The Seoul Mobility Show 2023, held at KINTEX Exhibition Center 1 in Goyang, South Korea, from March 31-April 9, was deemed a success, largely in part to an attendance surge, as well as a marked increase in the number of exhibitors compared to 2021 numbers.
Approximately 510,000 visitors were at the 10-day event, representing a 104% increase compared with 2021, according to the Organizing Committee for Seoul Mobility Show.
In addition, 163 companies and institutions from 12 countries around the world participated in three categories: hardware, software, and service. This represented an increase of more than 60 percent, compared with 2021.
“The Korean mobility industry still needs support, and so does the Seoul Mobility Show,” said Kang, NamHoon, chairman of the Seoul Mobility Show Organizing Committee and president of the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA). “As the convergence of the mobility industry is strengthened, related exhibitions are also expected to grow together. The next showcase will promote qualitative growth to become a convergent exhibition that will present the diversity of future mobility based on expansion in exhibiting technologies, items, and fields as well as in the number of participants.”
Exhibitors included Kia, Renault Korea Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, BMW, Genesis, Chabot Motors (INEOS), KG Mobility, Tesla, Porsche, and Hyundai Motor, displaying 90 products including eight World Premieres, four Asian Premieres, nine Korea Premieres, and 10 concept cars.
Nine companies participated in the New Mobility portion of the show to present their technologies in the areas of robotics, UAM, and PAV. Among the nine business entities were GHOSTROBOTICSTECHNOLOGY, SK Telecom, and Vspace. The Organizing Committee prepared a unique exhibition hall for air mobility for the first time in collaboration with the Institute for Aerospace Industry-Academia Collaboration.
Awarding technological innovation in the mobility industry
The Seoul Mobility Awards expanded the field of participation to three categories: mobility-related hardware, software, and technology. This year, SOS Lab’s “Fixed 3D LiDAR” won the Grand Prize, while the First Place Prize in the Hardware category was for “a2z Robo Shuttle” by Autonomous A2G. The First Place Prize in the Mobility Software category was “ROOUTY” from WeMet Mobility. Bestella Lab’s “Zero Cruising-Smart City and V2I Navigation System for Self-Driving Vehicles” was selected as the Grand Prize Winner in the Tech category.
During the exhibition, the Organizing Committee prepared various conferences and forums to share trends in the mobility industry centering on technology and to present future blueprints, including “Display-Mobility Day” and “Future Aviation Mobility Conference,” “Mobility Innovation, CES 2023,” “ITS Business and Policy,” and “Future Vision Seminar.”