“The Future of Mobility”. Nowhere is this guiding principle of InnoTrans better reflected than at the Future Mobility Park. It is the central platform for innovative, visionary mass mobility at InnoTrans.
The Future Mobility Park offers trade visitors the opportunity to engage with tomorrow’s mobility concepts. The relevant visionaries and developers are on hand to personally present their ideas to the industry’s experts.
Please find the application form for the Future Mobility Park here .
Future Mobility Park exhibitors in 2016:
The Hyperloop™ Transportation System is an entirely new mode of transportation that eliminates all travel complications and objections due to cost, travel time and weather conditions. Traveling as fast as the speed of sound, the Hyperloop™ will be faster than today's conventional methods of transportation.
Completely self sufficient, solar panels placed along the track produce excess amounts of the energy that is actually required to run the system. The climate controlled capsule travels inside of a reinforced 'tube' pathway, rendering the Hyperloop™ Transportation System weather independent and earthquake safe thanks to the use of pylons.
SkyWay is an elevated over ground high-speed, urban and cargo transport system in which traffic is arranged on a track structure made of specially designed pre-stressed rails that are stretched between anchor supports. The rolling stock speed can compete with that of the airplane and its traffic is controlled automatically.
SkyWay technological advances the aim to solve ever-increasing transport problems such as traffic jams and consequently increased travel time, eliminate heavy mortality as a result of traffic accidents and avoid deterioration of the ecological situation.
NEXT Future Transportation is a road transportation system based on electric modular vehicles. The modules are able to physically couple and decouple each other creating a bus-like walkable open space that allows people and goods to move from one module to another, guaranteeing vehicle and trip customization for example with on demand service modules.
This unique feature guarantees a huge traffic, price, and efficiency optimization both in a human driving scenario and in a self-driving one.
Future Mobility Park exhibitors in 2014:
“Wirtschaftswoche” magazine commissioned three international design teams to develop new logistics concepts; attractive interiors and contemporary facilities for the railway of the future.
Munich agency GERHARDT KELLERMANN OFFICE FOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGN developed Add-Ons, an economic concept to upgrade and modernize existing trains. In order to become profitable for their owners, trains such as the ICE Velaro must be operated for long periods of time. New developments and investment in future train models are thus rare. Taking the Velaro as its example, the concept presents specific options and/or add-ons. They allow passengers to experience a modern, attractive train journey without the company having to invest large amounts of money or time.
Although Deutsche Bahn now offers numerous services, such as a smartphone app; updated card machines; the Bahncard discount card; the Bahn Magazin and online tickets, no changes have as yet been made to the “hardware”, the train carriages and compartments. The investment required to do so is simply too great.
The Add-On Concept consists of individual elements, which can be retrofitted to existing trains or their interiors. They offer specific solutions without having to undertake major new development work. The add-ons are able to react quickly and simply to the rapid developments in passenger transport and the resulting problems and demands.
Examples for three visions are proposed at the InnoTrans FUTURE MOBILITY PARK:
1. Resting and sleeping
2. Work and entertainment
3. Rail travel as an experience
Mac Stopa, chief architect and designer at Massive Design, is currently developing new design concepts for the next generation of Intercity Express trains.
Mac Stopa believes that in future new composite materials which are similar to those now under development for the aviation industry will be used in carriage construction. Passengers travelling on high-speed trains will increasingly feel as they were flying on planes.
For the ICE of the future Stopa has designed round windows which are integrated into a composite material structure. This structure frames the windows, forming the train’s light but extremely robust body. Mac Stopa also presents service carriages with toilets, storage areas, vending machines and space for technical facilities. Further development of the ICE is a complex, interdisciplinary task.
Mac Stopa’s new ICE concept uses ASSET technology, which was recently launched onto the market by New Era Materials and Dresden-based company Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH. The construction elements used for train’s exterior skin and interior were manufactured using ASSET light-weight composite material technology, resulting in a significant reduction in weight and making it possible to comply with the most rigorous energy efficiency and environment protection standards.
Horizon is a concept transport system for the future, whose aim is to avoid delays by transporting passengers dynamically on the ground and in the air.
Passengers would enter Horizon at their local SkyStation, the airport hub of the future. Once inside, they would board a SkyLink pod, which would transport them through the city, collecting further passengers at other SkyStations. Following this the pod would travel to outlying districts of the city, where it would connect with the SkyShip, an all-electric, autonomous airship. The SkyShip would float down to the ground to pick up all the pods and fuel without having to land.
Horizon was developed by four product design engineers while students at Glasgow School of Art. All four have subsequently graduated and set up the Studio Globe design studio in Glasgow.
Ewan Alston (Studio Globe),
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