Enthusiasm for Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition continues to climb as travel restrictions in and around China subside, show organizers say. More than 3,500 exhibitors will offer a first-hand gateway into the market by pulling in resources that amplify home-grown inventions and overseas capabilities in production and aftermarket solutions. To prepare for strong collaborative opportunities in the year ahead, the 17th edition will take place at the centre of China’s innovation capital in the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, from Feb. 15 to 18, 2023.
“I am confident that resources in areas like the Innovation4Mobility Showcase offer the right conditions to stimulate international trade and global business exchange to advance the industry as a whole,” said Fiona Chiew, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, highlighted. “The show is championing innovation from overseas and domestic exhibitors up and down the supply chain, and many are signaling that their solutions can make cars smarter, more fuel-efficient, more connected and even driverless. Therefore, we plan to draw attention to visionaries advancing the automotive industry.”
For example, Automechanika Shanghai will house winning technologies from last year’s Automechanika Innovation Awards. The show will feature Autel’s prized MaxiCharger DC fast charging station from the E-Mobility category, as well as Celette’s Electronic Car Body Measurement System, which took the top spot in the Body & Paint category.
Home-grown innovators gather momentum
For some time now, technological advancements and shifting supply patterns have been the main drivers of transformation in the global automotive industry. “The influence of electrification, intelligence, connectivity and sharing has sparked a catalyst of movement in the automotive manufacturing sector,” said Li Zhang, General Manager of China National Machinery Industry International Co Ltd. “From this direction, China’s supply chain, in particular, has seen a rise of high-quality local manufacturers with breakthrough core vehicle technologies. This is helping to raise China’s status on the global stage. Therefore, we believe the show in February will paint a broad picture of the whole industry and shine a light on China’s key market movers.”
Notable domestic exhibitors across the show floor include:
- Chuhang Technology’s use of special materials in 77GHz mm-wave radars to improve the reliability of ADAS in complex environments.
- Suzhou Rui Drive’s unique sealing formula tackles overheating issues in hydrogen fuel cell energy by preventing polluted oil from circulating back into the system.
- Baolong’s intelligent air suspension resolves assembly and raw material challenges through a one-of-a-kind business model.
Production for next-generation vehicles
The forum area, product showcase, networking lounge and start-up arena at the Innovation4Mobility Mainstage create an all-inclusive backdrop for promoting advanced hardware and software across the supply chain.
A host of companies at the Israel pavilion will bring their enabling technologies for autonomous vehicles to the show. Joining the area remotely, Alon Podhurst, Chief Executive Officer, DriveU.auto, said: “I believe we are witnessing an accelerated rate of regulation. So, the fact that you can now step into a level five autonomous vehicle in Shenzhen and Shanghai, in addition to a few other global hotspots, is why we are keen to position our platform in the Chinese market.” The company specialises in software for high-speed and low-latency autonomous vehicle teleoperations.
In addition, exhibitors like Gold Shock Absorber will demonstrate electronically controlled air suspension, while Jrone will present its cutting-edge Turbocharger system. Other products at the Mainstage involve cabin sensing and driver monitoring, radars, sensors, LiDAR, powertrain solutions, and testing models for large-scale autonomous vehicle operations.
Video screenings will also offer even more communication channels for product introductions. Through this, CRRC will reveal its state-of-the-art power motor control, and VIE is set to highlight its electro-mechanical brake (EMB), both showing developments in the electrification of powertrains.
Elsewhere, with support from the Shenzhen New Energy Vehicle Industry Association, the New Era of Commercial Vehicles area will present scenario-based displays to pinpoint commercial applications of autonomous driving. The greater attention to the field comes as many players turn to explore the opportunities from cross-country logistics and transportation. AzureWave Technologies will present ultra-small wireless IoT modules for trucking, while Youkong will exhibit its autonomous driving control unit (ADCU) for the mining industry.
Aftermarket embraces new technological developments
As the aftermarket evolves according to the industry’s overall direction, players in the downstream supply chain are working towards future-proofing their business operations now to stay afloat in the long run. This includes upgrading their tools, equipment and services to repair and maintain new energy and intelligent connected vehicles.
For instance, AutoX3 will showcase its end-to-end solution for repair workshops. Powered by big data and AI, the integrated interface aims to build better end-user experiences and retention rates, helping to boost long-term revenue.
Other key aftermarket players at the show include Baturu, Carzone, Eurorepar, Fast Accurate Car, Mancando, and Yishan, to name a few.
The Innovation4Mobility Mainstage and New Era of Commercial Vehicles areas form part of the Innovation4Mobility Showcase. Other spotlights include the Green Repair and Motorsport & High Performance areas.
For more information about Shenzhen, please visit www.automechanika-shanghai.com/arrival-stay
Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition is organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China National Machinery Industry International Co Ltd (Sinomachint).
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