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InnoTrans Preview

Welcome to the InnoTrans Preview – a virtual foretaste of the main attractions of the upcoming InnoTrans in September 2022.

This year InnoTrans kicks off in virtual form – and will preview of some of the main attractions of the forthcoming InnoTrans in Berlin. The fact that InnoTrans has had to be rescheduled does not stop us from previewing the future of mobility and offering an insight into the wide-ranging world of rail and transport technology. Why not get to know our exhibitors better and find out more about the industry’s innovative product solutions from fascinating video presentations.

The InnoTrans Preview cannot and is not intended to replace visiting and experiencing InnoTrans, but it allows us to look forward to meeting again from 20 to 23 September 2022.

The InnoTrans team

Messe Berlin STUDIO

Make it your playground – Exclusive offer for exhibitors of InnoTrans 2022

As an exhibitor at InnoTrans, you have the chance to book the studio (from June to December 2021) as an exclusive complete package (PDF, 941.4 kB) at a preferential rate.

If you are interested in the studio and you are not an exhibitor at InnoTrans, you will find more information on the Messe Berlin website or feel free to contact us at

MB Studio

InnoTrans Podcast

The InnoTrans Podcast is all about the future of mobility. We take you on an exciting journey and talk to international industry representatives about current developments, trends and challenges. Additionally, we present exclusive insights about the upcoming InnoTrans 2022.

Monthly presented by Kerstin Schulz, Director of InnoTrans & Britta Wolters, InnoTrans Press Officer.

Save the date: The next episode will be aired Tuesday, 14 December 2021.

We hope you enjoy listening to the latest episodes!

Simply stay on track!

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Webinars (on demand)



Solutions for weight reduction in Bus and Rail vehicles

3M Solutions for weight reduction in Bus and Rail vehicles. Keeping transportation engineering moving!


  • Bus and Rail Market trends
  • Leightweight management
  • Vehicle structure
  • Vehicle body shell
  • Interior parts



BVL Oberflächentechnik GmbH

Kostenloses E-Learning "Innovative Reinigungstechnik"

Are you focused on timely and high-quality maintenance? Or do you require cleaning for the production of your new railway components? Then our free speed webinar “Innovative cleaning technology” is right for you.

Learn more about different application options and the right cleaning solution in each case at our 60-minute speed webinar.



Dellner Couplers AB

How to prolong the life of the railway coupler system and make it safe up to the next overhaul period?

Carrying out customized condition assessment for overhaul can reduce cost to maintainers and result in improved fleet availability and longer life for the coupler system. Put Dellner to work for you to define a specific scope for overhaul based on real world data!



Deutsches Verkehrsforum e.V.

DVF Diskussionsveranstaltung | Gegenwind oder Anschub: Wie gestalten wir die Zukunft der Mobilität?

Öffentlicher Teil der 37. Mitgliederversammlung Deutsches Verkehrsforum (DVF)



Güdel Germany GmbH

Güdel Competencies: Railway Handling Solutions

Learn more about Güdel railway solutions at the InnoTrans Preview. Join us for a dedicated webinar about our competencies in railway handling solutions.

As the industry knows, wheels and axles are the most demanding components of railways. Railway factories wants to produce as many as possible of these heavy weight products in very short times but facing huge challenges handling them between processes. Due to process and plant conditions considering handling of heavy weight, to automize the handling operations became mandatory since years. As Güdel we provide the systems to handle wheels, axles, wheelset, bogie and etc. precisely.

Webinar language: English


HARTING Deutschland GmbH&Co.KG

System concepts for the most important trends in the railway industry

Manufacturers of railway vehicles continuously try to reduce the energy consumption per passenger-kilometre driven. Weight reduction is one of the most important drivers in this respect, but this is just one of the major trends. In order to meet communication demands, rail vehicles need powerful networks and data interfaces which meet the special requirements of rail transport.




Keep the Distance and Manage Occupancy Rates

COVID-19 has changed the world of public transport. The demand for physical distance from both passengers and personnel is more important than ever. One proven means is using a passenger guidance system to get passengers to free spaces.

Learn how INIT’s MOBILEguide does pave the way towards proper crowd management in buses, light rail systems and train stations.



Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG

Costs down, reliability up! How to reduce your maintenance work and costs with high-performance gear oils?

Our specialty: reduce maintenance costs

Special lubricants for trains show that seemingly small details can have sizeable effects - on reliability, on maintenance costs and hence also on cost efficiency over the whole life cycle. What matters in this context and how you can win the race for cost efficiency?


Lütze Transportation

Lütze Transportation GmbH

High performance Ethernet on existing vehicle wiring

The solution for Ethernet upgrades in refurbishment Projects

Whether video surveillance or passenger information, fast Ethernet connections have become essential in rail vehicles. Solutions are shown how these can be integrated in existing vehicles on the existing cabling, also via vehicle couplings.




Understanding FRMCS and how it can be the foundation for railway digitalization

Several railway operators are on the way to digitalization and automation of their railway operations, and they are already running special programs, such as Smart Rail 4.0, Digitale Schiene, DigiRail, etc. These programs allow future services to run even more reliably, increase capacity on the existing rail networks, improve safety for employees and optimize system costs. FRMCS, enabled by the latest mobile communication technology – 5G – plays a central role by not only replacing the legacy GSM-R communication system, but also by allowing the implementation of a broad range of new use cases, such as ATO, IoT and remote operation.



Optibus Ltd.

Electrifying Your Fleet - It's Not Just About The Hardware

Quite aside from the buses and charging stations, electrifying your fleet poses many complex scheduling challenges. Learn how to manage a gradual rollout of electric buses and what to do for a 100% EV fleet.

Scheduling is difficult, and EVs make it even harder. Here’s what you need to know for a smoother ride.

When planning for EV adoption, many transportation providers focus on electric buses, charging stations and other hardware. But scheduling is an essential part of electrifying your fleet, and must account for issues like how to build charging time into the schedule and how to accommodate multiple charging profiles and charging stations.




EC Certification of CCS Constituents and Sub-systems…

"... from Lab tests to ISA to NoBo and their applications in Europe and Asia

In the European Legislation there are several actors devoted to assessing, at different levels, the work carried out by the manufacturers of railway industry. ISA, DeBo, NoBo, AsBo and Independent Laboratories act, following different norms and laws, to obtain a common goal: the interoperability of the railway system within the Community. Interoperability includes Safety, Technical Compatibility, etc. and this is the rational that has required the definition of all the different independent Bodies. However, it’s quite common to see a single Company acting as ISA, NoBo, AsBo and DeBo whereas is not so common to see the same Company acting also as Independent Laboratory."



SICK Vertriebs-GmbH

Wayside track and train inspection and identification

In this online seminar various solutions based on different technologies for track / train inspection and identification will be described and discussed.



Siemens Mobility GmbH

Together strong - Alliance for Availability

Digital rail service solutions driving availability and performance

The world is increasingly digital – and so are our events! In this free virtual event, we will examine the impact of the digital transformation on railway industry, take deep dives into our digital customer service solutions, and much more.

Whether you are an operator, an industry insider, or simply interested in the topic: this virtual event is your chance to learn more about how availability and performance can be taken to the next level with digital customer service solutions.

Tüv Süd

Vemango GmbH

Webkonferenz Schiene 4.0

Gemeinsam mit unseren Partnern möchten wir Sie über innovative Entwicklungen im Bereich des Instandhaltungsmanagements informieren. Weitere Informationen entnehmen Sie bitte unserer Agenda.



Vollert Anlagenbau GmbH

So sorgen Sie für reibungslose Rangierprozesse im Gleisanschluss

Stück- und Schüttgut, Flüssigkeiten oder Gase wirtschaftlich und effizient zu verladen und rangieren, spielt heute eine wichtige Rolle in den innerbetrieblichen Logistikabläufen. Dabei muss alles zuverlässig und 'on time' ablaufen sowie den neuesten sicherheitstechnischen Vorschriften und Normen entsprechen, vor allem in Ex-Schutzbereichen, wie beispielsweise in der chemischen Industrie oder in Raffinerien.



Wirtschaftsförderung Land Brandenburg GmbH

InnoTrans Business Days - Online Business Talks & B2B Meetings

Take advantage now and make valuable contacts with Germany and abroad during our InnoTrans BUSINESS DAYS at the originally planned time frame of InnoTrans from 22 - 25 September 2020.

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Determine the exact personnel requirements in maintenance with BIG DATA

Unavailability, order peaks, shortage of skilled workers - the hurdles for productive processes in the maintenance of rail vehicles and rail infrastructure are diverse. It is all the more important to know your own personnel requirements.

We demonstrate how you can use Advanced Analytics in zedas®asset to analyze maintenance expenses and availabilities as well as create valuable forecasts - even without any prior knowledge of data analysis!


InnoTrans Convention

Discussing the future of mobility together – Don’t miss the virtual InnoTrans Convention!

In addition to exhibitors’ webinars, a number of associations partnering with InnoTrans were hosting virtual editions of formats that would otherwise have been held in-person at InnoTrans in September. Thus the Dialog Forums of the German Railway Industry Association and the German Transport Forum, and its International Bus Forum, took place online at the virtual InnoTrans Convention.

Dialog Forum: Investitionen planvoll und zügig umsetzen - für ein digitales und erweitertes Schienennetz

Organiser: German Transport Forum (DVF)

Recording dated 23 September 2020

In the summer of 2020 Germany reported an economic downturn of historic proportions. The coronavirus has infected the German economy. The economic situation will cause a foreseeable shortfall in state revenues, and short-term spending on economic stimulus packages will increase. At the same time promoting long-term investment is necessary to help ensure speedy relief in the overall economic situation. Railway projects play a key role in this context.

In our video talk we discussed

how projects are prioritised, while weighing economic and capacity effects. What kind of investment strategies does the digitalisation of networks and operations require? How much construction and modernisation must the rail network be able to tolerate? How can processes and construction sites be optimised?

Dialog Forum: Rail Revolution 4.0: Picking up speed after the crisis

Organiser: German Railway Industry Association (VDB)

Recording dated 24 September 2020

Climate protection and the economic re-start should be interlinked: This mission can only succeed in European and global cooperation. New mobility - especially by rail - is one of the great, fascinating challenges of our time. Kilma protection needs Clean Mobility. Business and society worldwide are faced with the task of shaping future growth in a sustainable way. The railway industry in Germany provides innovative solutions. Because Rail 4.0 combines previous antagonists, climate protection and growth - that is the core of the mobility revolution.

How can new mobility be put into action now? - This is exactly what this year's virtual VDB DIALOG FORUM DIGITAL was all about: Bringing vision and reality a bit closer together.

High-ranking politicians from Germany and France shared their agenda for the clean mobility of the future. The top management of our industry provided exciting insights into the mobility of tomorrow. Some of which are already feasible. Now.

Is the future electric? Strategies for e-busses between climate protection and austerity dictates

Organiser: German Transport Forum (DVF)

Recording dated 24 September 2020

Bus transport is crucial to serving both public transport and long-distance travel needs. Due to its flexibility and capacity to bundle resources it will also be integral to transport systems in the future. However, the climate protection goals set forth by the EU and federal government can only be met by consistently converting bus fleets into alternative powertrains.

Transport companies have already taken action and for a number of years have been trialling electric buses. Recent technological advances have resulted in huge progress being made in the fields of powertrains, energy storage, range management and charging points. The industry has clearly signalled its desire to fully convert its fleets, a part of which is to be assisted by public development programmes.

What is the climate protection impact of electric buses on transport? Do alternatives to electric buses exist? What are the demands being placed on new bus generations? What are the strategies being pursued by manufacturers, transport companies, and political decision-makers to get a transition to alternative powertrains in bus transport under way? Should one reconsider converting bus fleets as a result of the economic burden of Covid-19? What is the funding framework and what kind of innovation is required?

These are just some of the topics we discussed in the video talk.