To whom it may concern,
First of all, I do want to thank you for the countless
mails, social media engagements and personal meetings over this important matter.
The vast majority has been addressing their concerns clearly and with respect.
For me, this only underscored the importance and the need to diligently look
into the issue at hand. Especially, the messages I’ve received from Australian
people have moved me personally, when they described that their homes and their
country is burning and suffering from these terrible fires.
Even though we do not have clear evidence that the wildfires
and this project are directly connected, I feel empathy for all those, who
spoke up and warned about worsening conditions. Siemens, as one of the first companies
to have pledged carbon neutrality by 2030, fundamentally shares the goal of
making fossil fuels redundant to our economies over time.
Zum Auftakt des Jahres 2020 nimmt Siemens Mobility an der Consumer Electronics Show (CES) teil, einem herausragenden Treffpunkt für die innovativsten Köpfe und Unternehmen. Sie findet vom 6. bis 10. Januar 2020 in Las Vegas statt. Unter dem Motto „Connecting people through seamless mobility“ (Menschen durch vernetzte Mobilität zusammenbringen) zeigt Siemens Mobility eine Reihe von digitalen Innovationen aus den Themenbereichen intelligente Verkehrssysteme und intermodale Lösungen.
Siemens Mobility liefert innovative, lösungsorientierte Technologien, die die Lebensqualität steigern. Sie machen Kommunen nachhaltiger und zu Orten, an denen man gern lebt, arbeitet und seine Freizeit verbringt. Als Beitrag zur nächsten Mobilitätsrevolution prägen umfassende Verkehrsmanagementsysteme ein autonomes, vernetztes, elektrisches und gemeinsames Mobilitätsökosystem.
- Intelligent infrastructure used on three bus routes in Manhattan and Brooklyn
- Helps ease congestion and improve efficiency
- Sophisticated solution identifies violations and length of stay
Siemens Mobility has successfully launched an Automatic Bus Lane Enforcement (ABLE) solution in New York City, representing the first-ever application of this technology to be mounted on buses. The ABLE systems are installed on M15 Select Bus Service buses that operate on bus lanes benefitting more than 44,000 daily customers. The technology is playing a key part in New York City’s drive to improve bus speed and efficiency and to keep traffic moving on the city’s congested streets.
- Seven four-car Desiro Mainline trainsets ordered
- To serve in the Verkehrsgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern rail network
- Subsequent capacity expansion to four-car trainsets ensures sustainable value creation over the entire lifecycle
Alpha Trains, the European continent’s largest leasing company for rail rolling stock, has ordered seven Desiro Mainline (ML) regional trains from Siemens Mobility. Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn GmbH (ODEG) will lease the trains for service in the rail network Baltic coast east operated from December 2019 onwards by the ODEG on behalf of Verkehrsgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (VMV). The production has already started at the Siemens Mobility train manufacturing facility in Krefeld. “Alpha Trains ordered the Desiro ML as its first customer many years ago and we are pleased that this proven and reliable platform is also used for this project” said Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director of Alpha Trains Europa GmbH.
- ETCS approval for Baseline 3 in Germany and Sweden
- Improved availability thanks to intelligent infrastructure
- Approval for other countries to follow
Germany’s Federal Railway Authority (EBA) has approved the Vectron locomotive for operating in Germany with the European Train Control System (ETCS) Baseline 3. Approval for Sweden has already been received. Additional countries will follow.
Siemens Mobility's Vectron locomotives are used for both freight and passenger service. During the development of the locomotive, the focus was on providing a future-proof design, investment security, environmental compatibility, fungibility, retrofitting capability and convertibility. The Vectron can be delivered as a purely electrical version for operating with alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) power systems as well as a multisystem (MS) variant in the power classes 5.2 MW, 5.6 MW and 6.4 MW. Along with the desired national train control system, the locomotives can also be equipped with the latest European Train Control System (ETCS). The locomotives are built in the Siemens Mobility plant in Munich-Allach, Germany. The first Vectron was delivered in 2012. Siemens Mobility has sold over 800 Vectrons to date to a total of 42 customers. The Vectron fleet has accumulated more than 175 million kilometers of service so far. The locomotives are currently certified for operation in 18 countries. For freight transport in Germany, Siemens Mobility also offers the Smartron standard locomotive and the Vectron Dual Mode, a combination of diesel and electric locomotive.
Shifting freight transport to rail has its limitations. Therefore, a share of this transport will need to be carried out by trucks that combine reliable service with minimum environmental impact. The eHighway system is twice as efficient as conventional internal combustion engines. This Siemens Mobility innovation supplies trucks with power from an overhead contact line. This reduces local air pollution and contributes significantly to the decarbonization of the transport sector.
Siemens has recently been contacted by groups and individuals expressing their opinion on the Adani Carmichael coal mine project in Queensland, Australia.
The breath-taking rise of Bangkok to become a leading business center in Asia created a basic challenge for the city to ensure the mobility of millions of people. Before 1999, people used to take a bus, motorcycle or taxi for almost 80 per cent of their daily travel needs. This created congestion in large parts of Bangkok's infrastructure, making traffic jams a daily occurrence. The travel speed in downtown Bangkok was usually less than ten kilometers per hour. This not only affected the mobility of the commuters but had also an impact on the quality of life. Without a working rapid transit and mainline traffic concept, Thailand's capital was bound to grind to a standstill.
- 22 trains from Siemens Mobility and Bozankaya in passenger service
- Enhanced passenger experience and more capacity
In Bangkok, Thailand, all 22 metro trains delivered by the consortium of Siemens Mobility and Turkish railway manufacturer Bozankaya are now in operation on the existing BTS (Skytrain System) Green Lines including its extensions. The last train entered service on the inaugurated Green Line extensions in October 2019. By the 4th of December 2019, Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company (BTSC) will commence passenger service on the newly completed section of the Green Line from Kheha Station to Kasetsart University Station. In total, 22 four-car trains have been delivered with the scope of Siemens Mobility delivering bogies, drive and brake systems, auxiliary services as well as the project management, engineering, design and commissioning of the trains. The trains were built at the Bozankaya plant in Ankara, Turkey. Siemens Mobility will maintain the trains over a period of 16 years.