A record 4,820 exhibitors from 76 countries took part in Automechanika 2016, which drew approximately 136,000 visitors from 170 countries. Attendance fell just short of the 137,982 who gathered for the 2014 event.

The central theme for the show was “Tomorrow’s Service and Mobility,” while connected cars took center stage at the event. In this regard, Messe Frankfurt has launched a new presentation: “Connected Mobility,” an international road show that began on September 15 and which will soon be making stops in Shanghai and in Austin, TX. One of the keynote speakers was Jeep hacker Chris Valasek, who is now the security lead at the Uber Advanced Technology Center. In his presentation, he addressed the tremendous importance of software security in connected cars.