- Bombardier showcases its strategy and vision for leading the transition into the next generation of sustainable urban transport
- Digitalization and virtual reality to take center stage at global transport exhibition
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation will be one of the main exhibitors at this year’s Global Public Transport Summit, taking place in Montreal from May 15-17. The summit, organized by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), will focus on the rapid and significant transition that the urban mobility industry is currently undergoing.
Laurent Troger, President, Bombardier Transportation, said, “Bombardier has the industry’s broadest product portfolio and hundreds of ongoing projects in over 200 cities across the globe. This gives us the leverage and scale we need to develop customised mobility and connectivity solutions while steering the mobility transition as it takes on an ever increasing digital character. We will continue to lead the way ahead to make sustainable transportation a reality for all”.
Against this digital backdrop, Bombardier Transportation’s presence at UITP will be centred on an immersive virtual reality presentation that showcases how its holistic approach and portfolio of transportation systems are meeting the global challenge of growing urbanization. Immersed in a virtual 3-D city, visitors can experience various Bombardier technologies seamlessly integrated into the urban transport ecosystem, each equipped with additional features to enhance capacity, safety and service. This includes the BOMBARDIER MOVIA Maxx metro platform, the BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 light rail system, an elevated BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system or the BOMBARDIER OPTIFLO solution.
High capacity is the MOVIA Maxx metro’s key strength and when combined with the proven BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control system, operators can choose from the full range of modes; with driver to fully automated and driverless. As a metro project’s affordability is a vital precondition to its success, the MOVIA Maxx metro platform is designed to deliver great value for money in terms of passenger capacity, energy consumption, reliability and availability.
Visitors can also see the FLEXITY 2 light rail system equipped with the Obstacle Detection Assistance System (ODAS), a major breakthrough in tram safety. This safety-enhancing technology uses a very precise near field monitoring system with stereo camera technology to scan the area ahead. The ODAS automatically detects objects on or moving near to the tram track and instantaneously evaluates any potential risk before responding accordingly.
Another key highlight at the exhibition will be the BOMBARDIER OPTIFLO solution, an innovative maintenance and signalling technology that improves rail assets’ maintenance costs and availability by providing a full range of aftermarket services including help desk and technical support as well as obsolescence, asset, and configuration management. At the UITP event, a fully interactive demo will focus on the EBI Tool Maintenance and Diagnostics Centre and will include live site data from New Jersey signalling systems and products collected from one of Bombardier’s remote sensor units. Visit us at the UITP exhibition, stand no. 2J100, Level 2.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 37,150 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.
Bombardier is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.
Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, we posted revenues of $16.3 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
Notes to Editors
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