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The latest news, stories and trends about InnoTrans 2020.

The power electronics in the Impuls 36Weh are from Medcom.
Photo: Medcom Sp. z o.o

Power electronics from Medcom for the Impuls

April 2020 - The new Impuls 36Weh from the Polish vehicle manufacturer Newag SA is a threecar articulated trainset that can be driven both electrically – with pantograph under catenary – and with diesel. Poland’s first hybrid train has been equipped with traction inverters, auxiliary converters, battery chargers, a train control and monitoring system (TCMS) and low-voltage distributors from Medcom Sp. z o.o. in Warsaw, Poland.

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LED lighting solutions for the Swiss Ceneri Base Tunnel
Photo: BöSha Technische Produkte GmbH & Co. KG

LED lighting solutions for the Swiss Ceneri Base Tunnel

April 2020 - Competence in emergency and safety luminaires with high demands on durability and quality was sought for the development of special lighting systems for the Ceneri Base Tunnel in the canton of Ticino. At BöSha Technische Produkte GmbH & Co. KG these criteria were fulfilled.

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Representation of the geology integrated in the BIM model
Graphic representation: Amberg Group AG

From planning to maintenance: infrastructure from one source

March 2020 - Too many cooks spoil the broth, this time-honoured saying also applies to the operation of railway infrastructures. Too many enterprises and partners often make processes and work confusing and, on balance, expensive. Amberg Technologies AG remedies this situation and offers a customised total package with its solutions, products and services: from planning to maintenance.

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Eurailpress Career Boost - A dream job in 90 seconds at InnoTrans

March 2020 - At the beginning of November 2019, the German Federal Government increased the funds for local public transport by rail by a total of 5.2 billion euros by 2031. These funds are needed to expand digitisation in the course of the change in mobility. In order to successfully achieve this change, the industry is dependent on thousands of well-trained specialists.

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Foto: Teleste Corporation

Information displays: A single product for all applications

March 2020 - Displays for customer information and entertainment are indispensable for transport providers, not only to display current operational events, but also as advertising and entertainment platforms.The Finnish Teleste Corporation offers a broad portfolio of product and service solutions for this purpose, including RGB LED information displays.

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Graphic: Max Bögl Group of Companies

Tailor-made for the urban space

March 2020 - The Transport System Bögl (TSB) travels at speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour, is extremely quiet, independent of weather conditions and more economical than conventional rail-bound transport systems. It thus solves numerous challenges in urban public transport.

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Photo: Miquel Gonzalez

ViaVan and Shell launch shared ride in Amsterdam

March 2020 - ViaVan Technologies B.V., Europe’s market leader for public mobility, and Shell are launching an innovative electromobility project in Amsterdam, combining ViaVan’s expertise in on-demand mobility technology with Shell’s capabilities in charging solutions.

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Photo: Konux GmbH

IoT and artificial intelligence for predictive maintenance

March 2020 - At InnoTrans 2018, KONUX GmbH presented the Predictive Maintenance System for turnouts – an end-to-end solution that uses IoT sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve network availability, extend plant life and reduce costs.

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Photo: PCM RAIL.ONE AG

Turnout sleeper production with Industry 4.0

March 2020 - RAIL.ONE Schwandorf GmbH, a subsidiary of the internationally operating PCM RAIL. ONE AG, has opted consistently for Industry 4.0 in its new plant in Schwandorf, Germany:

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Photo: DB AG / O. Lang

Seat rebuild for ICE 4 and ICE 3 trains to start in March

February 2020 - Comfort plays an important role when travelling, complementing punctuality and reliability. The findings of customer feedback on the seats in the German ICE 4 and the modernized ICE 3 high-speed trains were all the more thought-provoking: too hard, seating surfaces too short, insufficient freedom of movement in the head and shoulder areas.

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Photo: UNIFE

Digitalisation, urban mobility and the future of European railways

February 2020 - Guest Article Philippe Citroën (UNIFE Director General) - As we face growing climate change and a move towards urbanisation that has the potential to exacerbate it, the digitalization of the rail sector will ensure the transformation of rail transport, the greenest mode of mass transportation, into the backbone of mobility.

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Photo: Siemens Mobility GmbH

Railway communications of the future – FRMCS

February 2020 - About 30 years ago, GSM-R became the standard for railway communications on the basis of the 2G-technology GSM, and hardly anyone could anticipate how breathtakingly fast the technology would change.

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Photo: BMVI

Digitalisation, sustainability and citizen-friendliness

February 2020 - The digitalisation of transport will shape and change the mobility of both society and economy in the coming years. The aim is to harness the potential of all modes of transport in order to improve the mobile everyday life of all EU citizens.

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Photo: Mikko Lemola/iStock

Mobility+ exhibitors present innovative urban mobility

February 2020 - The BerlKönig has been on the streets of Berlin since September 2018. In contrast to Goethe’s wellknown ballad “Erlkönig”, BerlKönig is a ridesharing service. The cooperation between the American company ViaVan and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) offers travellers the opportunity to cover the first or last mile without complications.

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Photo: Messe Berlin GmbH

Bus Display at InnoTrans

February 2020 - At the end of November 2019, the European Parliament declared a climate emergency for Europe. The declaration of intent from Strasbourg implies an urgent need for action, also in the field of mobility. In urban areas, electric buses offer an opportunity to make city transport more sustainable. At the InnoTrans Bus Display 2020, international bus manufacturers will be presenting their emission-free vehicle in the unique exhibition area in the centrally located Summer Garden.

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