AITvirtualreality.jpgMONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, May 12, 2017 (ENS) - The Global Public Transport Summit taking place in Montreal from May 15-17 will set the stage for the first official public unveiling of numerous state-of-the-art public transport products or services.


These world premieres will be a key part of the event’s 25,000m² Exhibition at Montréal’s convention centre, Palais des congrès de Montréal, where 330 companies from more than 30 countries will display their latest vehicles, solutions and products.


Organized by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), the summit focuses on the rapid transition that the urban mobility industry is going through right now.


The World Premieres include innovations from several European companies.


  • Alstom, a worldwide provider of integrated transport systems, is showing Mastria, the French company's innovative multimodal system, which aims at streamlining urban transport management by improving capacity and fluidity. Mastria is designed to meet the current and future needs of smart cities. It can coordinate and optimize all types of public transport, from rail to road.


  • The Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) is at the forefront of scientific research in Multi-modal Mobility Systems and in Montreal will present two new software products - EXPERIENCE and Travel Mode Identification.


  • EXPERIENCE is a service to evaluate wayfinding systems and architectural designs before they are built. Using virtual reality technologies it allows to analyze capacity, throughput, walkability and wayfinding systems.


  • Travel Mode Identification is an innovative software solution automatically identifying travel modes of people carrying a smartphone without any user intervention. Possible applications are simple and reliable mobility surveys and novel solutions for automated ticketing.


  • Syntony GNSS provides high performance solutions for underground and confined environment locations. SubWave+ is a new solution, offering underground precise location.


  • SubWave+ is the sister product of SubWave, an operational solution also designed by Syntony and already deployed in all stations in the Stockholm metro.


Subwave makes it possible to locate emergency calls and metro agents underground. SubWave brings zone based location capability and seamless indoor/outdoor transition, and is compatible with TETRA, train or car GPS, and smartphones receivers without any application download or upgrade.


SubWave+ also brings GPS compatibility with high precision. SubWave+ extends the coverage of GPS constellations indoor, sharing with the telecommunication system the radiating cables already installed in the station or the tunnels, and plugs into your control system. It is easy to install, quick to deploy and requires limited maintenance.


German rail technology company Bombardier Transportation is one of the main exhibitors at this year's Global Public Transport Summit.


Bombardier Transportation's presence at UITP will be centered 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 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 and the BOMBARDIER OPTIFLO solution.


High capacity is the MOVIA Maxx metro's key strength and when combined with the 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), designed for tram safety. This technology uses a precise near-field monitoring system with stereo camera to scan the area ahead.


The ODAS automatically detects objects on or moving near the tram track and instantaneously evaluates any potential risk before responding accordingly.


Also on view will be the BOMBARDIER OPTIFLO solution, a maintenance and signaling technology that improves rail maintenance costs and availability. It provides aftermarket services such as 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 Maintenance and Diagnostics Centre Tool and will include live site data from New Jersey signaling systems and products collected from one of Bombardier's remote sensor units.


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 customized 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."


PHOTO: Austrian Institute of Technology's virtual reality system is making its world debut in Montreal at UITP's Global Public Transport Summit (Photo courtesy UITP)


Copyright Environment News Service (ENS) 2015. All rights reserved.