Germany: Public Transport Market Overview, Smart Solutions and Knowledge Exchange at InnoTrans 2014

From Sept. 23-26 in Berlin, InnoTrans 2014 will have information on rail technology, smart solutions and public transport trends.

Covering an overall display area of 19,000 square metres and with around half of the exhibitors from abroad, the Public Transport segment will be providing a full overview of the market. The main topics at this year’s event are ticketing services, telematics, digital data communication and passenger information systems.

Focus on smart solutions: the increasingly widespread use of smartphones and tablets opens up new possibilities for communicating and streamlining processes for passengers and public transport companies. In Berlin the industry will be displaying smart solutions in connection with real-time data, eticketing and signalling technology, for example. Among the companies represented in the Public Transport segment will be global players such as Huawei, Cisco and Kapsch, but also established SMEs and startups.

Numerous companies on displays in the CityCube Berlin

In addition to rail technology suppliers the Public Transport segment will feature the bus makers Solaris and a number of public transport companies, including Veolia Verkehr and Netinera Deutschland. Taking part for the first time will be Istanbul Ulasim Sanayi from Turkey, one of the largest public transport companies operating in Istanbul, a city of many million inhabitants. The products exhibited by this public transport company and others, as well as the bus exhibition by Solaris, can be found on the first floor of this new multi-purpose venue, the CityCube Berlin.

Public Transport and Interiors will be augmented by the PTI Hall Forum, which will provide an opportunity for exchanging knowledge and views. Events taking place here will include the International Design Forum and the DB Suppliers’ Forum, which focuses on design and procurement. In addition, the Public Transport Forum will be dwelling on current and future developments in the public transport sector. The heading of this year’s event is ‘Real-time data in public transport networks – a blessing or a curse?’