The doors opened this morning on Automotive Testing Expo Europe, with this year’s event expected to be the biggest and best yet. The 2015 show has drawn more than 320 exhibitors to Messe Stuttgart, Germany, who were rewarded with an extremely busy first day.
“We have to be here, this is where our clients are,” said Tom Elworthy, managing director of the Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground in New Zealand, which has expanded this year to be able to host 16 customers simultaneously and is expecting its busiest ever year. “Even with long-term customers, new people can take up key positions and being here gives us a good opportunity to get to know them.”
“It’s been a fantastic start to this year’s Automotive Testing Expo Europe,” commented show founder, Tony Robinson. “We’re delighted to see so many engineers here discussing the potential offered by this glittering and world-leading array of new and developing testing and vehicle development technologies.
“We now run these shows all over the world, but the Stuttgart event remains the biggest. Europe is the R&D centerpoint for many global car companies and this year the show is supported by our first Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium. Developing autonomous vehicles will take automotive testing to the next dimension and the companies exhibiting in Stuttgart are the companies who have and can develop new test processes to meet what is a huge revolution and challenge for the car industry.”
Automotive Testing Expo Europe continues until Thursday 18th June. More than 12,000 visitors are expected to attend Automotive Testing Expo Europe and the other Stuttgart Automotive Industry shows over all three days.