As part of the
Digital Rail Germany initiative (Digitale Schiene Deutschland), Deutsche Bahn
(DB), together with Siemens Mobility, Bosch, and other partners, is advancing
the digital railway operations of the future. In the research and development
project called "Automated Train," the partners will test fully
automated train deployment and shunting maneuvers over the next three years. By
2026, Siemens Mobility will equip a train prototype, along with an S-Bahn
train in Stuttgart, with intelligent sensors. The Mireo Smart train from
Siemens Mobility will autonomously travel from the depot to the first station
without a train driver. The vehicle will automatically brake in case of
obstacles. Additionally, the fully automated coupling and uncoupling of the
train will be tested. The second train will gather data for obstacle detection,
among other tests. Both vehicles will be equipped with the same hardware but different
software solutions. This will enable the comparison of sensor data and the
software's responses to specific incidents.
Siemens Mobility Slovakia has been awarded a contract by the Slovak rail vehicle
manufacturer ŽOS Vrútky to retrofit up to 26 locomotives (option of three
additional locomotives) of the Czech railway company ČD Cargo (ČDC) with ETCS
Level 2 Technology. The locomotives class 240 will be equipped with the
ETCS Trainguard 200 on-board unit for operation across the Czech Republic,
Slovakia and Hungary. This project is the third project that Siemens Mobility
and ŽOS Vrútky are executing together. “We are honored about the renewed signs
of trust from ŽOS Vrútky. Our proven ETCS on-board technology will help ČD
Cargo to achieve their modernization and performance goals,” said Branislav
Voska, CEO of Siemens Mobility Slovakia. With ETCS Level 2, the locomotives
will be able to operate with a greater degree of efficiency while meeting the
European standards for interoperability.
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and Siemens
Mobility GmbH announced yesterday at the UITP Congress in Barcelona that they
will further intensify their collaboration to promote sustainability in rail
transportation. As part of the cooperation, new automation technologies will be
developed and tested to increase capacity and reduce energy consumption in rail
transportation by the UITP World Congress in 2025 and 2027. The joint focus
aims to make a concrete contribution to the set sustainability goals.
With the work
inaugurated today, the Rail Service Center of Novara, Italy is a candidate to
be one of the thirteen world centers of excellence managed by Siemens Mobility
for the maintenance of rolling stock - passenger trains, high-speed trains,
locomotives, subways - and the second in Europe for locomotive maintenance
after the Allach factory site in Germany.
Mobility trams have been in service in Ulm since 2018. A further six vehicles
have been reordered and the first Avenio M will be put on the rails this week -
around 10 months ahead of the announced delivery date.
Siemens Mobility is supplying 21 Vectron Dual Mode locomotives to Deutsche Bahn. This is the first deployment of the Vectron Dual Mode in passenger transport. The locomotives are intended for trips to Sylt in the north and Oberstdorf in the south of Germany.
Siemens Mobility and Cattron presented the
next development phase of the government-funded research project Autonomous
Tram in Depot today at InnoTrans 2022: remote train operation (RTO). The world
premiere marks the next critical milestone for RTO in the project and was
successfully presented today to the project organizer TÜV Rheinland at the
depot of the public transportation company ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH.
Siemens Mobility has handed over the 100th ICE
4 to Deutsche Bahn. The train was christened “Rheinland-Pfalz” at the official
ceremony held in Mainz today, attended by Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche
Bahn AG, Dr. Michael Peterson, DB Board Member for Long Distance Passenger
Transport, Dr. Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and
Transport, Malu Dreyer, Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate, and Dr.
Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG.
“We are pleased that the ICE 4 is the backbone of DB’s long-distance transport and thank our customer for their trust. Our trains help DB make rail transport more attractive and protect the environment. The fact that we have delivered 100 ICE 4s shows that we have the right portfolio for high-speed transport. Moreover, the ICE secures thousands of jobs in Germany,” said Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG.
DB will receive a total of 137 ICE 4 trains in various configurations by the end of 2024. In addition to the 50 12-car trains that have already been delivered, 19 of the 37 ordered 7-car trains are already in use, such as on the ICE line between Cologne and Berlin. 33 13-car XXL ICE trains, of which DB has ordered 50, have also been added to the fleet since February 2021. The 13-car trains have almost 1,000 seats, more than ever before in an ICE and five times more than in a medium-haul airplane. Siemens Mobility delivers a new ICE 4 every three weeks. At this rate, DB will be able to expand its capacity by another 11,000 ICE 4 seats by the end of this year.
Siemens Mobility GmbH achieved the ISO 27001 certification on July 1, 2022. The ISO 27001 certification encompasses 20 Siemens Mobility locations in Germany with more than 9,000 employees and involves Siemens Mobility Business Units, such as Rolling Stock, Rail Infrastructure, Turnkey Systems and Customer Services and all disciplines, including procurement, development, production and project management. ISO 27001 is an internationally acknowledged standard specifying cybersecurity requirements that organizations must fulfill and to which they must adapt. Increasing digitalization brings benefits – as well as the need for adequate protection against cyberattacks. Rail operators face new cyber threats and cyber laws are giving rise to new requirements. Siemens Mobility offers secured products and solutions that are integrated into one holistic security architecture and provide security services. With these, Siemens Mobility secures rail systems from end to end throughout the complete lifecycle. The ISO 27001 certification is another building block in the protection of the entire development and production lifecycle for mobility systems. The ISO 27001 certification is a milestone for Siemens Mobility on the way to digitising the rail industry.