Siemens to showcase mobility solutions at Berlin expo

Siemens to showcase mobility solutions at Berlin expo :Siemens will be exhibit digital innovations that will make the mobility industry more competitive and create more attractive mobility solutions at the upcoming Innotrans 2016, an industry trade fair, in Berlin, Germany.

The exhibition, under the motto “Rethinking mobility” will run from September 20 to 23.

Reliability and maximum availability are indispensible for the cost-efficient operation of rail vehicles and the infrastructure they use. High rates of availability are possible only when service and maintenance activities are systematically planned and carried out.

Digitalization plays a key role here. Using special connectivity solutions, Siemens technicians have regular access to vehicle data via redundant and highly secure wireless links. This data is then analyzed in a central diagnostics system to calculate fault predictions and provide technicians in Siemens and rail operator depots recommendations for acute or scheduled maintenance.

Long before there are actual signs of a fault, its source can be identified. Siemens is the first company in the rail industry to operate a special data analysis center for this purpose, located in Munich, Germany.

Automated operations

Drawing on Siemens’ years of experience in urban transportation, it will also be possible to transfer automation functions to regional and long-distance rail transport. For this purpose, proven systems used in metros for the automatic acceleration and braking of vehicles (Automatic Train Operation, or ATO) will be coupled with the European Train Control System (ETCS).

Such an “ATO over ETCS” system is currently being installed for London’s Thameslink project. Such partly automated driver operation will be the basis for further developments. The goal is to also have fully automated operations in long-distance rail transport by 2030.

Greater passenger comfort

Connectivity is the key to providing greater passenger safety and comfort. Siemens offers state-of-the-art communication solutions that enable the use of Internet and entertainment offerings, integrate video surveillance and travel information, and coordinate intermodal transport services. Thanks to comprehensive information and the extensive support of passengers, travel will be substantially simpler, safer and more comfortable.

In addition to the highlights mentioned above, Siemens will be showing six vehicles outside the exhibition hall.

The new broad-gauge Vectron locomotive, adapted to demanding conditions, will begin service in Finland in 2017.

The ÖBB cityjet demonstrates the flexibility of the vehicle’s platform: It can be used both as a light-rail variant for urban service or as a regional train.

The first Velaro high-speed train for Turkey has been in service for over a year and has already covered more than 600,000 kilometres. Six additional trains will be produced at the Siemens factory in Krefeld, Germany.

For the world’s biggest urban rail project currently under way – the metro system for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Siemens is delivering 74 driverless metro trains.

In Doha, in the Emirate of Qatar, Siemens is building a turnkey tram system that includes Avenio low-floor trams. The trams will operate completely without overhead power lines.

Beginning in 2017, the Desiro City designed for South West Trains will substantially increase passenger capacities over older trains when handling London’s regional transport.


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