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Smarter off-highway vehicles of the future

The off-highway industry has witnessed significant advancements in technology, paving the way for smarter and more efficient vehicles. From autonomous machines to electrification and AI integration, the future of off-highway vehicles holds immense potential and promises to revolutionize industrial mobility.

These innovations aim to enhance productivity, safety and sustainability while reducing the industry's environmental impact. As the off-highway industry continues to evolve, collaboration between manufacturers, governments and other stakeholders is crucial to drive innovation and shape a smarter and more efficient future.

The iVT Off-Highway Vehicle Technology Expo Conference in Chicago continues to take strides toward becoming the go-to destination for everyone invested in the future of industrial vehicles. With 75+ speakers representing OEMs, policymakers, solution providers and academic institutions, covering construction, agriculture, material handling, mining, and other off-highway vehicles, this is a conference that cannot be missed!

What to expect at the iVT Off-Highway Vehicle Technology Expo Conference 2024

In these sessions, we will explore the key trends and innovations shaping the off-highway industry, as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

One of the major trends shaping the future of off-highway vehicles is the widespread adoption of electric and hybrid technologies. The push for sustainability and the need to reduce carbon emissions have driven companies to develop cleaner and more efficient power sources for off-highway vehicles. This track will cover:

The FAB proposition (features, advantages and benefits)

Discussions, product and project case studies and presentations covering:

Advantages of electrification

  • Environmental benefits
  • Cost benefits
  • Efficiency and control
  • Functionality and interface with digital advancements

Overcoming challenges

  • Limited infrastructure
  • Range and battery technology
  • Higher initial cost

Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming the off-highway industry, enabling vehicles to operate autonomously and make intelligent decisions to optimize performance and safety.

Discussions, product and project case studies and presentations covering:

Benefits of automation and AI in off-highway vehicles

  • Improved safety
  • Increased efficiency
  • Enhanced productivity

Overcoming challenges

  • Technical complexity
  • Regulatory frameworks
  • Workforce transition

As the off-highway industry continues to evolve, several key trends and developments are expected to shape the future of off-highway vehicles. This dedicated room will cover everything that will disrupt the industrial and off-highway vehicles industry and give you the competitive edge to begin your journey now.

  • Advanced connectivity and telematics
  • Intelligent machine control
  • Enhanced safety features
  • Integration of robotics and automation
  • Sustainable power solutions


Plus, NFPA will plan and deliver a two-day conference, running in parallel with iVT Expo, that will offer attendees and exhibitors information on the latest advances in hydraulic technology.

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