May 11, 2021

InnoTrans Podcast with Voith Turbo: Digitally automated couplings for more sustainability and competitiveness

The latest episode of the InnoTrans Mobility Podcast by the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology will be airing on 11 May, with Cornelius Weitzmann, CEO Mobility of Voith Turbo as its guest. The topic of this fourth episode is the importance of digitalisation and automation in making rail transport competitive.

“Rail is the most efficient and sustainable way to realise medium and long-distance transport in the future. Our digitalised, automatic CargoFlex freight couplings lay the groundwork for making rail freight even more competitive and for strengthening its market position“, said Cornelius Weitzmann, who from 1 June will be the CEO of Voith Turbo and a member of the management of Voith Group.

This competitiveness is relevant for achieving national and international climate targets, and rail freight plays an important part in Europe’s transport systems of the future. Shifting freight transport onto rail is an effective and quick way to combat the continuing rise of carbon emissions. The latest episode of the InnoTrans Podcast talks about an important milestone in the sector’s fundamental transition to automated and digitalised systems.

You can find all the episodes of the InnoTrans Podcast here. Additional information on these episodes is available on our social media channels (linkedIn) and our InnoTrans blog.

The next episode of the InnoTrans Podcast will be aired on 8 June, when Regina Barringer, general manager of Cummins, a company from the US and an exhibitor at InnoTrans, will be the guest.

About InnoTrans

InnoTrans is the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology and takes place every two years in Berlin. At the last event 3,062 exhibitors from 61 countries presented the global rail industry’s innovations to 153,421 trade visitors who came from 149 countries. The five segments at InnoTrans are Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. InnoTrans is organised by Messe Berlin. The thirteenth edition of InnoTrans will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from 20 to 23 September 2022. More details are available online at