The Innovation Report provides a selective overview of new products due to be shown at InnoTrans 2012. The first 40 illustrated product descriptions are now online. Thus, the InnoTrans website gives industry insiders and journalists an opportunity to preview the latest rail industry products that will be going on display from 18 to 21 September in Berlin. To access this regularly updated selection of innovative transport technology products visitors need only click on www.innotrans.com/innovationreport.
At the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology visitor and media attention will focus on innovation and advances in rail industry products. Numerous exhibits will be shown for the first time to the expert audiences at the fair. Many international companies have now synchronised their innovation cycles with InnoTrans. Consequently, for rail industry professionals from around the world InnoTrans is the firm trade fair venue for product premieres. The latest Innovation Report provides a first indication that this trend is set to continue.
Innovation Report: Product Premieres and Trends
The Innovation Report already lists a number of world product firsts, including ABB Railway’s power electronic traction transformer (PETT) and Antonics-ICP’s OmniPlanar-TOP 230 AMR series of train radio antennas. Overall, the Innovation Report now lists more exhibitors than during the same period in 2010. Furthermore, this year the share of international contributions has risen to over 50 percent. Companies from Europe, Asia as well as Australia and the United States present their innovative products in this latest issue.
A closer look at the Innovation Report reveals a focus on topics such as sustainability and energy efficiency, with numerous innovations picking up on these key themes. Other trends include high-tech digital and electronic products as well as internet applications. Among the software and hardware innovations are data collection systems, information systems and software tools for planning projects and managing vehicle fleets. The report also presents innovative composite materials for manufacturing vehicles as well as cables and connectors.