One major trend is already emerging: the construction machinery industry is increasingly opting for alternative drives. In the future there will no longer be one single typical drive system but instead an increasingly wide range of competing drive systems on the market. Electromobility and driverless vehicles in particular are seen as key future drivers. The world’s leading manufacturers will be showcasing their developments and discussing the opportunities and challenges presented by new technology at bauma 2019, taking place from April 8-14 at Messe München.
“We have identified that electromobility and driverless vehicles are two areas that are increasingly gaining traction with manufacturers and service providers in the construction machinery industry. As such, we intend to provide these hot topics with a platform at bauma 2019. The important thing to note is that we won’t only be showcasing the diverse range of possible applications of leading exhibitors’ products but will also be providing a platform for discussing the aims, potential and sustainability of new technology,” says Mareile Kästner, bauma 2019 Project Director.
Alternative drives are the future
Producing cleaner, quieter and more efficient machinery is the future aim of electrification, according to many manufacturers of construction machinery. In fact, more and more companies are already upgrading smaller machines in the lower power range with electric drives. There is also growing interest in hybrid vehicles. As such, systems, which can handle light work but then engage a combustion engine where maximum power is required, are already under development.