30 Nov '16, 12pm

The answer of growing demand in #mobility lies in #digitalization.

The answer of growing demand in #mobility lies in #digitalization.

Forecasts predict that transport volumes will double by 2050 merely through the advance of urbanization and demographic change. And that growth is going to put strain on public transport systems. “The growing demand for mobility,” notes Dr. Jochen Eickholt, CEO of Siemens Mobility, “is one of the greatest challenges of our time.” The answer, says Eickholt, lies in digitalization. The future is now The extent of what is possible with the digitalization and automation of rail systems is most evident with Line 1 of the Paris Metro. The project to convert Line 1 to fully automated operation began in 2008, with driverless trains coming into operation by the end of 2012. The benefits of conversion have been significant. During peak periods, Line 1 is now able to carry 20% more passengers than in the past, with the shortest possible headways between trains coming down from 105 se...

Full article: https://www.siemens.com/customer-magazine/en/home/mobilit...

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