Global innovation tour: InnoTrans displays around 250 world innovations from every market

Aug. 22, 2022
The 42 exhibition halls at InnoTrans will be hosting the world, with a total of more than 2,770 exhibitors from 56 countries displaying their latest products, which include around 250 world innovations.

From Sept. 20-23, 2022, trade visitors at InnoTrans can look forward to more world innovations than ever before. Exhibitors at the thirteenth edition of the leading trade fair for transport technology in Berlin will present around 250 world innovations. Guided tours, the InnoTrans website and the World Innovation Guide provide an overview.

The 42 exhibition halls at InnoTrans will be hosting the world, with a total of more than 2,770 exhibitors from 56 countries displaying their latest products. These include around 250 world innovations which trade visitors can inspect during the fair on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.

Around the world with 14 innovations

The exhibition's choice of innovations begins with 'Mission possible’ from Finland. SATEL has developed a robust Mission-Critical Connectivity Unit (MCCU) platform to solve the connectivity problems encountered by off-highway vehicles in rough terrain. Our next stop is the FiberCAMERA video surveillance system from the Polish exhibitor Neo.Net, which employs fibre optics data communication and can identify and logically combine information on train signals, pantograph position and hazards on railway crossings.

A coffee as a reward for sustainable travel

With its AI-controlled mobility and loyalty platform which rewards passengers for switching to eco-friendly transport, the Swiss company Axon Vibe is incentivising sustainable travel. The East Japan Railway Company (JR East), one of the world’s largest public transit networks, is already using this Swiss innovation for its Tokyo Nudge app. Passengers who encounter transport delays can receive a free coffee from their local store.

Staying in Japan, Hitachi is presenting its Energy RESIBLOC® Rail 25 kV with an integrated cooling system. It features plug-and-play technology for oil-free, dry on-board traction transformers.

The next stop is India, at Sheela Foam. In the wake of constant industry demand for weight reduction the company has developed a new polyurethane foam (75kg/m3) for a further 20 per cent reduction on trains.

Safety is in demand all over the world

In Australia and Israel, the focus is on safety and the visual analysis of objects. Using AI and advanced electro-optical sensors, the driver assistance system made by the Israeli company Rail Vision identifies and categorizes obstacles on or near rail tracks. In Australia, 4Tel has designed HORUSTM, an all-seeing AI capable of real-time object analysis, which gives railway staff a better situational awareness during rail operations.

Talking about safety, the next stop is the US exhibitor with the world’s first SIL-4 safety-approved ultra-wide band (UWB) train positioning system. Using the UWB technology developed by Piper Networks it is possible to track the movements of trains, vehicles, platelayers and other rail equipment in real time within a few centimeters, even in difficult areas including underground tunnels and overpasses.

Back in Europe, the French enterprise Crouze is equipping SAS engines with AI. This enables them to run a self-diagnostic routine to preclude failure and improve the reliability of railway systems.

In Greece, AMCO SA has brought the first open-loop project to fruition. The Athens-based company supplies the validators and back office for a project for an “open payment system for 33 Greek urban bus companies“.

Innovative trains from Germany and Switzerland

From buses in Greece to rail transport: with its Mireo Plus H, Siemens Mobility is presenting the next generation of fuel cell trains which combine innovative design with the latest in sustainable technology. The high-performance Mireo Plus H has a power output of 1.7 MW, can accelerate to 1.1 m/s², and features a range of up to 1,000 kilometers (621.4 miles). At InnoTrans, Stadler is also publicly exhibiting its fuel cell-powered FLIRT H2 for the first time. The FLIRT H2 commissioned for the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) is the first fuel cell passenger train made for the US and will significantly contribute to zero emissions technology gaining a foothold in the country’s rail transport market.

The innovative train (Ideenzug) of Südostbayernbahn (SOB) also sets new standards. Ten different departments are addressing passengers’ wide-ranging needs with new developments, innovative design and connectivity features.

Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader in braking systems, is the final stop on this tour. With its newly developed electromechanical braking system (EM brake), a technology by which braking signal and braking energy are generated and transmitted entirely electrically, the company aims to establish a paradigm shift in the train market.

Collaboration across borders in five trade fair segments

This is the first time worldwide that all these innovations and many more are being shown to trade visitors. Overall, visitors can look forward to around 250 world innovations in the five segments Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction.

Guides and World Innovation Tours

All exhibitors’ world innovations are identifiable by a button on the stands, hall plans, in the InnoTrans App and at InnoTrans Plus. In late August the World Innovation Guide will already be available online, and when the fair opens as a print version at the Press Centre with all the world innovations. The InnoTrans website features a selection for those wishing to find out more now.

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