LOPEC will be taking place in Munich, Germany from March 28–30, 2017, providing information on the latest products, technologies, and trends in printed electronics. This year, the automotive industry will be one of the focal points of the international exhibition and conference. Whether in the form of curved displays in the dashboard or OLEDs in vehicle lighting, printed electronic components are opening up a wealth of new design options and are increasing driving comfort levels.
In the self-driving car of the future, the interior is set to become a personal place of retreat, with design and function to undergo a full transformation. After all, if drivers no longer have to concentrate on the road so much, they will be looking for entertainment, relaxation, or even opportunities to turn their cars into mobile offices. LOPEC 2017 will be showcasing previously unimaginable opportunities that printed electronics has to offer when it comes to redesigning car interiors. “Printed electronic components will play a key role in the future of automotive manufacturing because they are lightweight and flexible. Plus, printing methods are ideal for mass production,” explains Dr. Klaus Hecker, Managing Director of the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), who is working together with Messe München to organize LOPEC.