- DS3: ÖBB and Siemens Mobility put the first digital interlocking architecture into operation in Achau, Austria
- Digitalisation generates major economic benefits for infrastructure operators
- First approval of a digital SIL4 interlocking based on COTS hardware
Together with Siemens Mobility, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG has put a completely new digitalisation solution in the field of safety and security technology into operation at the train station in Achau, Austria: The “Distributed Smart Safe System” (DS3) is an innovative digitalisation solution and the basis for cloud-enabled interlocking (“Interlocking in the Cloud”).
- Research projects with volume of €1.7 million and term of 30 months
- Studies of highest automation levels in regional and mainline transport
- Important impetus for digitizing railways
Siemens Mobility and prominent partners have won two innovative research projects from the German Center for Rail Traffic Research (DZSF) to study the safety of automated rail operations. The aim is to define the criteria needed for approving fully automated regional and mainline rail service. The two projects will be funded with €1.7 million and are scheduled to run for 30 months.
- Siemens Mobility supplying the complete system technology for C-ITS in Austria
- C-ITS allows for exchange of information between vehicles and the road via ITS-G5 broadcast technology
- ASFiNAG is the first infrastructure provider in Europe to install C-ITS
Siemens Mobility is pleased to announce that it is
partnering with ASFiNAG, the operating authority for the Austrian highway network,
to provide the technology for an intelligent traffic
management system that facilitates the exchange of safety information between
vehicles and the road. The “Cooperative Intelligent Transport System”
(C-ITS) is a next generation traffic management system that uses
broadcast technology to analyze roadway conditions and disseminates information
to motorists relating to traffic jams, accidents, and lane
closures. ASFiNAG is the first infrastructure
provider in Europe to reach the milestone of installing a network connecting
the vehicle and road. The process of implementing the system across 2,200
kilometers of highway and expressway in Austria has already started.
- Flexible capacity expansion thanks to quick availability
- Reliable operation with sophisticated technology
- Attractive price based on standardization
Siemens Mobility is presenting the new Mireo Smart train today. It enables operators to quickly expand their capacity and ensures profitable operation thanks to its attractive price, low maintenance costs and very high degree of reliability.
- Over 100 combined diesel and electric locomotives already ordered
- Sustainable and cost-effective solution for freight transport in Germany
The Vectron Dual Mode locomotive from Siemens Mobility received authorization for operation in Germany from the Federal Railway Authority (EBA) on October 29, 2020. To date, Railsystems RP, Mindener Kreisbahnen GmbH, and Stern & Hafferl have ordered the Vectron Dual Mode. The Siemens Mobility Test Center in Wegberg-Wildenrath has also ordered a locomotive for delivery trips. The dual mode locomotives ordered by DB Cargo in September will also benefit from the authorization.
- Siemens Mobility intends to acquire Aldridge Traffic Controllers (ATC) based in Sydney, Australia
- ATC is a traffic controller provider with manufacturing and engineering competencies as well as a licensed SCATS® software distributor
- ATC is a main player in the Asia-Pacific market for urban traffic management, where SCATS® is the predominant technology
- The intended acquisition will allow Siemens Mobility ITS to enhance its core business, gain access to new customers and to expand its footprint
- Siemens Mobility will further implement its strategy for ITS to reduce congestion, increase safety and comfort and improve air quality in cities around the world
- The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval by the respective authorities
Siemens Mobility has initiated proceedings for the acquisition of Aldridge Traffic Controllers (ATC), a main player in the market for urban traffic control and SCATS® customers around the world. ATC is one of a few companies holding a license to distribute the Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS®), a holistic, innovative and scalable system of traffic management software and SCATS® type approved controllers. Through the intended acquisition, SCATS® customers will get access to Siemens Mobility’s broad Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) product and solution portfolio as well as global ITS domain competence. Furthermore, the intended acquisition of ATC will allow Siemens Mobility to strengthen its core business of traffic management and expand its footprint and operations in the APAC region, one of the fastest growing markets for traffic management. As a result of this intended acquisition, Siemens Mobility will be able to provide the entire chain of major adaptive traffic control systems globally.
- Order worth almost €400 million
- Avenio HF light rail vehicles provide highest passenger comfort
- 24-year contract for service and spare parts to guarantee availability
Düsseldorfer Rheinbahn AG and Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft AG have jointly ordered 109 Avenio HF high-floor light rail vehicles from Siemens Mobility, including an option for an additional 48 units. The contract also includes the maintenance and servicing of the Duisburg vehicles for 24 years and an option for a further eight years. A 24-year spare parts supply contract was signed for the Düsseldorf vehicles. The order has a volume of almost €400 million.
Digitally networked Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) convinces jury of experts
The “RRX – digital and optimally networked” project from Siemens Mobility has won the German Mobility Award 2020. A jury of high-ranking experts selected the project from around 300 applicants. According to the jury, the project is a valuable contribution toward achieving flexible, fully networked and future-oriented mobility, and represents a shining example of Germany’s strength as a location for business.
- Memorandum of Understanding for joint holistic hydrogen system for rail
- Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility decarbonize the mobility sector
Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop and offer hydrogen systems for trains. The agreement was signed by Albrecht Neumann, CEO of Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility and Armin Schnettler, Executive Vice President (EVP) of New Energy Business at Siemens Energy. The project aims at jointly developing holistic hydrogen solutions for rail transport and offering them to customers to promote the hydrogen economy in Germany and Europe and support decarbonization in the mobility sector.
- Valley Metro orders 14 additional light rail vehicles from Siemens Mobility
- Improved availability and enhanced passenger experience
The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority has ordered 14 S700 light rail vehicles (LRV) from Siemens Mobility. The new trains will operate in Phoenix, Arizona, in the U.S. They will be built at the Siemens Mobility facility in Sacramento, California. Valley Metro previously ordered 11 light rail trains from Siemens Mobility in 2017.