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Mario Péloquin

2024/02/16

Rising freight transport is pushing passenger transport to the sidelines

Mario Péloquin, an expert in the industry, has been managing the Canadian state railway company since June 2023. InnoTrans Report has talked to him.

Graphic: DB Supplier Innovation Award 2024

2024/02/13

Deutsche Bahn presents Supplier Innovation Award 2024: Apply now!

This year, Deutsche Bahn (DB) will once again be presenting the sought after DB Supplier Award and DB Supplier Innovation Award at InnoTrans.

sustainability 

innovation 

Public Transport 

technology 

services 

Inspection-related areas captured by LRAIL Graphic: Pavemetrics

2024/01/11

AI-based autonomous track inspection

The LRAIL autonomous inspection system, developed by Railmetrics, inspects the tracks of the American railway company CSX Corporation around the clock, every day of the year.

technology 

Thomas Böhm, KONUX

2023/12/06

"AI will change our world even faster"

InnoTrans Report spoke to Thomas Böhm, Chief Product Officer of the scale-up KONUX, about the opportunities and limitations of AI in the railway sector.

digitisation 

innovation 

technology 

A man cleaning a window at the mobility cleaning circle.

2023/10/23

How to clean vehicles successfully and sustainably

The Mobility Cleaning Circle brought together experts from the transport and cleaning industries.

rolling stock 

travel comfort 

sustainability 

Public Transport 

services 

Rails in a close-up.

2023/09/06

Green rails for sustainable mobility solutions

The Saarstahl Group subsidiary has developed unique European green rails made of low-CO2 steel for environmentally conscious customers.

sustainability 

innovation 

A man is sitting in front of a simulator.

2023/08/17

EURODUAL simulator in teaching mode

Last year, the world's first simulator for Stadler EURODUAL locomotives (BR 159 class) went into operation at the Norddeutsche Eisenbahnfachschule GmbH (NEF) in the German city of Braunschweig.

innovation 

technology 

digitisation 

Solar panels between the tracks.

2023/07/26

Using empty space between rails to generate solar power

The start-up Sun-Ways from Vaud, Switzerland, is testing its easy-to-maintain, removable solar panels between the rails on a section of the Neuchâtel transport company’s rail network transN.

innovation 

technology 

sustainability 

Mobility+ stage at InnoTrans.

2023/06/29

Mobility+ celebrates successful premiere with a future

The new platform for complementary mobility services establishes itself at InnoTrans and shows that rail transport is becoming increasingly networked with additional services.

rolling stock 

travel comfort 

Public Transport 

door-to-door-transportation 

on-demand-transportation 

Sarah Stark, VDB

2023/06/06

If you want the lowest purchase price, you turn down innovations

Since 1 March, the German Railway Industry Association (VDB) has been relying on Sarah Stark as its new Chief Executive, a woman who is very familiar with the topic of mobility.

sustainability 

innovation 

technology 

mobility sector 

A host talking on stage of the Career Boost.

2023/05/17

90 seconds to get the job of one’s dreams

Participants in the Eurailpress Career Boost talk about what happened to them after their elevator pitch at InnoTrans 2022. In summary, the concept works.

mobility sector 

Jeremy White speaking at InnoTrans 2022.

2023/03/21

Five forecasts – an optimistic look at the future

At the International Design Forum of InnoTrans 2022, Jeremy White, Transport Director at Seymourpowell, presented important changes that will impact how we humans will work and travel tomorrow.

digitisation 

travel comfort 

Public Transport 

mobility-as-a-service 

mobility sector 

a screen that says: 'InnoTrans Berlin 2022'

2023/03/13

A huge boost for digitalisation in the rail industry

“Post InnoTrans – what trends and challenges are we seeing in the rail sector?“

digitisation 

innovation 

technology 

mobility sector 

People flow analyses on the PwC Mobility Platform.

2023/03/13

Capture, analyse, control

PricewaterhouseCoopers and Cosmo Consult AG presented their software solutions for intelligent data assessment at InnoTrans 2022.

digitisation 

travel comfort 

innovation 

Public Transport 

 the stainless steel galley by Kugel Edelstahlverarbeitung GmbH

2023/03/13

Travel is more than just reaching your destination

To convince even more people to travel by rail in an environmentally friendly way, trains not only have to be reliable and fast, they also have to offer a pleasant travel experience.

travel comfort 

services 

Cybersecurity expert Mirko Ross at the Mobility+ Speakers' Corner.

2023/03/13

New at InnoTrans: the Mobility+ platform

Providers of complementary mobility services had their own exhibition area for the first time at InnoTrans 2022: Mobility+.

digitisation 

technology 

cyber security 

Representatives from transport companies, research and administration at the International Bus Forum

2023/03/09

How door-to-door service can succeed

"Mobility as a service for citizens - sustainable, smart and available everywhere" was the theme of this year's International Bus Forum, which was organized by the German Transport Forum (DVF).

Public Transport 

mobility-as-a-service 

A hydrogen train at InnoTrans.

2023/03/09

Hydrogen in passenger and freight transport

Hydrogen is increasingly being tested as a propulsion energy source. As many as three experimental vehicles were on display at this year's InnoTrans.

rolling stock 

sustainability 

innovation 

Public Transport 

alternative drives 

hydrogen train 

A red and white bus drives along a street.

2023/03/09

Smart charging management from the start: how EV fleets are saving electric

How can electric vehicle fleet operators streamline their charging infrastructure – and still ensure their buses are always on time?

rolling stock 

sustainability 

innovation 

Public Transport 

technology 

alternative drives 

A woman speaking at the speakers' corner at InnoTrans.

2023/03/07

Successful planning for the sustainable transformation of mobility

At the Speakers‘ Corner sessions at InnoTrans 2022, the consulting firm Ramboll initiated an exchange of experiences on the topic of ’Climate neutrality.

sustainability 

Public Transport 

mobility sector 

A man and a woman traveling on the train together, smiling.

2023/03/07

How digitalization improves your processes and your passenger experience

Train and capacity management, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and smart inventory, reservation and ticketing software lay the groundwork for the best customer experiences.

digitisation 

travel comfort 

innovation 

technology 

services 

Comfort products: Pillow, house shoes, blindfold

2023/03/07

Travel Catering & Comfort Services: A passenger experience above the industry standard

On-board comfort is an important competitive factor in the rail industry. Comfort services make the difference.

travel comfort 

services 

Contact solutions for busbars and modular connector systems

2023/03/07

Compact connection technology for railways

Thanks to a new double-fork connector from Stäubli Electrical Connectors GmbH, it has now become possible to connect two conductor rails simultaneously.

innovation 

technology 

A man in a green t-shirt sits at a desk a looks at a screen.

2023/03/03

CleverShuttle – Efficient operation of on-demand transports

The modernised German Passenger Transport Act has permanently integrated “on-demand ride-pooling” into short-distance public transport.

door-to-door-transportation 

mobility-as-a-service 

services 

A person in a hoodie walks on a dark train platform.

2023/03/02

Top-5 Cybersecurity Challenges Rail Operators Face in 2022

As the rail industry becomes increasingly digital and connected, cyber threats are growing rapidly. The number of viable pathways for breaches and cyber threats on rail systems is growing rapidly.

digitisation 

cyber security 

A train is passing over a bridge in Kairo.

2023/03/02

On a single rail into the future

Worldwide, 84 percent of monorails fulfil a transport task in public transport, and thanks to their economic advantages and shorter implementation times, the trend is rising.

rolling stock 

innovation 

technology 

Products of Sika Deutschland GmbH

2023/03/02

Successful and safe bonding processes

In utility and rail vehicle construction, stable and reliable bonding processes can prevent both component failure and damage. Sika Deutschland GmbH supports its product users.

rolling stock 

innovation 

technology