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Siemens Mobility at the InnoTrans 2018

Munich,18 Sep tember to 21 Sep tember 2018

Siemens Mobility at InnoTrans 2018 – Overview

Under the motto "Shaping connected mobility" at the InnoTrans, Siemens is presenting digital innovations in an increasingly networked "total mobility system." The solutions will make rail transport even more efficient, safer and reliable.

Siemens events during InnoTrans 2018

  • September 18, 2018
    01:00 PM CEST: Presentation of the first half train of S-Bahn Berlin
    02:00 PM CEST: Presentation of the Rhine-Ruhr-Express train
  • September 19, 2018
    02:30 PM CEST: Presentation of the first prototype of the battery-powered regional train type – Desiro ML ÖBB Cityjet eco
    03:45 PM CEST: World Premiere of the Smartron Locomotive 
  • September 20, 2018
    10:30 AM CEST: Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility – signing of a cooperation contract for the "Idea Train"

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Siemens Mobility at InnoTrans 2018

Sabrina Soussan, CEO Siemens Mobility, Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and Dr. Roland Busch, Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG.

Siemens Mobility at InnoTrans 2018

Michael Peter, CEO Siemens Mobility, Sabrina Soussan, CEO Siemens Mobility, Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and Dr. Roland Busch, Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG.

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Press Conference ahead of the InnoTrans 2018

Under the motto "Shaping connected mobility" at the InnoTrans, Siemens is presenting digital innovations in an increasingly networked "total mobility system." The solutions will make rail transport even more efficient, safer and reliable.
In the picture: Sabrina Soussan and Michael Peter, CEOs of the Siemens Mobility Division.

Press Conference ahead of the InnoTrans 2018

Under the motto "Shaping connected mobility" at the InnoTrans, Siemens is presenting digital innovations in an increasingly networked "total mobility system." The solutions will make rail transport even more efficient, safer and reliable. 

Press Conference ahead of the InnoTrans 2018

Under the motto "Shaping connected mobility" at the InnoTrans, Siemens is presenting digital innovations in an increasingly networked "total mobility system." The solutions will make rail transport even more efficient, safer and reliable.
In the picture: Sabrina Soussan and Michael Peter, CEOs of the Siemens Mobility Division.

Velaro Novo – the new vehicle concept for high speed trains

The number of passengers traveling over long distances has been climbing for years, and operators of high-speed trains face tight competition with airlines and new providers of long-distance, road-based services. Future-proof trains with reduced lifecycle costs and enhanced travel comfort are therefore more important than ever for securing and increasing high-speed rail transport.

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Siemens presents its new high-speed train – the "Velaro Novo"

Siemens is presenting a new concept for high-speed trains at the InnoTrans 2018, the world’s biggest trade fair for rail technology. The Velaro Novo sets new standards for efficiency and sustainability and at the same time offers the highest passenger comfort and convenience. Siemens has developed the new high-speed platform for service throughout the world.

Siemens presents its new high-speed train – the "Velaro Novo"

Running at 300 km/h, the new high-speed train uses 30 percent less energy than previous Velaro models, which translates to average savings of 1,375 tons of CO2 a year. Thanks to its lightweight construction, the train’s weight was reduced by 15 percent. At the same time, available space for passengers was increased by ten percent. The car body is based on the empty tube concept, meaning that there are no permanent installations inside the car and the interior can be furnished according to customer wishes.

Siemens presents its new high-speed train – the "Velaro Novo"

"The Velaro Novo is our answer to global demands in high-speed transport. The new train writes a new chapter in the Velaro's success story and enables operators to offer improved passenger comfort and economy over the train's entire lifecycle. What we are presenting today is the result of five years of development: a platform offering uniquely optimized energy consumption and maintenance costs, as well as maximum flexibility and reliability," says Sabrina Soussan, CEO of the Mobility Division at Siemens.

The Novo test car: Stringent testing of the new high-speed train

Siemens has been testing parts of the new high-speed train since April 2018. The Novo test car, integrated into the ICE S operated by DB Systemtechnik, is currently undergoing test runs throughout Germany. Siemens began with the development of the new Velaro Novo concept in 2013 and can place the first trains in service as of 2023. Siemens is premiering the new concept to an international trade fair public at the InnoTrans 2018 as part of a digital staging.

The Novo test car: Stringent testing of the new high-speed train

Siemens has been testing parts of the new high-speed train since April 2018. The Novo test car, integrated into the ICE S operated by DB Systemtechnik, is currently undergoing test runs throughout Germany. Siemens began with the development of the new Velaro Novo concept in 2013 and can place the first trains in service as of 2023. Siemens is premiering the new concept to an international trade fair public at the InnoTrans 2018 as part of a digital staging.

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Siemens Mobility presents world's first autonomous tram

Siemens Mobility, together with ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH, will be presenting their research project on the world’s first autonomous tram at InnoTrans 2018. On a six-kilometer section of the tram network in Potsdam, Germany, Siemens Mobility will be demonstrating a test tram driving autonomously in real traffic on September 18 through 21.

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Siemens Mobility presents world's first autonomous tram

This experimental vehicle is equipped with multiple lidar, radar and camera sensors that serve as "digital eyes" by capturing the tram and its traffic environment.

Siemens Mobility presents world's first autonomous tram

From left to right: Oliver Glaser (Director ViP), Christoph Klaes (Segment Head Light Rail Vehicles Siemens Mobility GmbH), Mayor of Potsdam Jann Jakobs and Martin Grießner (Director ViP) introduce the world's first autonomous tram.

Siemens Mobility presents world's first autonomous tram

Siemens Mobility, together with ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH, is presenting a research project on the world's first autonomous tram at InnoTrans 2018.

Siemens Mobility presents world's first autonomous tram

Siemens Mobility, together with ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH, will be presenting their research project on the world's first autonomous tram at InnoTrans 2018. On a six-kilometer section of the tram network in Potsdam, Germany, Siemens Mobility will be demonstrating a test tram driving autonomously in real traffic on September 18 through 21.

Siemens Mobility presents world's first autonomous tram

ViP has provided a Siemens Combino tram for the project. This experimental vehicle is equipped with multiple lidar, radar and camera sensors that serve as "digital eyes" by capturing the tram and its traffic environment. At the same time, complex algorithms function as a "brain" by interpreting and evaluating data from the momentary operating situation, providing a prognosis for further development of the situation, then triggering an appropriate response by the tram. Thanks to its artificial intelligence capability, the tram responds to trackside tram signals, stops at tram stops, and reacts autonomously to hazards such as crossing pedestrians and other vehicles. Siemens Mobility is the first company to launch an autonomous tram for research and development purposes.

Siemens Mobility presents world's first autonomous tram

The experimental tram being used to demonstrate autonomous driving at the world premiere is not designed for commercial use. The current project aims at identifying the technological challenges of autonomous driving under real-life conditions, then developing and testing solutions for them. A continuation of the cooperation is already being discussed with ViP.

Desiro ML - ÖBB and Siemens develop battery-powered train

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Siemens Mobility are jointly investing in the future of passenger transport and are developing an electro-hybrid battery drive for trains. Today, both companies presented in Vienna the first result of this innovative pilot project, the prototype of the Desiro ML Cityjet eco. Operating as a battery-powered train, the Cityjet eco is an alternative for non-electrified rail lines primarily served at present with diesel-powered passenger trains. Battery operation can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50 percent compared to diesels. Following extensive testing of the train, it is expected to first be used in passenger service in the second half of 2019.

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Presentation of the first prototype of the battery-powered regional train type – Desiro ML ÖBB Cityjet eco

Siemens is developing an electro-hybrid battery drive that enables the train to charge its newly installed batteries via the pantograph on electrified rail lines. This energy is then available for powering the train on non-electrified stretches. As soon as the train leaves the electrified line, its batteries feed the train’s power supply system. Siemens and ÖBB will now thoroughly test this technology in a pilot project over the coming months and develop the system to series maturity.
In the joint project with Siemens, ÖBB is one of the first European railways to secure valuable know-how in this field and thus be able to further expand the quality of its services for passengers as well as the sustainability of its fleet. The pilot project will be conducted with a train taken from the series of Siemens Desiro ML trains currently being produced for ÖBB.
In the picture from left to right: Andreas Matthä, CEO ÖBB Holding; Evelyn Palla, Board of Directors, ÖBB Personenverkehr; Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility and Arnulf Wolfram, Head of Siemens Mobility Austria.

ÖBB and Siemens develop battery-powered train

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Siemens Mobility are jointly investing in the future of passenger transport and are developing an electro-hybrid battery drive for trains. Today, both companies presented in Vienna the first result of this innovative pilot project, the prototype of the Desiro ML Cityjet eco. Operating as a battery-powered train, the Cityjet eco is an alternative for non-electrified rail lines primarily served at present with diesel-powered passenger trains. Battery operation can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50 percent compared to diesels. Following extensive testing of the train, it is expected to first be used in passenger service in the second half of 2019.

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How digitalization is shaping the future of mobility – digital station and cloud based signaling

Rail and road infrastructures have long since reached their limits in many metropolitan regions. Today, over half of the world's population already lives in cities, and by 2050, an additional 2.5 billion people will live in megacities and urban regions worldwide.

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Digitalization of the Norwegian Railway Network

Bane NOR is partnering with Siemens to build the railway of the future.

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New trains for Berlin's S-Bahn

S-Bahn Berlin GmbH has signed a framework contract with the consortium of Stadler Pankow GmbH and Siemens for the delivery of up to 1,380 vehicles. A firm order was placed for the first 106 trains. The 85 four-section and 21 two-section trains have a high triple-digit million-euro order volume. S-Bahn Berlin, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, plans to use the new trains on the Ringbahn lines (S 41 and S 42) as well as on the system's southeastern feeder lines S 47, S 46 and S 8. These lines comprise roughly one-third of the entire S-Bahn network in Berlin. The first ten vehicles will be ready to enter service as of 2020. Subsequently, all remaining vehicles will be delivered continuously to the Berlin system up to 2023. The vehicles will be manufactured and assembled at the Berlin plant operated by Stadler Pankow GmbH.

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From Berlin for Berlin: Stadler and Siemens present first half train for the new S-Bahn

Today at InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology, the manufacturer's consortium of Stadler and Siemens and S-Bahn Berlin presented the first "half train" for German capital's new S-Bahn fleet. The four-car train will begin operation in 2021 on Berlin's Ring/Southeast network.
The new train can be thoroughly inspected at this year's InnoTrans, being held on September 18-23. The train will also be open to the public on the trade fair's open-house days, giving Berlin's future passengers an opportunity to get their own first impressions of "their" new S-Bahn. The train itself is a true "Berliner": it was designed, developed and constructed by two companies that have deep roots in Berlin, and the 106 new trains have been precisely tailored to meet the needs of the city.
In the picture from left to right: Peter Buchner, Managing Director of S-Bahn Berlin GmbH; Christian Gaebler, Head of Senate Chancellery of the federal state of Berlin; Susanne Henckel, Managing Director of VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin Brandenburg GmbH; Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility and Ulf Braker, CEO of Stadler Pankow GmbH.

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Joint press release by Siemens, Stadler Pankow GmbH and Deutsche Bahn (September 18, 2018)

  • Manufacturer's consortium presents train at the InnoTrans – S-Bahn train also open to the public on the weekend
Today at InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology, the manufacturer's consortium of Stadler and Siemens and S-Bahn Berlin presented the first "half train" for German capital's new S-Bahn fleet. The four-car train will begin operation in 2021 on Berlin's Ring/Southeast network.

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Commissioning begins: a further milestone for the new S-Bahn trains for Berlin and Brandenburg

The blue and black seats, handrails and wall paneling are installed, the flooring is finished and 90 kilometers of cable have been laid. Especially striking are the large panorama windows and the generous space provided for buggies and bicycles. There’s also a special area for wheelchairs located directly behind the driver.

Commissioning begins: a further milestone for the new S-Bahn trains for Berlin and Brandenburg

Following its assembly, the first half train BR 484 already looks as good as finished.
The train will be transferred to the Stadler site in Velten in the next few days, where the commissioning process will bring it to life. This stage includes all the technical activities that are necessary to make the assembled rail vehicle operational.
Siemens is delivering the key electrical components, such as drive power converters, auxiliary converters, train control system, passenger information system, bogies and brake system. Stadler is primarily responsible for the mechanical components, including car bodies, interior fittings (walls, floors, and ceilings), seats, doors and the air conditioning system. Delivery of the main production series will be completed by 2023.
From left to right: Ulf Braker, CEO of Stadler Pankow GmbH; Jens-Holger Kirchner, Berlin's Transport Secretary of State; Michael Müller (SPD), Governing Mayor of Berlin; Susanne Henckel, Managing Director of VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH; Peter Buchner, CEO of S-Bahn Berlin GmbH; Alexander Kaczmarek, Corporate Representative DB state Berlin and Müslüm Yakisan, head of Siemens’ S-Bahn and regional trains unit.

Commissioning begins: a further milestone for the new S-Bahn trains for Berlin and Brandenburg

Following its assembly, the first half train BR 484 already looks as good as finished. The train will be transferred to the Stadler site in Velten in the next few days, where the commissioning process will bring it to life. This stage includes all the technical activities that are necessary to make the assembled rail vehicle operational.
Siemens is delivering the key electrical components, such as drive power converters, auxiliary converters, train control system, passenger information system, bogies and brake system. Stadler is primarily responsible for the mechanical components, including car bodies, interior fittings (walls, floors, and ceilings), seats, doors and the air conditioning system. Delivery of the main production series will be completed by 2023.

The Rhine-Ruhr-Express boosts the quality of life in the Ruhr area

The century project "Rhine-Ruhr-Express" (RRX) is good news for millions of commuters in the most populated region of Europe. At the end of 2018 the first trains with a top speed up to 160 kilometers per hour will be in transit in the greater area Rhine-Ruhr. Siemens does not only deliver the trains but is also commissioned with the maintenance for 32 years. Thus, Siemens ensures the daily availability of the operating fleet.

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Siemens presented the Rhine-Ruhr-Express at Innotrans

On September 18, 2018, Siemens and the special-purpose associations Nahverkehr Rheinland (NVR), Nahverkehr Westfalen-Lippe (NWL), Schienenpersonennahverkehr Rheinland-Pfalz Nord (SPNV-Nord), the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) and the Nordhessischer Verkehrsverbund (NVV) presented the new Rhine-Ruhr-Express at Innotrans.
Siemens has developed a new design for the RRX fleet based on the successful Desiro platform. The train's concept combines premium features with state-of-the-art technology. Each train consists of four cars; the first and last as end car and driving trailer have one passenger deck, while the two middle cars are double-deckers. Each train has a seating capacity of 400. The trains are designed in a white, grey, black and orange color scheme. The design of the RRX continues into the interior, where generous sight lines and large windows provide a pleasant atmosphere. In addition, the RRX has Wi-Fi access and socket outlets throughout the train, folding tables and reading lights in first-class, as well as advanced information systems and energy-efficient traction units and air-conditioning.
Siemens was commissioned in March 2015 to deliver 82 multiple-unit electric Desiro HC trains and provide their maintenance for a period of 32 years. The order has a total volume of over €1.7 billion.
In the picture from left to right: Heiko Sedlaczek, CEO Verkehrsverband Rhein-Sieg/Nahverkehr Rheinland; Martin Husmann, CEO Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR); Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility GmbH; Joachim Künzel CEO Regional Association of Westphalia-Lippe (NWL), and Dr. Thomas Geyer, Association Director Special Purpose Association for regional rail transportation Rhineland-Palatinate North (SPNV-Nord)

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Prototype of the Rhine-Ruhr Express presented

Prototype of the Rhine-Ruhr Express presented

The Rhine-Ruhr express has been a long-cherished dream to bring a new quality of life to the metropolitan region. A dream is now due to become reality in the near future, with fast, comfortable trains running through the urban landscape at 15 minute intervals during peak travel times in a rail network running right across North Rhine-Westphalia, and extending up the Rhine to Koblenz and as far east as Kassel. Siemens will not only supply the trains, but has also been contracted to maintain them for the next 32 years to ensure that the fleet is available every day.

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New locomotives "Vectron Dual Mode" and "Smartron" – sustainable and economical solution for freight transport

Siemens Mobility will be presenting new locomotives at the InnoTrans 2018:
The Vectron Dual Mode can be operated as both a diesel and electric locomotive. On electrified sections of track, the new locomotive is powered by electricity to save fuel and reduce maintenance costs. The locomotive can be switched to diesel mode on non-electrified sections. The Vectron Dual Mode concept enables operators to increase their sustainable value throughout the locomotive's lifecycle.
The Smartron is tailored for a specific transport function and utilizes all the advantages provided by standardization. As a preconfigured locomotive, the Smartron has been conceived for transporting freight in Germany and ensures customers cost-efficient operation and the highest safety standards.

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Presentation of the Smartron Locomotive at InnoTrans 2018

Sabrina Soussan, CEO Siemens Mobility, Jörn Enderlein, Board Member for Logistics and Managing Director of EGP (Eisenbahngesellschaft Potsdam mbH), Albrecht Neumann Head of Locomotives Siemens Mobility.

Siemens Mobility presents new Vectron Dual Mode locomotive

Siemens Mobility will be presenting a new locomotive at the InnoTrans 2018, the world's largest trade fair for railway technology. The Vectron Dual Mode can be operated as both a diesel and electric locomotive. On electrified sections of track, the new locomotive is powered by electricity to save fuel and reduce maintenance costs. The locomotive can be switched to diesel mode on non-electrified sections.

New Siemens "Smartron" locomotive for Germany

Siemens is offering a new locomotive for service in Germany: The Smartron is tailored for a specific transport function and utilizes all the advantages provided by standardization. As a preconfigured locomotive, the Smartron has been conceived for transporting freight in Germany and ensures customers cost-efficient operation and the highest safety standards. The Smartron has already received approval for operating in Germany. The locomotives can now be ordered and will be delivered beginning late in 2018. The first locomotive of the new series is immediately available to customers for test runs and demonstration.

New Siemens "Smartron" locomotive for Germany

Siemens is offering a new locomotive for service in Germany: The Smartron is tailored for a specific transport function and utilizes all the advantages provided by standardization. As a preconfigured locomotive, the Smartron has been conceived for transporting freight in Germany and ensures customers cost-efficient operation and the highest safety standards. The Smartron has already received approval for operating in Germany. The locomotives can now be ordered and will be delivered beginning late in 2018. The first locomotive of the new series is immediately available to customers for test runs and demonstration.

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility sign a cooperation agreement for the Ideas Train

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility entered into an agreement to collaborate on the DB Regio Ideas Train today at InnoTrans, the leading trade fair for rail and transport technology. The agreement signed today makes the Ideas Train available as a platform for partners in the vehicle industry to test components and prototypes. Siemens Mobility is the first system manufacturer to sign up.
The partnership aims to merge components from the two companies and develop the Ideas Train platform to create a travel experience with digital features that is designed to meet the target group's needs.

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Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility sign a cooperation agreement for the Ideas Train

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility entered into an agreement to collaborate on the DB Regio Ideas Train today at InnoTrans, the leading trade fair for rail and transport technology. The partnership aims to merge components from the two companies and develop the Ideas Train platform to create a travel experience with digital features that is designed to meet the target group's needs.
Dr Sabina Jeschke (right), Member of the Management Board of DB for Digitalisation and Technology, Dr Jörg Sandvoß (left), Chairman of the Management Board of DB Regio AG, and Sabrina Soussan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Siemens Mobility signed the agreement in Berlin.

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility sign a cooperation agreement for the Ideas Train

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility entered into an agreement to collaborate on the DB Regio Ideas Train today at InnoTrans, the leading trade fair for rail and transport technology. The partnership aims to merge components from the two companies and develop the Ideas Train platform to create a travel experience with digital features that is designed to meet the target group's needs.
Dr Sabina Jeschke (right), Member of the Management Board of DB for Digitalisation and Technology, Dr Jörg Sandvoß (left), Chairman of the Management Board of DB Regio AG, and Sabrina Soussan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Siemens Mobility signed the agreement in Berlin.

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility sign a cooperation agreement for the Ideas Train

Passengers who want to stay informed and be entertained can try out the smart seat, which was built in collaboration with the Polish company TAPS. The seat offers a number of digital services. Passengers can buy tickets and check in on an integrated touchscreen. They can also order food and drinks from the on-board restaurant, listen to music and watch films. Passengers can customise the seat position and save the settings in the cloud using Siemens MindSphere. If they transfer trains and log in, their seat moves to the saved position and their film picks up where it left off. Current information on the connection is also displayed. The result is seamless, personalised travel.

Contact

Eva Haupenthal

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 (89) 636-24421

Kara Evanko

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+1 (202) 285 3072

Ellen Schramke

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 (30) 386-22370

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