IAA Mobility in Munich, the first time this venerable auto show has transformed into platform for the mobility of the future, brought together a wide array of transport modes—from cars and bicycles to digital solutions and urban air mobility; from lowered-CO2 ICE to zero carbon EVs; from components to complete mobility systems. 400,000 participants and 3,500 journalists from 95 countries; 744 exhibitors and 936 speakers from 32 countries took part at the event, presenting and discussing innovations and visions for a climate-neutral mobility of the future. The city of Munich was a wonderful host for the show, combining business in the main trade show place with expanded public access in various city locations.
Sustainability was present at every booth—not only new kinds of vehicles but also new kinds of materials as the building bricks of tomorrow’s mobility, and that’s the focus of this week’s in-depth. Most of this edition of your DVN-I Newsletter is focused on the IAA, including a Design Lounge feature on the new Renault Mégane EV. And our mobility philosopher Industrious is back from summer holiday, sharing his unique perspective on the interiors at the show. The 23rd DVN Workshop took place this past Tuesday-Wednesday near Detroit. It was great event, and we’ll report on it next week. As always, we’re glad you’re here as part of the DVN-I community!