軌道交通行業發展迅猛 – 2018年的柏林軌道交通展Innotrans展會大獲成功。為期4天的柏林軌道交通展Innotrans在9月21日落下了帷幕。心滿意足的參展商和專業參觀者都是流連忘返。在徹底占滿的柏林展覽中心場地上，共有來自61個國家的3062位參展商推出了交通行業的各種產品和服務項目。 其中包括：400多種創新成果，155種全球首發展品以及155部車輛。在城市交通中對內燃機車、電動車輛和燃料電池車輛，以及電動公交車的選擇，成為此次展會的熱門話題。
今年的柏林軌道交通展Innotrans展會再次證明其作為國際商務熱點活動和鐵路行業的“發動機”擁有的聲譽。例如GE運輸系統集團的首席執行官Rafael Santana就與哈薩克斯坦國家鐵路公司(KTZ)簽署了訂購合同，該公司將購買300臺調車機車。西門子交通集團和德國聯邦鐵路公司將在火車旅行相關創新領域開展合作。在2018年的InnoTrans展會上，西門子交通集團的首席執行官Sabrina Soussan、德國聯邦鐵路公司負責數字化與技術工作的董事Sabina Jeschke以及德國DB Regio鐵路公司董事長J?rg Sandvo?博士簽署了相關協議。
德國與中國的鐵路企業也希望在大都市的軌道交通領域進行密切合作。德國鐵路工業協會 (VDB)主席Volker Schenk和中國城市軌道交通協會常務副會長周曉勤在展會上簽署了一份“中德城市軌道交通合作意向書”。該意向書的內容涵蓋了大都市軌道交通領域的所有規劃、設計、建設和標準化工作。
有9成的參展商期待在展會之后還有后續業務，并表示希望繼續參加下一屆InnoTrans展會。參展商中有推薦意愿的比例超過90%。有相當多的參展商在展會上簽署了業務合同 – 這與專業參觀者的反饋是一致的。
在展會開始的第一天，就舉行了象征性的鑰匙移交儀式 – 第一輛新型的雙層烏尼莫克公鐵兩用車被移交給馬格德堡交通有限兩合公司(MVB)。福伊特公司和利勃海爾公司推出了用于鐵路領域的“Voith Rail Engine”新型發動機。這種性能強大、同時又低排放的軌道車輛發動機是由這兩家老牌技術型企業合作研發的。
在Bus Display上，Solaris公司新型的Trollino 12產品首次推向全球，這種發動機以其低噪音和環保型特色著稱于世。Bus Display從2016年首次引入展會就備受歡迎。當10輛電動巴士在夏日花園展區巡回行駛時，展會首次舉辦的國際巴士論壇正在探討電動公交車應用在短途客運領域的可行性。
InnoTrans會議 – 決策者的高端論壇
今年的展會首次舉辦了為期4天的HackTrain黑客馬拉松，有80位參賽選手展示了鐵路行業的智能化IT技術也同樣可以與時俱進。第一名的桂冠由名為“Veggie on Rails”的三人團隊獲得 – 他們完成了英國NetworkRail公司布置的任務，即如何在暴風雨中更好地監控綠化帶？陪審團的評語是他們“在充分了解客戶需求”。該解決方案成本很低，對現有的監控視頻記錄進行分析，然后結合GPS數據，對植物生長類型進行分級。獲獎團隊的每位成員都可獲得一張價值600英鎊（670歐元）的旅行優惠券。第二名獲獎團隊是“ELB - Efficiency Less Bureaucracy”，他們的設計方案可以通過聲控系統幫助工程師查找信息。“Safety_Eye”團隊獲得第三名，他們的警報系統通過音頻、圖像和可傳輸的信號，對軌道工人起到更好的保護作用。
城市快軌的試乘專座 – 公眾參觀日的關注熱點
周末的公眾參觀日 - 雖然秋天的天氣變化無常，但還是有12000位私人參觀者 來到軌道展區和露天場地，參觀155輛展出的車輛。其中包括阿爾斯通公司的Avelia HorizonTM 雙層高速列車、中國中車股份有限公司的混合型交流電驅動調車機車、福斯羅公司的四軸DE 18型機車。西門子和Stadler公司研發的新型的柏林城市快軌也引起了人們極大興趣。德國DB Regio鐵路公司的概念列車同樣備受關注。
德國鐵路工業協會 (VDB)總經理Ben M?bius博士:
柏林軌道交通展Innotran展會堪稱一鳴驚人。其中涉及的話題包括電池動力、氫動力、數字化、虛擬空間安全 – 這些很明顯都是交通行業的未來議題。這場非同凡響的全球頂級會展展現了我們這個行業的創新實力，令人印象深刻。我們致力于在全世界降低氣候保護和客服質量的實施難度。我相信：InnoTrans 2018正是印證了這一點，鐵路工業不但意義非凡，而是樂趣無窮。
歐洲鐵路工業聯盟(UNIFE) 總干事Philippe Citro?n:
每屆柏林軌道交通展Innotrans展會都證明是全球最具吸引力的鐵路工業展會，同時也是 鐵路專家的交流平臺。UNIFE利用這個機會，展示了第7次“世界鐵路市場研究”的成果，以促進歐洲與國際相關組織的合作，同時探討歐洲鐵路供應領域的重要議題，例如實現鐵路4.0規劃、歐洲鐵路運輸管理系統(ERTMS) 、競爭力、數字化和科研工作，以及質量問題(IRIS Certification?)。我非常期待2020年的下一屆展會，那肯定會打破2018年的紀錄。
在今年的柏林軌道交通展Innotrans展會上，我們提出了“Together we move”的口號，展現了全新的企業形象，帶來了全新的設計成果。作為全球200多個城市的戰略合作伙伴，我們在InnoTrans上擁有獨一無二的機會，與客戶和決策者探討交通工具方面的要求和我們公司的先進方案，以便配合城市的發展和經濟增長要求。
西門子交通集團首席執行官Sabrina Soussan和Michael Peter:
德國隧道和交通運輸設施研究會( STUVA )會長Roland Leucker工程師-博士:
對克諾爾公司來說，InnoTrans 2018象征著我們這個時代的大趨勢：城市化、數字化和生態效益。對我們來說，這個展會是與全球客戶進行交流的理想平臺， 從中可以探討鐵路系統的電氣化和聯網化具體方案。我們的議事日程集中在可持續發展和新技術方面，由此充分滿足參觀者的興趣。其中通過兩個示范性項目展示。我們的子公司Kiepe Electric公司在InnoTrans上與德國聯邦鐵路公司簽署了一份檢測二氧化碳空調機的合同。除此之外，杜塞爾多夫的萊茵鐵路公司參觀了克諾爾公司，并且成為全球第一個加入克諾爾制動公司的iCOM數字化平臺的交通企業。iCOM作為數據交流中心，可以監控軌道車輛的狀態，幫助運營商提前進行車輛維護，節約相關成本 。
德國交通論壇(DVF)總經理Heike van Hoorn:今年我們作為DVF在InnoTrans上成功舉辦了論壇活動。主題是“公交巴士車與鐵路的新型運輸服務 – 數字化技術將如何改變公共交通？”吸引了200多位參觀者來到廣播塔宮殿。其中包括參加論壇的高端嘉賓，也包括專業觀眾。除了InnoTrans展會，沒有任何地方可以對上述議題進行如此精準的定位，吸引如此合適的人群!
德國電氣和電子制造商總會(ZVEI) 電牽及車輛部門首席執行官Olaf Zinne:
Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.公司的內部溝通經理Marcin Napiera?a:
Solaris公司是第6次成功參加柏林軌道交通展Innotrans展會了。柏林展會一如既往關注電動車輛的發展，是找到客戶和供應商的最佳平臺。Solaris公司今年在陽光明媚的夏季花園Bus Display展區推出了兩種新車。一種是全球首次展出的Urbino系列電動公交巴士，另一種是Solaris公司的Trollino 12型無軌電車。這兩種車輛和我們設置在CityCube的公司展臺一樣，都引起了參觀者的極大興趣，而這正是一次成功展會的重要標志。
我們憑借獨立完成的創新成果，牢牢把握住了流行趨勢 – 例如防火性能、低噪音排放或者數字聯網的用途。從這一角度看，InnoTrans展會確實為我們提供了一個出色的平臺，讓我們向國內外的客戶展示我們的最新研究成果和項目。
Thales 德國公司總經理Christoph Hoppe博士:
2018年的柏林軌道交通展Innotrans展會再次證明：這確實是全世界交通領域最重要的展會。Thales公司作為該行業的頂尖企業，在這里和國內外的客戶重逢， 和政界要人相識，開展了諸多卓有成效的會談。我們的主題是“Leading the Digital Mobility”。我們向柏林的觀眾展示我們構想的安全的未來交通工具。同時，我們還展示了我們的技術足以讓世界更安全。其中，我們為傳統的產品配備了獨具創意的新技術，以便讓客戶實現高標準的需求，其中包括“自動駕駛”、“ IoT和網絡化”、“人工智能”、“大數據”或者“Cybersecurity”。每年有80億人次的火車乘客享受到Thales公司的技術，對此我們倍感自豪！
? Attendance exceeds 160,000
? Exhibitors and trade visitors very satisfied
? Public Days attract some 12,000 visitors
? Exhibitors’ comments
Railways are booming, as shown by a successful balance sheet at the end of InnoTrans 2018. The leading international trade fair for transport technology, a four-day event, closed on 21 September, leaving behind very satisfied exhibitors and trade visitors. All available space was occupied on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, where 3,062 exhibitors from 61 countries presented the entire range of products and services for the mobility sector. These included more than 400 innovations, 155 world premieres and no fewer than 155 vehicles. Alternative propulsion systems, battery and fuel-cell powered trains and electric buses for urban use were among the main themes of this trade fair.
During the trade visitor days 161,157 international guests came to Germany’s capital in search of information about the extensive range being offered by the industry. Of this total 153,421 were trade visitors, from 149 countries. The public were invited to attend on the weekend, when some 12,000 of them were drawn to Outdoor Display at InnoTrans.
As a cross-border event InnoTrans connects markets
Once again this year InnoTrans emphatically confirmed its reputation as an international business hotspot and economic power house for the industry. Rafael Santana, president and CEO of GE Transportation, for example, reported signing a contract with the railway company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) to supply 300 shunting locomotives to that country. Siemens Mobility and Deutsche Bahn are planning to work together in order to implement some new ideas about rail travel. A corresponding agreement was signed during InnoTrans 2018 by Sabrina Soussan, CEO of Siemens Mobility, Sabine Jeschke, DB board member for Digitalisation and Technology, and J?rg Sandvoss, board member of DB Regio AG.
Germany and China’s rail industries are also looking to work together closely in the field of urban trail transport. Volker Schenk, president of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), and Zhou Xiaoqin, executive vice president of the China Association of Metros, signed a declaration of intent on “Sino-German cooperation in urban rail transport“. It encompasses coordinating the planning, construction and standardisation of rail transport vehicles in metropolitan regions.
Positive results ensure a positive mood among exhibitors
According to a representative survey, exhibitors and trade visitors gave a positive assessment of InnoTrans throughout. Around 90 per cent of trade visitors were highly satisfied with the business results of their visit and would recommend the trade fair to others. One in two trade visitors occupied a senior position in their company. 56.4 per cent of trade visitors came from abroad. The trade fair attracted especially keen interest among trade visitors from Southern, Eastern and Central Asia, which attracted around 20 per cent of visitors.
90 per cent of exhibitors expected follow-up business to be good and said they would be back for the next InnoTrans. Over 80 per cent said they would recommend the trade fair to others. The large volume of business reported by exhibitors corresponded with the information provided by trade visitors.
Improved passenger comfort, more innovations for the industry
Numerous exhibitors made use of the Outdoor display area at InnoTrans as a high profile stage for products making their world debut. There was a lot of interest in the new Series 484 light rail trains for Berlin’s S-Bahn, which are due to commence scheduled services in 2021. The rolling stock is being manufactured by a consortium formed by Siemens and Stadler. Among the main features of these S-Bahn trains are air-conditioning, an up-to-date passenger information system and more space for baby buggies and bicycles. Another exhibit that was very popular with the public was the DB Regio train of ideas. In addition to a keep-fit cabin, a power napping area and swivelling panorama seats, this life size mock-up also included a children’s play corner.
The first day of the trade fair saw the symbolic handover of the key for the first of the new generation of Unimogs with a twin cab and conversion to road-rail operation, ordered by Magdeburger Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH & Co. KG (MVB). The Voith Rail Engine being exhibited by Voith and Liebherr is a new power unit for the rail industry. This high performance, low emissions engine for rail vehicles is the result of a joint venture between these two leading technology companies.
Bus Display features bus transport of the future
The new Trollino 12 from Solaris made its debut at the Bus Display, and its outstanding characteristics include a very quiet, eco-friendly propulsion system. First introduced in 2016, the Bus Display has become a very popular addition to the trade fair. While ten electric buses made their rounds of the Summer Garden, the newly launched International Bus Forum featured lively discussions by the panel about electric buses and their viability for public transport use.
InnoTrans Convention – High quality forum for decision-makers
The InnoTrans Convention, aimed specifically at decision-makers, is becoming an increasingly important part of the leading international trade fair for transport technology. For example, at the Design Forum experts reported on ways of reconciling contemporary design with efforts to improve the working life of vehicles. Deutsche Bahn presented the relaunch of the DB Lounge at the new Onboard Hospitality Forum. Customer satisfaction with this new concept has increased from 69 to 87 per cent. At the Dialogue Forum representatives of science and practice agreed that the current political and economic conditions for the digitalisation of rail services are exceptionally good.
HackTrain Hackathon presents the innovation potential for the industry
At the four-day HackTrain Hackathon, making its debut at the trade fair this year, the 80 or so developers who took part were able to demonstrate how the rail industry could be revolutionised by smart IT solutions. The first prize was awarded to the three-person team “Veggie on Rails” which, according to the judges, “showed an excellent understanding of the client’s needs” in coming up with the best solution to the task presented to them by the UK’s NetworkRail – What is the best way of monitoring trackside vegetation at risk from the weather? In a highly cost-effective way this concept analysed existing video recordings and combined them with GPS data and a way of classifying the growth of particular types of vegetation. The prize for each member of the team was a travel voucher with a value of 600 pounds sterling (670 euros). In second place was the team “ELB - Efficiency Less Bureaucracy”, whose concept used a voice recognition system to assist engineers in their search for information. “Safety_Eye” came third with an alarm system comprising acoustic, visual and wearable signals to provide track workers with better protection.
Trying out the seats in the new S-Bahn – keen interest during the Public Days
Although the weather was changeable, during the weekend when the general public were admitted, some 12,000 of them came to view the 155 vehicles and rolling stock on the Outdoor Display. These included the Coradia Stream low-floor train from Alstom, a shunting locomotive with a hybrid propulsion unit from CRRC Corporation Limited in China, and the four-axle DE 18 locomotive from Vossloh Locomotives. Visitors were particularly interested in the Berlin S-Bahn (light rail) train from Siemens/Stadler. Another very popular exhibit was the DB Regio train of ideas.
Comments by exhibitors on InnoTrans 2018
Dr. Ben M?bius, Chief Executive, German Railway Association (VDB):
Battery and hydrogen-powered drivetrains, digitalisation, cybersecurity – the future of mobility is ready to go now. This leading international trade fair gave a fascinating demonstration of the innovative capabilities of our industry. Around the world we are pushing the limits of what can be achieved in terms of protecting our climate and offering quality to the customer. I believe InnoTrans 2018 showed that the rail industry stands for a high degree of common sense – and increasingly for fun.
Philippe Citro?n, Director General, Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE):
With every edition InnoTrans proves itself to be the most attractive exhibition for the rail industry in the world and the place to be for rail professionals. UNIFE took again the opportunity to present the results of the 7th edition of the World Rail Market Study, to reinforce the cooperation with the other European and international stakeholders, as well as to address key issues for the European Rail Supply Industry such as the implementation of the 4th Railway Package, ERTMS, competitiveness, digitalization, research and innovation, and quality (IRIS Certification?). Even though this edition just finished I am already looking forward to the next one in 2020, which will for sure surpass the records established by the 2018 edition.
Chad Edison, Deputy Secretary for Transportation, California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA):
"In California, like in many other countries, we have the vision to achieve a rapid transportation system of high quality and use a renewable energy system that reduces our footprint on the world. Rail is a big opportunity for doing that. Many cutting edge investments in rolling stock and batteries, and in new approaches to managing rail systems, are on display at the InnoTrans fair in a very concentrated form. The fair offers us a broad overview and the opportunity to be informed about many new developments in a short period of time. At InnoTrans we are having a chance to interact with people who are developing stunning technological and transportation solutions all around the world, getting in contact with them and calling attention to the business opportunities in the United States.”
Dr. Michael Holzapfel, Senior Vice President Business Unit Rail - Industrial Europe, Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG:
The rail industry is in a state of transition, and Schaeffler is actively involved in shaping the mobility of the future. This was also evident to us this year at InnoTrans from the upsurge in the interest shown by visitors, particularly in our services and servicing concepts. Once again InnoTrans provided an outstanding platform for discussions with customers and business associates, which were a renewed success in 2018. We were able to set the seal on two forward-looking joint ventures in the field of digitalisation.
Holger Doth, Division Manager, Road-Rail Vehicles, Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks:
The international renown of InnoTrans makes it an industry event of superlatives. We were able to establish new contacts and strengthen existing links at home and abroad. We drew very positive conclusions at the end of the fair. Our guests were clearly impressed by the diversity and performance characteristics of the Unimog. In the dual road-rail mode it is steadily gaining importance as a flexible and economical utility vehicle for shunting work or for infrastructural maintenance.
Laurent Troger, President, Bombardier Transportation:
At this year’s InnoTrans, we launched our new corporate positioning and design under the slogan: “Together we move”. As a strategic partner to more than 200 cities across the globe, InnoTrans represents a unique opportunity for us to discuss with customers and decision-makers about the mobility challenges they are facing and to discuss our state-of-the art solutions, which help cities grow and their economies develop.
Dr. Richard Lutz, CEO, Deutsche Bahn AG:
The high level of international interest in InnoTrans clearly showed that rail transport plays a key role in creating sustainable forms of mobility in our society. With our participation in the fair we showed that new technology can take rail transport to a higher level. With our new Digital Rail Germany programme Deutsche Bahn will increase capacity for rail transport and increase reliability.
Peter Jenelten, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Stadler Rail Group:
When InnoTrans is set as the deadline, with the words ’ This train has to be ready in time for InnoTrans’, then there is no going back. It has to be done.
Andreas Busemann, Chairman of the Board, Vossloh AG:
Once again InnoTrans provided the venue for highly promising, in-depth discussions about innovative technologies that showed the way forward in the railway sector. At Vossloh the possibilities offered by digitalisation are the key to attaining much higher levels in the efficient use and maintenance of high investment railway infrastructure. It seems to me that our customers and trade visitors are keen to discuss these issues with us because they realise that we are well informed about the physical aspects of rail track. In addition to choosing the right topics we have also struck a chord with our customers with our innovative products.
Sabrina Soussan and Michael Peter, CEOs, Siemens Mobility GmbH:
InnoTrans 2018 went extremely well for us. We spoke with many customers about joint projects, which both confirmed our efforts and inspired us, and there was keen interest in our products. The main focus was on the digital transformation, which with our technology enables operators around the world to make trains and infrastructures intelligent, to generate long-term added value over the entire life cycle, improve passenger comfort and guarantee availability.
Dr.-Ing. Roland Leucker, Managing Director, Research Association for Tunnels and Transportation (STUVA):
Once again, this year’s InnoTrans has shown what an important role tunnel construction plays in railway infrastructure. This was well illustrated by the keen response to the STUVA Tunnel Forum.
Klaus Deller, Chairman of the Board, Knorr-Bremse AG:
For Knorr Bremse the InnoTrans 2018 was dominated by the major trends of our time, i.e. urbanisation, digitalisation and eco-efficiency. For us the fair is the ideal platform for meeting with our customers around the world, and for discussing concrete solutions to the electrification and connectivity of systems in the railway industry. Our agenda focussed on sustainability and technology, and in this respect it was very much in line with the interests of visitors. This was demonstrated using two projects as examples: During InnoTrans our subsidiary Kiepe Electric signed a contract with Deutsche Bahn to investigate CO2 –based air conditioning systems. Knorr-Bremse also invited Düsseldorfer Rheinbahn to be our guest and this company is among the first transport companies anywhere in the world to implement the digital platform iCOM from Knorr-Bremse. iCOM is a central data hub that monitors the condition of rail vehicles and helps operators to introduce predictive and more cost-effective maintenance.
Dr. Heike van Hoorn, Managing Director, German Transport Forum (DVF):
This year we at the DVF were again very successfully represented at InnoTrans with our Dialogue Forum. The subject of “New mobility services plus bus and rail – How is digitalisation altering public transport?” attracted more than 200 people to the Palais am Funkturm. This success was due to some extent to the high quality of our panel, but of course also to the experts who attended. There is no better opportunity that that presented by InnoTrans for focusing on such topics and for meeting the right audiences.
Jürgen Fenske, President, Association of German Transport Companies (VDV):
This year, with more than 3,000 exhibitors and a wealth of rail technology innovations, InnoTrans, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Transport Technology, showed that public bus and train services are becoming more and more important. In Germany more than ten billion customers make use of local public transport every year. Political decision-makers, who also attended InnoTrans in large numbers, have generally accepted the pivotal role of public transport in protecting our climate and maintaining clean air. The fair showed us once again that passenger and rail freight services stand for modern and sustainable forms of transport that can continue to grow providing political decision-makers target innovative and environmentally friendly transport throughout.
Olaf Zinne, Managing Director Electric Traction Systems and Vehicles Division, Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie (ZVEI):
Besides alternative powertrains the main topic at InnoTrans 2018 was the digital transformation. Where driverless vehicles and pre-emptive maintenance were concerned, German companies were able to demonstrate their innovative capabilities, with technology spearheaded by the electrical engineering industry. InnoTrans impressively confirmed its role as the leading trade fair for this sector.
Marcin Napiera?a, Internal Communications Manager, Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.:
Solaris has now successfully completed its sixth InnoTrans. With an ever-increasing focus on all aspects of electro-mobility, this Berlin trade fair is the perfect meeting place for customers and suppliers. This year Solaris presented two vehicles at the Bus Display in the sunny Summer Garden. An electric bus from the Urbino range and, making its world debut, a Solaris Trollino 12 trolleybus. Both of these vehicles and the company stand at the CityCube attracted enormous interest, which is a good yardstick for a successful trade fair.
Claus-Peter Spille, Divisional Director for Air Suspension and Air Damping Systems, Continental:
As a one stop shop for innovative solutions we meet the trends and the main contributory factors such as fire protection, reduced noise emissions and applications for digital interconnectedness. In this respect InnoTrans provided us with an outstanding platform for presenting our latest developments and projects to our customers at home and abroad.
Dr. Christoph Hoppe, CEO, Thales Deutschland:
InnoTrans 2018 proved once again that it is the leading trade fair for transport technology. As a key player, Thales was able to meet its customers from Germany and abroad, welcome political stakeholders and hold a lot of good talks. Our topic was ”Leading Digital Mobility". We were able to show Berlin audiences what we have in mind for the future of safe transport. We were able to demonstrate how our technology helps to make the world that little bit safer. We combine traditional products with innovative new technology to support our customers’ bold ambitions, be it in the field of driverless operations, IoT and connectivity, artificial intelligence, big data or cybersecurity. Every year, eight billion train passengers benefit from technology by Thales, of which we are very proud.