Hannover Messe 2019 -
World Premiere in Smart Lightweight Construction
The new ILO1 is making its world debut at HANNOVER MESSE. The first four ILO1s are already in service worldwide, fully approved for use on public roads, while the latest version of the lightweight concept car, the fifth in the series, will be on display to the general public for the first time from 1 to 5 April. The smart electric-powered vehicle from the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg could not have been developed without lightweight construction techniques.
The new ILO1 is making its world debut at HANNOVER MESSE. The first four ILO1s are already in service worldwide, fully approved for use on public roads, while the latest version of the lightweight concept car, the fifth in the series, will be on display to the general public for the first time from 1 to 5 April. The smart electric-powered vehicle from the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg could not have been developed without lightweight construction techniques, making it a prime example of lightweight construction as a key enabling technology. The ILO1 from Emm! Solutions in Weil der Stadt is the star exhibit at the lightweight construction pavilion in Hall 5 featuring solutions from 14 companies based in Baden-Wurttemberg.
Hannover. Without lightweight construction, the ILO1 would not have happened: that's the story of this car's development in a nutshell. In order to qualify for L7e vehicle classification for lightweight electric cars, the ILO1 had to weigh no more than 450 kilos without its batteries. That's why the ILO1 was a real test case for lightweight technologies. "Lightweight construction is one of the focus topics at HANNOVER MESSE 2019," says Olaf Daebler, Global Director of Industrial Supply on the management team for HANNOVER MESSE. "We are delighted to have an exhibit in Hall 5, in the shape of the ILO1, which demonstrates the potential of lightweight construction in an impressive way."
The challenges facing mobility in the future require transport systems that are constantly being developed and improved. The ILO1 from Emm! Solutions has been designed to meet the fast-evolving requirement for new, and more especially autonomous, transportation solutions. There are currently four ILO1s in service on the roads. Number five is ready to go. This vehicle incorporates a number of improvements over its predecessor models, as well as state-of-the-art technology as advanced as anything offered by the span-name car manufacturers.
"On the test track the ILO1 is now able to accept driving instructions, complete assigned routes autonomously, recognize objects via a combination of on-board systems and external data input, respond to traffic signs and traffic lights, pick up a passenger at a designated stop and drop him or her off again at a specific point," says Armin Müller, founder and managing director of Emm! Solutions. He goes on to list the chief benefits of the ILO1: it is coordinated, shared, highly automated, lightweight, compact, and produces zero emissions, making it ideally suited for urban transportation needs in the future. The ILO1 is equipped with all the on-board systems needed for automated driving, including geo-positioning, radar, camera and lidar systems, as well as a data link that enables it to communicate with the surrounding infrastructure. "We believe that ILO1 No. 5 will do a great deal to stimulate the development of new, social and eco-friendly transport systems," says Müller.
And lightweight construction plays a key role here. The outer skin of the ILO1, for example, is made from a very thin CRP laminate, and many parts were made from metal or plastic using 3D printing technology.
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.com, EBERHARD PRINT & medien agentur gmbh
Source: Deutsche Messe AG