Future urban transportation will largely be dominated by electric mobility, stated Hans-Jörg Grundmann, chief of the Siemens Mobility Division.
Against this backdrop, Siemens Mobility will be presenting new products and solutions for urban mass transit at the UITP World Congress and Exhibition to be held in Dubai from April 10 to 13. This year, the international exhibition’s slogan is “Boosting public transport: Action”.
However, the Siemens Mobility Division is involved in a lot more than just rail-based transportation. It will also unveil products for individual traffic. With its “Complete mobility” approach, Siemens is aiming for the sensible networking of various transportation modes in order to ensure the efficient and environmentally compatible transport of people and goods.
Increasing urbanization and the resultant rise in the volume of traffic in cities, on the one hand, and the ever greater need to protect the climate, on the other, will fuel the demand for more and more eco-friendly mobility solutions in the coming years. A study by business consultants Booz Allen Hamilton concluded that the world’s major cities will be investing more than five trillion euros in their road and rail infrastructures by the year 2035.
A growth boom is also forecast for the Gulf region. The accessible market in Africa and the Middle East is expected to grow at an annual rate of about 4.5 per cent by 2016.
“Those are very good conditions for us as the world’s leading supplier of integrated transportation and logistics solutions. We want to secure part of this growth, among other things with our new Inspiro metro platform,” said Grundmann.
Siemens is the only company in the world that offers an integrated transportation concept. It includes complete turnkey rail projects, operations control systems for railways and traffic control systems for roadways, traction power supplies, and rolling stock for mass transit, regional and mainline services. Our portfolio also covers airport logistics and postal automation. All in all, Siemens Mobility has a powerful and unique selling position.
The highlight of the Siemens presentation at the exhibition in Dubai will be Inspiro, the brand-new mass transit train. A mockup of this new Siemens metro will be on show there.
Also on display at UITP 2011 will be the Avenio Configurator, the new tramway concept from Siemens Mobility Division. The configurator enables trams to be assembled from two to eight car sections with an overall length of between 18 and 72 meters to match the capacity requirements of every application.
Siemens will also be showing its all-electric omnibus concept for the first time at a UITP Exhibition.
The Electric Bus Rapid Transit system – or “e-BRT” for short – is an innovative, eco-friendly transportation solution offering a high degree of user-friendliness. The “e-BRT” is designed as a zero emission system.