[2014-10-22] The annual Mobiltron seminar held in Mannheim (Germany) provided several presentations by users and partners of Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW). The two-day event focused on electronics for mobile machines including off-highway vehicles. One of the topics was electro-mobility and another one functional safety.
Mobile machines are increasingly equipped with electronic control systems. Therefore, conferences dealing with this topic are popping up like mushrooms: In September the VDI association of German engineers organized the second conference about mobile working machines in conjunction with two other events. In October the 6th Polish CAN conference focused on military applications, for example combat vehicles.
For the next year, CiA has scheduled the 2nd international Mobile Machine Control (MMC) conference. The call for papers has already started (deadline: January 15). And there are more events to come that address engineers developing electronic control equipment for “machines on wheels”.