indoor navigation without the use of special hardware. The software development kit offered by INS enables Android and iOS applications to locate, navigate, and provide advanced experiences in buildings with use of the AR. The system uses open interfaces of external sources and merges the data it receives with live views of the actual surroundings.
Using augmented reality and efficient navigation technologies, this solution by INS enables clients to easily make their venues recognizable to mobile devices so users can get added value with augmented reality. In combination with advanced real-time traffic services, the INS solution opens a plethora of opportunities for automotive and related businesses that make their locations visible along routes planned by autonomous cars.
Voith Digital Solutions
- Founded: 1867
- Founder: Johann Mätthaus Voith
- Location: Heidenheim, Germany
- Employees: 1,001–10,000
- Website: http://voith.com/corp-en/index.html
The Voith Digital Solutions Group Division was established in 2016 to bundle the company’s existing expertise in the fields of automation, software, IT, digitalization, sensor technology, and actuator technology. Voith Digital’s products range from sensors for individual automation technology to complex cross-industrial solutions providing monitoring and proactive management of entire vehicle fleets and facilities.
Among other products, CEBIT participants will be presented with Voith’s Mobility 4.0 solution aimed at optimizing automation-related processes with the help of real-time dashboards that display information about the connections to the smart grid.
Fleet management GPS tracking
- Founded: 2006
- Founder: Lauris Liberts
- Location: Riga, Latvia
- Employees: 51–100
- Website: https://www.mapon.com/en/about
Mapon specialists develop user-friendly yet advanced GPS tracking and fleet management software for both business and private use. Over the course of 12 years, the company has become a segment leader in the Baltic states, the Scandinavian countries, and other European countries. Today, more than 5,000 clients use Mapon software to track and manage nearly 38,000 vehicles around the globe.
The Mapon service involves GPS tracking, fuel control, temperature monitoring, fleet maintenance, multi-brand fleet management, security, digital tachographs, and many other software related to the development of the fleet management industry that now is thriving thanks to electric autonomous semi-trucks as the newest hype on the market.
GPS tracking systems
- Founded: 2002
- President: Liu Kejian
- Location: Shenzhen, China
- Employees: 201–500
- Website: http://www.meitrack.com/
Meitrack Group is an industry leader in innovative GPS products and integrated tracking solutions. Meitrack has been partnering with customers for more than 15 years to become a leading global supplier of GPS trackers, machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, and Location Based Services industry solutions based on GSM technology.
Meitrack products presented at CEBIT 2018 will include the vehicle GPS tracker T366G with IP67 water resistance that can be installed on cars, motorcycles, yachts, and boats. It’s equipped with built-in GPS and GSM antennas. The unit works well in extreme environments, making possible the smooth tracking of autonomous cars driving under heavy weather conditions.
Augmented mobile data
- Founded: 2014
- Founders: German Castignani and Guido von Scheffer
- Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Employees: 2–10
- Website: http://www.motion-s.com/
Motion-S, founded four years ago, is a spin-off of the University of Luxembourg. The company is recognized in Europe for its expertise in augmenting mobility data collected from different sources. Using Motion-S applications, users are able to create individual mobility profiles that are integrated into a big data ecosystem to best meet personal mobility needs when operating in the building like navigation, communication, booking rooms, etc.
Motion-S enables businesses to use its telematics platform and gamification UI to interact with customers on a daily basis, predict market demand, and coordinate mobility-related services. Solutions developed by Motion-S can help automotive industry players to improve communication with end users by identifying customized market requests based on collected data in advance.
- Founded: 2007
- Founder: Andrius Rupšys
- Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
- Employees: 101–250
- Total funding: €1.2M
- Website: https://www.ruptela.com/
Ruptela is a telecommunications company that’s recognized primarily for its expertise in transport telematics. Ruptela provides complex fleet management solutions combining both hardware and software components for clients in 115 countries. The company offers GPS tracking devices, vehicle monitoring systems, and various accessories.
One product the company will be presenting at CEBIT is the TrustTrack monitoring and control system, which provides safe, feasible, and economically efficient paths for vehicles, including those using fully and partially autonomous technologies.
PSI Automotive & Industry
Production optimization software
- Founded: 1969
- Founder: Dietrich Jaeschke
- Location: Berlin, Germany
- Employees: 101–250
- Revenue: €10–50M
- Website: http://www.psipenta.de/en/industries/automotive/
PSI Automotive & Industry provides customized solutions for vehicle manufacturing and supply. The company is best known for its expertise in and complex solutions for multi-plant control systems, inventory management, traceability for product liability, mobile data acquisition, and production planning for co-products.
PSI solutions has won recognition from large global and regional automotive industry players for optimizing electronic traffic by updating electronic data interchange (EDI) guidelines, standards, and related processes.
Baltic Car Equipment
Fleet management GPS equipment
- Founded: 2006
- Director of export department: Andrius Miglinas
- Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
- Employees: 51–100
- Website: http://www.bce.lt/en
Baltic Car Equipment (BCE) is one of the largest manufacturers of telemetry equipment in the Baltic countries. More than 1,000 companies with fleets of up to 2,000 vehicles have already benefited from the complex solutions provided by BCE. Offering customized hardware and software products for effective fleet management, the company controls every stage of the production process, from initial design and manufacturing to installation and support.
The core business competencies of Baltic Car Equipment involve manufacturing GPS, GLONASS, and GSM tracking equipment, elaborating complex vehicle security systems, providing electronic manufacturing services, and developing customized telemetry solutions and applications.
3D ultrasound sensors
- Founded: 2015
- Founders: Alexander Rudoy, Tobias Bahnemann
- Location: Munich, Germany
- Employees: 11–50
- Total funding: €200,000
- Website: https://toposens.com/
Toposens developed the first 3D ultrasound sensor for innovative autonomous driving. Using a method similar to echolocation, the ultrasound sensor can detect, count, and track moving and stable objects and people.
Due to its high efficiency, small size, and moderate price, the Toposens ultrasound sensor may become an integral element of advanced sensor fusion solutions. CEBIT participants will have an opportunity to test the prototype Toposens 3D Ultrasound Sensor V 1.2 presented at the company’s stand.
Industry 4.0 Internet of Things
- Founded: 1997
- Chairman: Thierry Breton
- Location: Bezons, France
- Employees: 70,000+
- Website: https://atos.net/en/industries/automotive
Throughout the decades, Atos has been delivering high-end service for automotive clients. Today, the company is recognized primarily for its expertise in Industry 4.0 exploration and the Internet of Things.
Atos also provides customized solutions in codex analytics by exploiting automotive data assets from across the service and production landscapes. Atos cybersecurity and connected vehicle solutions will also be presented at this year’s CEBIT.
Extensive development of the automotive industry proves that fully autonomous, safe, and feasible driving is inevitable. With a track record of helping automotive giants and startups to elaborate innovative software solutions, we just can’t miss the trendsetting CEBIT 2018.
Meet us at the conference and discuss the trends and software solutions that are shaping the industry’s tomorrow. Contact us to arrange a meeting at the event.
See you at CEBIT 2018 in Hanover, Germany!