IAA Mobility 2021 round-up

Technology Trends

Welcome back from the summer break!

We’re back with a bang with a round-up of the technology highlights from IAA Mobility 2021 (September 7-12) in Munich, Germany.

Despite a backdrop of climate activist protests outside the show, there was a heavy focus on environmentally friendly automotive developments. This includes numerous concept vehicles and components showcasing sustainable and recyclable materials as well as electrification. 

The move towards autonomy was also prevalent with Tier-1 suppliers exhibiting solutions for OEMs, such as Bosch’s complete integrated axle and Schaeffler’s Space Drive 3 steer-by-wire system.

From Angela Merkel’s guest appearance to a seemingly IKEA-like flat pack car from BMW, our experts on the ground will fill you in on the key developments and their industry impact in this week’s episode of Autology.


  • Elisha Thakorlal, OEM strategy expert at IHS Markit
  • Prateek Biswas, chassis and lightweighting expert at IHS Markit 
  • Patricio Barbale, vehicle dynamics and materials expert at IHS Markit
  • Claudio Vittori, e-mobility expert at IHS Markit

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