Public transport systems are fundamental to providing mobility in cities and urban areas. In the future, the spread of urbanisation, population growth and greater eco-awareness will make them even more important. At the same time they will require innovative solutions. From 20 to 23 September InnoTrans 2016 will provide a complete market overview of the latest trends, developments and services in the Public Transport segment.
In this segment, covering over 20,000 square metres in six halls, international software, IT, radio communications and telecommunications businesses as well as system integrators and transport companies will be exhibiting a wide range of products and services. These include fare management, transport IT, passenger information and communication systems as well as e-ticketing schemes. For the first time the new Bus Display in the ‘Sommergarten’, along with a Demonstration Course, will round off the Public Transport segment.
Currently, one of the big industry topics is increasing connectivity and the digital transition in society. Claudio Diotallevi, director of Railways at Ericsson AB, has described this development as the “next technological revolution”. According to Diotallevi, “Public transport must be part of this revolution in order to consolidate its role in society and the global economy.” The Swedish telecommunications company is at InnoTrans for the first time and will be showcasing LTE technology for rail system applications. Products include mobile and internet connectivity for passengers, train telemetry, on-board video monitoring systems and a cloud-based remote control for systems and infrastructures.
Azimut eMotion from Spain and ClearSy System Engineering from France will each be exhibiting products making their world debut in Berlin. They include an individual on-board entertainment system and a new hardware platform called ’Saturn’.
CityCube: the venue for transport companies
Many international transport companies will be making use of the CityCube Berlin as their marketing platform. They include CHINA RAILWAY, Deutsche Bahn AG, East Japan Railway Company, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A., JSC Russian Railways, the Road & Transport Authority (RTA) from Dubai, ÖBB-Holding AG from Austria and TCDD (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları İşletmesi Genel Müdürlüğü) from Turkey.
Public Transport and PTI Forum – where experts exchange knowledge
At the Public Transport Forum the main topic will be developments in public transport. This is where trade visitors can find out about ’Public transport in 2030 – challenges and strategic courses of action’. At the International Design Forum speakers will be debating topics such as ’Experience Mobility – Focusing on the User. Innovative Concepts and Solutions for User-Centered Design in Public Transport and Interiors’, while the DB Innovation Forum will be looking at ’Open Innovation@InnoTrans – Creating better and more sustainable mobility’.