IT-TRANS Study Tour

Date: 2 March 2020, 1 p.m. - 5.45 p.m.

The progressive digital transition changes our everyday life and redefines the way we live and move. The public transport industry also embraces new technologies to create more customer-friendly, more secure, and more efficient services.

Since its first show in 2008, IT-TRANS has offered a platform for decision-makers to foster the digitalisation of public transport and to present and learn about recent innovations.

In the context of IT-TRANS, UITP is offering its members and participants to IT-TRANS an exclusive and free of additional charge a unique Study Tour to explore the new technologies driving our sector forward. Besides site visits, the Tour will offer the participants closed-door discussions with some of the leading actors developing these new technological innovations.


(subject to change)

  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.:
    Volocopter global headquarters - Technical Visit and test flight
  • 3 p.m. - 3.45 p.m.:
    Init global headquarters - Visit and discussion on new technologies
  • 4 p.m.- 4.45 p.m.:
    Karlsruhe Transport Authority (KVV) - Technical visit
  • 5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.:
    PTV global headquarters - Visit and discussion on new technologies

To facilitate the participation and to ensure a more enjoyable experience, UITP and Messe Karlsruhe have planned a bus shuttle for the participants, which will leave from the main train station to ensure a smooth transportation between the different sites during the Tour.

Meeting point

  • Information desk of IT-TRANS at Karlsruhe Central Railway station (central hall)
  • Complimentary bus shuttle services



Volocopter is building the world’s first sustainable and scalable urban air mobility business to bring affordable air taxi services to megacities worldwide. With the VoloCity, the company is developing the first fully electric “eVTOL” aircraft in certification to safely and quietly transport passengers within cities. Volocopter leads and cooperates with partners in infrastructure, operations, and air traffic management to build the ecosystem necessary to ‘Bring Urban Air Mobility to Life’.


INIT is the worldwide only supplier that covers the complete range of tasks, including integrated planning, dispatching, telematics and ticketing systems, which public transport companies face to provide their service. With our uniquely integrated system of hard- and software solutions, we offer maximum assistance in their complex work.

Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV)

As the third largest transport association in Baden-Württemberg, the KVV transports over 170 million passengers annually. Standstill is not an option for KVV. That is why since its foundation in 1994, KVV is constantly looking for innovative ideas. It did so with constant success.


PTV Group improves mobility and transport – by using world-class software, data and scientific know-how gained from four decades of experience in planning and optimising the movement of people and goods. Recognised as global market player with German technology, PTV help cities, companies and people save time and money, enhance road safety and minimise the impact on the environment. Based on its unique expertise in every facet of mobility, PTV support smooth traffic flow.


Limited capacities: 25 pax

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