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2018-09-13
Federal Minister for Transport named honorary patron of IT-TRANS 2020
Federal Minister for Transport named honorary patron of IT-TRANS 2020

In 2020, IT-TRANS will have a prominent supporter: Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, has accepted the honorary patronage of the international conference and trade fair.

“A well-functioning public transport system can significantly improve the quality of life in our cities and rural areas. Public transport must be attractive, safe, reliable and affordable. International experts come together at IT-TRANS to work on new mobility concepts. This means that this industry gathering plays an important role in shaping the mobility of tomorrow”, says Minister Scheuer.

Federal Minister for Transport named honorary patron of IT-TRANS 2020
2018-03-12
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2018-03-05
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On March 6 IT-TRANS welcomes more than 5.000 visitors from all over the world in Karlsruhe. Until March 8 IT and public transport experts will debate and discuss the future of mobility.

How will digitalization change the future of public transport? Which digital revolutions are waiting for us? What are the current groundbreaking developments in research?

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2018-02-21
New: Demonstration track of autonomous driving in public transport
Attendees at IT-TRANS will be able to experience the AMoTech self-driving bus on a demonstration track.
Attendees at IT-TRANS will be able to experience the AMoTech self-driving bus on a demonstration track.

For the first time, a self-driving bus will be available to pick up IT-TRANS attendees from the hall entrance and take them for a short test drive on the exhibition grounds. The electric vehicle is provided by AMoTech GmbH, a 100-percent subsidiary of Trapeze Switzerland GmbH, and is currently also in trial operation on the grounds of its plant in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland. “Our bus has the capacity to transport 11 people and can drive at speeds of up to 25 km per hour”, says Dominique Müller, Managing Director of AMoTech. The “Trapizio” does not have a steering wheel and can drive and brake independently – although it does still need to have a person on board monitoring its operation. If the bus encounters unexpected hindrances or pedestrians in its path, it stops automatically. “Thanks to its advanced technology, the bus has a faster reaction time than a human being. And its numerous sensors let our bus navigate even narrow passages”, adds Müller.

2018-02-21
Launch of on-demand ridesharing service by the moovel Group and KVV
Karlsruhe Transport Network (KVV) is joining forces with the Stuttgart-based moovel Group to introduce an on-demand shuttle service during IT-TRANS. Users place their transport request via the “KVV.mobil” app and are then collected with a van at their location and taken to a destination of their choice – without any rigidly defined timetable.
Karlsruhe Transport Network (KVV) is joining forces with the Stuttgart-based moovel Group to introduce an on-demand shuttle service during IT-TRANS. Users place their transport request via the “KVV.mobil” app and are then collected with a van at their location and taken to a destination of their choice – without any rigidly defined timetable.

Karlsruhe Transport Network (KVV) is joining forces with the Stuttgart-based moovel Group to introduce an on-demand shuttle service in March. The new mobility service is to be tested in a pilot phase during IT-TRANS. On these three days, trade fair visitors and local people can use the new mobility service free of charge.

The idea behind the pilot project is that users place their transport request via the “KVV.mobil” app and are then collected with a van at their location and brought to a destination of their choice – without any rigidly defined timetable. The users share the shuttle vehicle with other passengers. An algorithm calculates the fastest route through the city to one of more than 100 stops that are served. The on-demand ridesharing service is available on each of the three trade fair days, on Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to midnight, on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Users will not be charged during the piloting period.

Users place their transport request via the “KVV.mobil” app
users place their transport request via the “KVV.mobil” app

The new mobility service is based on moovel’s on-demand platform, which enables the

efficient operation of a demand-oriented, flexible fleet using intelligent journey management –

so-called "routing", and the grouping of trip requests – so-called "pooling". During the pilot phase, the fleet will consist of ten Mercedes-Benz V-class vehicles. If other people have booked a similar journey, the moovel algorithm pools the requests so that one vehicle can be shared by several passengers (“ridesharing”). The routes to destinations in Karlsruhe are suitably dynamic, with travel and arrival times and optimum starting and ending stops calculated individually. To ensure that users get from A to B as quickly as possible, routes are constantly calculated and updated, factoring in real-time data from traffic updates and the public transport network. The algorithm also calculates the expected demand in advance, allowing the fleet size to be projected and managed accordingly.

2018-01-16
Big Data – Empowering Public Transport 4.0

Big data allows for new views on public transport operator’s data and creates transparency in terms of information and costs.

Continuous recording of vehicle positions as well as of meta data (“which vehicle has been where and when”, quality assurance, schedule optimization), information on fuel consumption and routes driven (relevant for e-mobility applications) are only a few of the applications big data is being used for. In addition, big data provides insights that can be used to answer questions asked by controllers (“how much do we have to pay to provide certain transport services”).

All on-board vehicle systems can be used as data sources (i.e. AVL information, passenger counting data, vehicle can bus data (speed, temperatures, power consumption of on-board devices – especially interesting regarding electric vehicles)). Data will be recorded synchronously and transferred to backend systems. Depending on intended data usage data will be processed either in real time or be recorded on board of a vehicle and transferred to backend systems using block transfer.

Real time data processing is being used to allow for fast reaction in case of malfunctions and breakdowns to minimize impact and costs and to reduce downtime. Additionally, service intervals are easier to schedule depending on needs. Real time data also is being provided to feed passenger information systems.

With TransMoveo managers are flexible in terms of time and space: Relevant information is provided in real time and can be obtained using desk top systems or mobile devices.

All data is kept on server systems and can be processed, e.g. to generate reports regarding quality of services, schedule optimization and, of course, for further data analysis.

Visit transmoveo at IT-TRANS in the dm-arena, Stand C23.

For more information:

TransMoveo GmbH, Rotrehre 21, 31542 Bad Nenndorf, Germany

Telephone +49 5723 91988-0, E-Mail: press@transmoveo.de

www.transmoveo.de

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2018-01-10
AWAAIT presents system to automatically control fare evasion

The Barcelona-based software company AWAAIT will present its fare dodging control system DETECTOR at the IT-TRANS 2018 held in Karlsruhe from March 6th until March 8th. The UITP (International Association for Public Transport) recognized the system’s pioneering features in June 2015 by nominating it as one of the four global finalists for the Operational and Technical Excellence Award, whilst the European Commission has funded the project with a H2020-SME Instrument grant.

DETECTOR is an automatic real-time video analytics system that aims to tackle fare evasion on public transport. Via an Artificial Intelligence-Machine Learning (AI-ML) set of algorithms that analyse video streams from cameras near ticket barriers, the system operates in real-time and provides very precise alerts to security staff. Ticket inspectors immediately receive images of fare dodging incidents via a mobile app, enabling them to react rapidly.

Consequently, checks on paying passengers are drastically reduced. There is less need for frequent mass ticket inspections to control fare dodging, which results in more efficient surveillance as well as an increase in trust and satisfaction of paying passengers. On the other hand, fare evasion reduction helps to improve public transport economic sustainability.

DETECTOR is the first successful attempt that combines artificial vision and mobile technologies to aid ticket inspectors to tackle tailgating and gate jumping. FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya), a regional and commuter train operator in Barcelona and development partner, reported a 70% drop in fare evasion during evaluation tests. Moreover, more than 1.2 million unnecessary individual ticket inspections to paying passengers were avoided since the beginning of the system’s deployment.

DETECTOR currently operates in four of the main FGC stations in Barcelona and is being deployed in a fifth one. A test in another European city has begun, marking the beginning of the system’s global expansion.

Visit AWAAIT at the dm-arena, Stand E26.

For more information contact:

Awaait Artificial Intelligence, S.L.

Av. Diagonal 601, 8ª Planta

08028 – Barcelona (Spain)

Tel.: +34 93 255 61 07 - Fax +34 93 255 61 09

www.awaait.com

comm@awaait.com

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