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InnoTrans 2018: Mobility in the Smart City

T-Systems and Detecon will present a comprehensive set of solutions, even for smaller cities and regions, at InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin from 18-21 September in hall 2.1, booth 302. The solutions are easy to implement and integrate, combinable and – above all – economical.
In the middle of the 20th century, 30 percent of the global population lived in the urban centers of the world. Today, this number has risen to over 50 percent, tendency increasing. By 2050, it is expected that 80 percent of the world’s population will be living in cities. At the same time, the growing amount of traffic is already today responsible for more than a fourth of global greenhouse gas emissions.
A digital city – a “ Smart City ” – utilizes digitization in various areas of urban life, and interlinks those. The intelligent urban and traffic planning incorporates measured flows of traffic in order to create the optimum traffic conditions. Today, real-time data facilitates new optimization potentials. The more up to date the information is, and the more information is made available centrally regarding real traffic situations, the more possible it becomes to control and steer traffic in a targeted manner. At the same time, real-time information along with big data and analytics solutions, offers the opportunity for more customer service and operational safety in public transport.
Due to the differing degrees of digitization in the cities and regions, intelligent and modular mobility solutions are required, which address different situations and facilitate the stepwise digitization of mobility – as a contribution towards the realization of a Smart City.
Mobility service providers as operators of public transportation require practicable, easily implemented and interconnectable, intelligent solutions so that they can fulfill their tasks for the implementation of smart mobility.
Only if the traveller can easily, inexpensively and quickly find their best route from A to B, the public transport infrastructure can achieve the attractiveness and competitiveness required for smart mobility. Digital technologies form the basis for such new offers.
T-Systems’ set of individual or interlinked digitization solutions available for public and private transport companies and operators addresses the requirements of the public sector, mobility service providers and travellers to an equal extent.
Solutions by T-Systems for smart mobility at InnoTrans 2018
Different systems available in control centers are depicted on a screen. That way, the operator can see all the status information from all systems at a glance – without long searches and switching through the individual applications. This supports the operator in making fast, situation-specific decisions when controlling the connected means of transportation.
The ITCS / APTMS (Intermodal Transport Control System / Automatic Public Transport Management System) from the Cloud is to become the central control system for information and communications (voice and data) between vehicles and control center, computer-supported operation, passenger information in trains, buses and at bus stops, via mobile frequencies and Internet, and dynamic passenger information. This solution can be combined with E-Ticketing.
The universal end-to-end ticket solution with a full scope of functionalities: from ticket sales up to the validation and inspection of tickets and passports, including all hardware and software. E-Ticketing can be integrated seamlessly into the traffic control and passenger information systems and can be applied to all urban means of transport.
For the first time, passengers are able to travel intermodally completely without a ticket. On entering and exiting the respective means of transportation, the credit, prepaid or post-paid card is recorded. At the end of the day, the sections travelled, vehicles and tariffs are mapped. The customer receives the best-possible price for the total distance and the profits are shared between the participating transport companies.
Deriving traffic and location analyses from precise traffic flows in public areas – this is an easy task using outdoor analytics for anonymized signaling data from the Deutsche Telekom mobile network. Ideal, for example, for the determination of new bus stop locations, but also for the optimization of transport capacities or in order to optimize route networks, travel schedules or income distribution among transport associations using source/target matrices.
Failures can be reliably avoided through predictive maintenance, making travel schedules more reliable and stable. Disruption-free operation becomes possible, while costs decrease via usage-dependent maintenance at optimum times. T-Systems offers this decentralized monitoring service with Smart Monitoring based on collected and analyzed sensor data from the Cloud as required.
Based on forecast models and consistent information, travelers are proactively kept up to date in real-time about delays and capacities within a time span of less than 90 minutes prior to departure. The self-learning system becomes increasingly fast and accurate over time.
Solutions in collaboration with Detecon
With the project “Regelwerk 4.0” (Policy 4.0), a digital compendium, in which maintenance specifications are recorded in flexible modules, is being created. At the same time, an IT connection is implemented into the maintenance process so that in the future, workshops can access policies automatically and according to individual requirements. The project is executed in accordance with agile procedures and continuously supplies the workshops with usable system parts.
“Everything which can be digitized is to be digitized”: Here the question of economic expediency arises in addition to the feasibility. For example, whether older assets such as locomotives, tracks or buildings can be retrofitted with IoT technology in order to learn more about optimum application scenarios. A test using a century-old technology – a steam engine – shows how companies can create added value with little effort and freely-accessible means.
The mobility and logistics sector is currently in the middle of a radical transformation – new customer requirements, technologies and market participants have to be found and utilized. The continuous trend and start-up scouting supports companies in the early identification and assessment of market and technology development.
Digital business models in mobility focus on clear customer benefits and demonstrate their strengths particularly in the currently developing mobility ecosystems. Decisive for their success is the professional support of companies in the digital innovation of business models across the entire process – from brainstorming to selection of partners to successful marketing and scaling within the ecosystems.
Digitization will also affect the creation of routes by railway infrastructure operators – keywords here are autonomous trains, electronic signal boxes, direct train communication, highly-accurate localization, fully automated warning systems and so on. Detecon and T-Systems offer companies a wide portfolio in order to take this step together.