FRANKFURT, Germany, September 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Statement delivered by Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the IAA's opening press conference at 13.00 h on Monday, September 14, 2015, in the CMF, Frankfurt am Main:
"Mobility connects" is the slogan of the 66th IAA Cars. And it is tailor-made for this, the world's most important automotive trade fair, because here in Frankfurt the megatrend of connected and automated driving becomes visible to everyone - something that is tangible, something to be experienced! And here at the IAA we have better international connections than virtually anywhere else ("Mobility connects").
The intelligent, connected car communicates with its surroundings and with other road users. It can park itself, warns its driver of traffic obstacles in good time, and prevents accidents. To put it simply, in the coming years driving a car will become even safer and more comfortable. In addition, connectivity makes an important contribution to protecting the environment and the climate, because in the future unnecessary congestion can be avoided, CO2 emissions will continue to decrease, and there will be far less annoying traffic looking for a parking spot in towns and cities.
The IAA shows that cars and smartphones are merging into a single unit and the connected car is becoming a mobile communication platform.
VDA - Press Department
SOURCE German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)