Trends & Vision Category

It has been the year of the car at CES last week as more and more automakers and traditional tech companies mix up mobility and  connectivity and autonomous and semi-autonomous cars behind every corner. In return the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit is flooded with electronics in form of 3D printed cars and electrical vehicles. There is another connection between the two events: a moustache which belongs to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, the Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. 3D printed cars showcased in Detroit 3DRead More
The year 2014 is almost over and we saw some crazy and exciting things happen in the past 12 months. The major trend this year has been the Internet of Things (IoT) which also led the Gartner Hype Cycle chart. Here is a short look-back on the highlights of each vertical segment and more. Identification What an incredible year for identification applications. NFC dual interface products becoming a widely used technology has definitely been a big trend this year.  Enabling the user to easily tap and pair devices to Bluetooth and otherRead More
Frankfurt 1963 – Mercedes presents the Mercedes 600 at the IAA. A new V8 motor featuring single overhead camshafts (SOHC) and Bosch mechanical fuel injection, a complex 150-bar (2,176 psi) hydraulic pressure system powering the automobile’s windows, seats, sun-roof, boot lid, and automatically closing doors are just some highlights of the automobile that starred in several James Bond and other film productions. The good old times! Until just two decades ago car trends were driven by superlatives – more power, more speed, bigger size! Playing car quartett was easy: 500 hp! I win! ButRead More