VTM Italy: B&R Automotive will take part in B2B meetings

The VTM – Vehicle & Transportation Technology Meeting, the international summit for manufacturers, suppliers and operators in the automotive and transport sector, will take place in Turin on 27th and 28th November 2018: a program full of conferences, workshops and B2B meetings, to create networking and explore the new challenges and opportunities that arise in the future of mobility and automotive technologies. These are changes that will involve skills at all levels in the mechanical, energy, information technology, urban areas …


The major players in the sector will be present in two days of intense meetings: FCA, IVECO, Ducati, McLaren Automotive, Toyota, COMAU, Magneti Marelli, General Motors, Brembo, CAR2GO, German Federal Association for emobility, SKF, Ital Design, Enel.


Piedmont and automotive

What better place to host an event like VTM, if not Turin?

The Turin-Piedmont binomial represents a real laboratory for the sector, thanks to the presence of international stakeholders, a complete and competitive supply-chain, research and development centers and high-education organizations such as the Politecnico. The collaboration between all the elements is the factor that can guarantee the development and regeneration, not only of innovative products, but also of productive processes and transport efficiency models.


Italy is the second state for production in the automotive sector, with a particular concentration in the Piedmont Region, which has levels of excellence, both in production and in the service sector, introducing itself as a credible partner for new business ventures. More than a thousand companies are involved, with more than 110,000 people employed.


Also in Piedmont [data 2017 Anfia, CCIAA Torino, Ca ‘Foscari University]:

  • 36% of Italian automotive component manufacturers
  • 55% of Italian automotive engineering companies
  • 82% of companies export their products
  • 68% of companies invest in R&D


Also thanks to this context, Turin is the only city in Italy able to start the test of autonomously driven vehicles, not only on areas banned from traffic, but also on public land.


VTM: Topics

Companies have invested heavily in research and development in the fields of connectivity, autonomous driving, shared mobility, the so-called Internet of Things and Big Data.

During the conferences, the key points of the ongoing transformations will be analyzed:

  • Vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving
  • Advanced Driving Assistance and Sensor Fusion systems
  • eMobility, electric and hybrids vehicles
  • Smart Infrastructures and new models for mobility
  • Simulation and verification of autonomous driving
  • Cloud services, big data and cybersecurity



B&R Automotive, as a supplier in the automotive sector, will attend the B2B meetings, that will be held with the turning table formula: buyers looking for suppliers will meet companies able to offer innovative products, services and ideas, finding new contacts and thus helping to strengthen that network of which the need is increasingly felt, to face the enormous and exciting changes that await us.