Munich Electronica - A Look at the Future

Alibaba.com Insights
November 22, 2018
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On November 13th, the biennial Munich Electronics Fair was held. Electronic elites from all over the world gathered together to attend the grand event to discuss the development of the global electronics industry in the past two years and to look forward to the future of the electronic market.

 

There are not only foreign exhibitors participating in this exhibition, but also a large number of Chinese manufacturers. Many exhibitors from around the world launched their latest products at the exhibition, and networked with customers, signed agreements, and positioned themselves as global electronics companies.

 

In addition to exhibiting a wide range of electronic products, this year's Munich Electronica also featured all the key aspects of the electronic industry chain in popular fields such as the Internet of Things, 5G, driverless technologies, and Industry 4.0. Many manufacturers exhibited cutting-edge prototypes.


  • Make everything more connected

 

The emergence and rise of IoT technology will reconstruct the relationship between people and things and things and things. The Internet of Things, as a medium technology for connecting people and everything, will develop the "human extension" to the extreme and will also be the whole society. The information dissemination process has a profound impact.

 

The Internet of Things is vast and covers a wide range of products. From smart bracelets, smart watches, VR, AR, ME to shared bicycles to driverless, the Internet of Things is fully covering life.

 

Smart cities have become a new hot term, and technology is emerging in order to better facilitate people's lives. Smart cities are inseparable from Internet of Things technologies, including security monitoring, environmental protection, parking, etc. Smart cities will greatly improve the quality of life, but the large-scale implementation is still some time off.


 


  • Unmanned technology, redefining vehicles

 

Driverless cars are expected to be widely adopted in the next 20 years. Major technology companies and automakers are increasing their investment in unmanned driving, and capital has also rushed to the growing market.

 

Unmanned vehicles rely on artificial intelligence, visual computing, radar, surveillance devices and global positioning systems to work together to achieve unmanned driving through computers, allowing automatic and safe operation of motor vehicles without any human active operation.

 

Driverless cars often rely on cameras and other sensors, such as radar and lidar, which each have their own advantages and limitations.

 

The data collected by these sensors is mixed together by a technique called “sensor fusion” to provide as much accurate information as possible about the physical environment around the car body. (Sensor fusion integrates data from all sensors to form a unified view of the car's surroundings.)

 

With the continuous introduction of favorable national policies, the unmanned driving industry has developed rapidly, and a large amount of capital has entered the industry. Unmanned driving has become a hot trend in global automotive technology research and development. Many cities and enterprises in China have successively carried out road tests for self-driving vehicles. The human driving market is in a period of rapid development. According to the data, the size of the global driverless car reached about 4 billion US dollars in 2016, and the market development space is still very large. By 2021, the global driverless car market is expected to reach $7.03 billion; by 2035, global driverless car sales are expected to reach 21 million. The domestic driverless car market is still in its infancy, and has been deployed in many applicable fields in the future blueprint for construction. China is expected to become the largest driverless market.

 

An autonomous bus displayed at the Infineon booth, it is understood that Infineon's driverless dedicated lidar signal transmission frequency of up to 77 GHz, and its dedicated charging pile contains its own research and development of silicon carbide power semiconductor devices, providing More than 10% conversion efficiency over conventional devices, and device size is significantly reduced

 

 

  • Industry 4.0

 

Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution or revolutionary production method dominated by smart manufacturing. The strategy aims to transform manufacturing into an intelligent one by leveraging the combination of ICT and cyberspace virtual systems, the information physics system.

 

On the basis of the information physics system and the Internet of Things, the management of manufacturing is no longer directed to a single machine and equipment, but to the perspective of clusters and networks. The smart factory in the era of Industry 4.0 is adaptable, efficient, versatile, reliable, safe and easy to use. Colleagues, factories under Industry 4.0 can gather customers and business partners to create more business value.

 

In the context of Industry 4.0, the use of machines will be more intelligent, and the interaction of different data and information can help to use known observed data to understand unknown knowledge. Through intelligent analysis, new associations can also be found in the data. Classification and patterns to generate additional value, the industry 4.0 era, a variety of intelligent services, such as intelligent monitoring, remote diagnosis, cloud services, big data analysis, application status push reports, etc. will make production more flexible, customer experience more Comprehensive, Industry 4.0 can also improve the availability and reliability and adaptability of the machine, and the optimization of the production process and product quality can be effectively improved. The product development cycle is also effectively shortened with information interaction, and the market competitiveness and development sustainability of manufacturing are improved in the environment of Industry 4.0.

 

  • 4G changes life, 5G changes everything

 

With the continuous development of communication technology, many influential information technology changes have emerged. From the 2G era to the 5G era, we are always able to discover the changes around us. Nowadays, mobile phones have become an indispensable entertainment communication tool for the younger generation. Electronic payment has become the mainstream. The 5G era will completely change everything on this planet. In addition to the fast, millisecond-level delay, 5G also has the role of serial smart home, so that true smart devices are fully integrated. We are gradually exposed to an intelligent lifestyle. In the future 5G era, ultra-high bandwidth, massive connectivity, and ultra-low latency 5G will bring the smart world to the forefront.

 

By the time the 5G mobile phone became popular in 2019, consumers may not feel the difference between 5G and 4G due to the lag in the corresponding industry chain. Now the price of mobile traffic has not reached the point where users can freely go to the movie, but There is no doubt that the growth of a new thing requires a process, and in the next few years, 5G and 5G mobile phones will definitely shine.

 

Conclusion

 

The exhibits at the Munich show indicate the direction of the future technology. The mobile Internet realizes the real Internet of Everything and welcomes the arrival of a new era in constant innovation. From the current point of view, Chinese companies still have a certain gap with international big companies. It is still difficult to surpass them. At the Munich Electronics Show, we can see that Chinese companies are increasingly inclined to go out, but it is not enough to just go out. We must also work hard to develop our own technology and cultivate internal strength so that we can grow bigger. First grow bigger, then become stronger, look at the gap from the top down, find a breakthrough from the bottom up, even if it is an alternative, it is also an improvement.


Experience Electronica 2018 with Alibaba.com

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