Actors

German technology has developed a reputation for outstanding reliability and high efficiency; the field is known for its highly trained and creative engineers who work in universities, research institutes, and numerous specialised companies—some with international renown.

businesses
  • Altran Technologies is a global company operating primarily in high technology and innovation consultancy and has a staff of over 24,000 employees in more than 20 countries and a turnover of EUR 1.756 bn in 2014. Altran Innovation Makers have been providing their expertise for over thirty years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway, and Telecoms sectors, among others. Covering every stage of project development from strategic planning to manufacturing, Altran solutions capitalize on the Group’s technological know-how in five key areas: Innovative Product Development, Intelligent Systems, Lifecycle Experience, Mechanical Engineering, and Information Systems. Based in Frankfurt am Main, the Altran Germany has a staff of 3,000 employees.

  • Breeze helps cities and corporates to create more livable environments for their people. They provide their customers with affordable and reliable environmental sensors for indoor and outdoor use, for example to measure air quality. The data from those sensors is streamed to their cloud-based environmental data analytics suite. Breeze then uses smart algorithms to generate actionable insights. Together with partners, Breeze can then help to implement those to create a healthier workspace or cityscape. Breeze also has a marketplace where it can direct its customers to purchase products based on the insights generated.

  • The Smartest Bicycle Locking Experience. CLYC introduces a brand new user experience in smart city technology for cyclists; in the most effective and accessible way. For the first time ever, cyclists can now lock and unlock their bicycles in seconds, with no heavy lock to carry and no key to remember... just clyc. Cycling has also become vital to the pace and experience of urban life, and we believe that CLYC will help facilitate mobility in every city and finally make that experience smart.

  • coModule is the OEM supplier of connected vehicle technology for light electric vehicle manufacturers: e-bikes, e-scooters, e-motorcycles. We supply the full platform including hardware, smartphone/smartwatch application and online analytics software. Our custom built hardware is implemented into the vehicle during the manufacturing process. The white-labelled smartphone app kills all anxieties end consumers have by visualising range and battery health, tracking rides and vehicle location and allowing the user to directly communicate with the dealer or manufacturer. At the same time the online analytics software offers in-depth knowledge of the vehicles technical performance as well as user behaviour for the manufacturer.

  • Delphi Automotive PLC is a leading global supplier of technologies for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets. Headquartered in Gillingham, England, Delphi operates major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 32 countries, with regional headquarters in Bascharage, Luxembourg; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China and Troy, Michigan, U.S. Delphi delivers innovation for the real world with technologies that make cars and trucks safer as well as more powerful, efficient and connected.

  • The Doppelmayr/Garaventa group is technology and market leader in ropeway engineering and operates production plants as well as sales and service centers in over 35 countries worldwide. To date, the group has built more than 14,400 installations for customers in over 88 nations – in summer and winter tourism regions as well as in the urban transport sector.

  • Dräger is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety technology. Since 1889, Dräger has been developing advanced technical devices and solutions trusted by users all over the world. No matter where Dräger products are used: it’s always about life. Whether for use in clinical, industrial or mining applications, in firefighting or rescue services, Dräger products protect, support and save lives.

  • Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles: small, easy and affordable.

    Ebee smart technologies GmbH - the technology supplier for the energy and automotive industry - based in Berlin.

    Our vision is to supply cost-efficient and easily accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the public space. We have developed a highly integrated charge point, which can be flexibly mounted on or integrated in existing city furniture like street lights. In urban areas where vehicles can't be charged in a private garage over night, the public space needs charging infrastructure. With our system these charging stations can be installed in the public space without having a negative effect on the cityscape. Our compact and integrated ebee charge controllers, the heart of every ebee charge point, are smart city functional and prepared for future standards (e.g. ISO 15118). The controller is more than just EV-charging. It is also capable of smart-grid and smart-city functions and is available separately. Ebee also supplies backend software and supports operating an efficient customer data management. The controller communicates based on the current OCPP-protocol and has been successfully integrated into the backend system of different leading providers and Operators.

    Ebee Smart Technologies GmbH

    http://www.ebee.berlin/

  • The European Electrical Bus Company is a specialist for e-mobility applications in urban cities. We provide technical and economical solutions in different segments.

    EEBC combines three major parts for successful eBus system realization without friction losses: Planning, project management (PM) and financing. Building on long term contracting including all operational and infrastructural cost, EEBC follows the same interest as the operator to fulfil transport needs at an excellent cost-performance ratio or can operate the public transportation by himself.

  • Frost & Sullivan is a growth partnership company focused on helping our clients achieve transformational growth. Our global research and consulting organization is uniquely positioned to not only identify growth opportunities but also to empower and inspire our clients to create visionary growth strategies for their future, enabled by our extraordinary depth and breadth of thought leadership, research, tools, expertise that assist our clients by making their goals into a reality. Our understanding of the interplay among industry convergence, mega trends, technologies and market trends provides our clients with new business models and growth opportunities. We pioneer thought-leadership across every industry we cover, by identifying the “Next Big Things”.

    Frost & Sullivan

    http://ww2.frost.com/

  • GE imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world. In Germany, GE has a presence of more than 50 locations and over 7,000 employees, focusing on renewable energy, healthcare technology, research and development and financial services. GE is one of Germany's most attractive employers, having been awarded “Top Employer Engineers 2014.” The company’s Ecomagination initiative has been recognized by the jury of the German Sustainability Award as one of the three most sustainable business strategies in Germany.

     

  • GraphHopper provides routing as a service. The GraphHopper Directions API allows companies and app developers to integrate sophisticated routing algorithms for their applications in the logistics and leisure sectors. Various vehicle options like bike and car combined with powerful route optimization algorithms reducing costs and negative environmental impact. The open source core of GraphHopper its technology stack for routing makes it not only a flexible but a sustainable choice for the future.

    GraphHopper GmbH

    https://graphhopper.com

  • We make cool and clean air - profitable!

    Every day 90% of cities’ inhabitants breathe polluted air which becomes the cause of every 7th death worldwide. Green City Solutions addresses this global problem by combining a special, vertical installed moss culture, with our own developed IoT-Technology for its optimal maintenance. The product called “CityTree” has a 275x higher air filter capacity than any biogenic solution on the market and can be adapted to any environment. To ensure its profitability, implementation of visual and digital information on the vertical plant display for marketing campaigns is possible.

  • GreenPack develops and distributes a standardized battery module, which is used in a wide range of applications. GreenPack installs and operates an infrastructure of battery storage in households and battery swapping stations in public areas.

    Our goal is the decentralized storage of energy and the close-knit energy supply for electrical Light vehicles and other mobile applications.

  • HJS is one the leading suppliers of exhaust gas after treatments. They have been engaged in the design, development, production and marketing of modular systems for reducing pollutant emissions. The innovative environmental protection technologies are used either as original equipment or for retrofitting in passenger cars, commercial vehicles as well as in a wide range of non-road applications. In addition to systems for gasoline engines, HJS specializes in diesel engines systems, predominantly for reducing the emissions of soot particles (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

    HJS Emission Technology GmbH & Co. KG

    https://www.hjs.com/

  • Berlin-based Hubject GmbH is a joint venture, founded 2012 by leading energy, technology and automotive companies to jumpstart an industry and redefine mobility.

    Our mission: connecting players from all over the world through a seamless crossprovider charging network for electric vehicles. The intercharge network has by now become a team of over 300 partners in 26 countries - providing the framework for a comprehensive and world-wide charging infrastructure. Hubject stands for great commitment, digital expertise and a pioneering spirit - to leverage eMobility around the globe.

     

  • INPLAN is a leading provider of software solutions for Port Management, Terminal Operating (TOS), Port Community, National Single Window and Maritime Logistics. Worldwide we are operating more than 80 systems in marine and inland logistics. Trouble-free daily operations with more than 50,000 users in 15 nations emphasize the quality and efficiency of INPLAN solutions. Due to our profound knowledge out of a wide range of Projects, we know all specific practices of the maritime industry in depth.

    “When making major software investments, the size of the budget is not decisive for project success. Key to success is the clever combination of digital opportunities with the specific know-how INPLAN’s reputation stands for.”

  • INRIX is one of the fastest growing big data technology companies in the world. The company leverages big data analytics to reduce the individual, economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion. Through cutting-edge data intelligence and predictive traffic technologies, INRIX helps leading automakers, fleets, governments and news organizations make it easier for drivers to navigate their world. Our vision is simple – to solve traffic, empower drivers, inform planning and enhance commerce.

    Whether through an in-car or smartphone navigation application, a local newscast or our INRIX Traffic app, our up-to-the-minute traffic information and other driver services help more than 150 million drivers save time, fuel and frustration. INRIX delivers traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services across six industries covering nearly four million miles of road in 37 countries.

  • IP Green Mobility is the largest reference database for e-mobility with a focus sales and market, Monitor services, Lead Generation - Customer Acquisition B2B and B2C, EMobility to Online Marketing Information Services dialog, a new mobility.

  • As a globally established provider of intelligent transportation systems (ITS), Kapsch TrafficCom makes an important contribution to greater safety and efficiency in road traffic.

    The portfolio includes solutions for toll collection, city access control and parking space management, traffic management, traffic monitoring, commercial vehicle monitoring, electronic vehicle registration and V2X cooperative systems. The solutions of Kapsch TrafficCom help finance traffic infrastructure, improve traffic safety, optimize traffic flows and reduce traffic-related environmental impacts.

    The current core business lies in the development, installation and operation of electronic toll and traffic management systems. Our end-to-end solutions cover the entire value creation chain of our customers, from components and subsystems for their integration all the way to regular operation, all from a single source.

     

    Kapsch TrafficCom AG

    http://www.kapsch.net

  • LEITNER ropeways is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cable car systems. It offers high-tech solutions, innovative design, top quality, and functionality, thus paving the way for convenient and environmentally friendly passenger transport. LEITNER ropeways’ product range includes detachable gondola and chairlifts as well as aerial tramways, funicular ropeways, material ropeways, inclined elevators, and fixed-grip ski lifts. LEITNER ropeways provides technological excellence worldwide in all kinds of areas of application, ranging from winter sports through to urban passenger transport.

  • MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG was founded by Winfried Rauch in 1969. MAHA is currently considered one of the most accomplished manufacturers of dynamometers, vehicle lifts and test devices. The product range covers applications for car, utility vehicle and agricultural machinery workshops. The products comply with the strictest quality standards. They are reliable and durable and they meet the highest demands. In addition to hardware, MAHA provides powerful software solutions for test system networking.

  • MobilityPartners, based in Munich, provides consulting, engineering and innovation for various questions around traffic and mobility. MobilityPartners cooperates with OEMs, Tier-1, local authorities, startups and transport companies as well as other organizations in the mobility market. In fields like mobility trends, automation, digitalization, mobility platforms, transportation systems and traffic management MobilityPartners offers individually tailored methods and solutions as well as concept developments. With many years of extensive experience in the monitoring and implementation of research and industrial projects from the initial idea to their successful completion MobilityPartners supports you to shape the future of mobility

  • Mobisol, a leading player in decentralized solar electrification, offers a clean and affordable alternative to fossil fuels for lower-income households and small businesses in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Combining solar energy with flexible mobile payment plans, Mobisol provides a credible alternative to the grid connection. The Germany-based company designs, distributes and services solar home systems, that millions have been waiting for in vain. As access to affordable and reliable solar energy is improving the standard dramatically, Mobisol is taking technology one step further by testing its innovative solar-powered drone delivery infrastructure across East Africa.

  • moovel Group GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, pools together the development of the moovel app: The mobility app combines local public transport, car-sharing providers car2go and Flinkster, mytaxi, taxi dispatchers, rental bicycles and Deutsche Bahn. Most services can be booked and paid for simply and directly via the moovel app. moovel is available throughout Germany. Furthermore, moovel Group GmbH also includes the two US companies RideScout, one of the leading mobility platforms in North America, and GlobeSherpa, a leading provider of mobile ticketing solutions for transport services.

  • MotionTag makes mobility easy to understand. The smartphone app software can be shipped in any kind of existing smartphone app with just a few lines of code. Alternatively, MotionTag provides easy-to-use white label apps. Through smartphone sensor analytics MotionTag detects fully automatic how, when and where people are travelling. Customers receive immediate insights through a web-based dashboard. It literally answers their question “What drives my customers?” and results in holistic, continuous and personal customer profiles, while reducing market research costs dramatically. The next step will enable be-in/be- out smartphone ticket solutions and smart travel assistance.

  • MSR-Traffic offers intelligent parking guidance systems for smart cities.

    Wireless in-ground sensors enable counting and single space detection of vehicles in real-time. Motorists can be guided quickly to the next free parking space via dynamic traffic signs or apps. This doesn’t only increase the quality of life and the attractiveness of cities, but is also of great advantage from an economic point of view.

  • For our clients, we plan and optimise in all transport systems. As a member of PTV Group, we are familiar with high methodical standards. Committed to customer benefits we develop innovative and comprehensive solutions. Our teams provide a wide range of skills and expertise. Our projects are characterised by integrated, interdisciplinary and holistic approaches. This provides high value, sustainability and enduring solutions.

    For more information, see the interview of Peter Mott, Director Business Development at PTV .

    PTV Transport Consult GmbH

    http://consult.ptvgroup.com/en/home/

  • Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH is a fully independent private research and consultancy company, based in Cologne since 1996. Our mission is to contribute to sustainable development of cities and regions in Europe and worldwide. We are a committed team of internationally experienced consultants delivering quality services in the fields of urban and regional development, transport and mobility, environmental protection, information technologies and, generally, innovation to society.

    Publications:

    SUMP Guidelines - Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (english version).

  • Siemens is a global powerhouse positioned along the electrification value chain – from power generation, transmission and distribution to smart grid solutions and the efficient application of electrical energy – as well as in the areas of medical imaging and in-vitro diagnostics. As of September 30, 2014, Siemens had around 343,000 employees worldwide. Orders totaled €78.4 billion and revenue from continuing operations was €71.9 billion in fiscal 2014.

  • Smart City Wire is a non-profit initiative of design thinkers and smart city experts with the aim of creating and facilitating ideas, projects, and innovations for a human-centric, interdisciplinary and international approach to Smart City Berlin and other cities. We do innovation workshops, online crowdstormings, and smart city newsfeeds. We create and test prototypes and design methods to trigger ideas and feedback in our community and the public.

  • SMARTLANE opens up new possibilities for mobility and logistics providers as well as businesses where the mobility of their staff and customers are of crucial importance. SMARTLANE's Mobility Intelligence platform gives customers a simple way to keep an eye on the mobility indicators of their business using easy to understand graphics and reports. We do this by applying cutting edge technology that can process large amounts of data extremely quickly. The data organizations already have is exploited and augmented with useful external sources that can help reveal the full picture.

  • SOTI is the world's most trusted provider of Enterprise Mobility Management solutions (EMM), with over 15,000 enterprise customers and millions of devices managed worldwide. SOTI's flagship product, MobiControl, allows enterprises to enable, optimize and secure their mobile workforce across all platforms to support corporate-liable and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. SOTI extends secure mobility management beyond basic EMM to provide a total solution for comprehensive management and security of mobile devices deployed in an organization.

  • Transportation is one of the key aspect of urban environment. Moving to the smart city model is the only way to optimize the activities of the active citizens and save time, money, and reduce pollution. Major pillar in the smart city concept is the transportation. Especially traffic optimization and public transport. Telelink adresses all those issues delivering full set of systems and an unified software platform, enabling conglomerates to migrate and evolve into smart cities.

  • TWIKE is the manufacturer of one of the most innovative electric vehicles worldwide. The conceptually unique electric vehicle TWIKE is focused on intelligent and individual mobility. The third generation of this two-seated three-wheeler has been produced since 1996 and is sold on the European market already more than 1000 times.

  • Next generation charging: everything is possible now. The Berlin-based company ubitricity’s SmartCable is the first mobile electricity meter with integrated billing technology. EV users simply take their mobile meter integrated into the cable along to every charging spot. A low-cost identifiable and switchable SimpleSocket suffices as local charging spot that no longer entails running costs for online communication and metering. Its compact dimensions allow for installation almost anywhere, e.g. at a wall or integrated into light poles.

    ubitricity Gesellschaft für verteilte Energiesysteme mbH

    https://ubitricity.com/en

  • VCDB VerkehrsConsult Dresden-Berlin GmbH is a regional, national and international operating consulting and planning company which provides its clients with objective and independent consultancy services and sustainable solutions concerning all aspects of public transport. Hereby, VCDB’s comprehensive range of expertise and operational know-how is the basis for practical-oriented and forward-looking results in the following fields of business:

    -Rail Vehicle Technology
    -Transport Planning/Transport Engineering
    -Traffic Telematics
    -Infrastructure Planning
    -Electric Mobility
    -Assistance in Operation

consultancies
  • Delphi Automotive PLC is a leading global supplier of technologies for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets. Headquartered in Gillingham, England, Delphi operates major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 32 countries, with regional headquarters in Bascharage, Luxembourg; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China and Troy, Michigan, U.S. Delphi delivers innovation for the real world with technologies that make cars and trucks safer as well as more powerful, efficient and connected.

  • Frost & Sullivan is a growth partnership company focused on helping our clients achieve transformational growth. Our global research and consulting organization is uniquely positioned to not only identify growth opportunities but also to empower and inspire our clients to create visionary growth strategies for their future, enabled by our extraordinary depth and breadth of thought leadership, research, tools, expertise that assist our clients by making their goals into a reality. Our understanding of the interplay among industry convergence, mega trends, technologies and market trends provides our clients with new business models and growth opportunities. We pioneer thought-leadership across every industry we cover, by identifying the “Next Big Things”.

    Frost & Sullivan

    http://ww2.frost.com/

  • Goduni International Advisory Board (Goduni International) is an advisory network corporation of highly skilled and experienced advisers located in Baden-Württemberg and Berlin while operating globally. Goduni International provides advisory, structuring and execution services in outsourcing- & PPP-transactions as well as in large-scale infrastructure projects for the private and public sector - since 2004.

     

  • „Accelerating the inevitable“ is the credo of the Green & Energy GmbH and a sustainable development is inevitable. With our interdisciplinary knowledge in fields like electric and sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, renewables and civic participation, we create solutions for supporting an increased awareness about and for enabling a more easy and optimized adoption of environmentally friendly technologies (e.g. e-mobility).

  • innos - Sperlich GmbH, specialized in the target field of “New Technologies and New Markets” since 1992, is the recognized management partner in the new technology field for business, large-scale research and the political establishment. The basis of our success is our long-standing experience in management and project work in diverse issues inherent in technology-oriented development projects. Our focus is on pilot projects dealing with innovation and developments in sustainable business fields such as lightweight construction, electro mobility, energy storage system and many other fields.

  • As a research, testing and consulting company, we develop innovative system solutions together with industry, science and public administration. In the context of mobility and societal change, InnoZ develops products and services from the idea to market launch.

  • INPLAN is a leading provider of software solutions for Port Management, Terminal Operating (TOS), Port Community, National Single Window and Maritime Logistics. Worldwide we are operating more than 80 systems in marine and inland logistics. Trouble-free daily operations with more than 50,000 users in 15 nations emphasize the quality and efficiency of INPLAN solutions. Due to our profound knowledge out of a wide range of Projects, we know all specific practices of the maritime industry in depth.

    “When making major software investments, the size of the budget is not decisive for project success. Key to success is the clever combination of digital opportunities with the specific know-how INPLAN’s reputation stands for.”

  • InSell GmbH offers technology solutions encompassing smart city solutions spread across sectors like Mobility, Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Energy. The company is cooperating with key technology suppliers, organisations, universities and research institutions in developing and providing the concept of green and sustainable transport solutions for cities in developing nations. We find new markets for smart mobility products and evaluate options to innovate and creatively find solutions for every day mobility challenges.

  • myclimate is a partner for effective climate protection – both locally and globally. The Swiss Non-Profit Organisation wants to shape the future together with its partners through consultation, education and climate protection projects. myclimate pursues this as a science-based and business-orientated non-profit organisation. With projects of the highest quality, myclimate promotes quantifiable climate protection and long-lasting development worldwide. Through these projects, emissions are reduced by replacing fossil fuel sources with renewable energies and by implementing energy-efficient technologies. With our interactive and action-oriented educational programmes, myclimate encourages everyone to make a contribution towards our future. Moreover the foundation offers consultancy on integrated climate protection with tangible added value. myclimate provides this through analyses, IT solutions, labels and resource management. Services range from simple carbon footprints for businesses to sophisticated product life cycle assessments (LCA).

  • For our clients, we plan and optimise in all transport systems. As a member of PTV Group, we are familiar with high methodical standards. Committed to customer benefits we develop innovative and comprehensive solutions. Our teams provide a wide range of skills and expertise. Our projects are characterised by integrated, interdisciplinary and holistic approaches. This provides high value, sustainability and enduring solutions.

    For more information, see the interview of Peter Mott, Director Business Development at PTV .

    PTV Transport Consult GmbH

    http://consult.ptvgroup.com/en/home/

  • REN MOBILITY is a multi-discipline, award-winning, advanced mobility design consultancy with a focus on the broader cultural, social and user-centered perspectives of future mobility. Our aim is to develop innovative solutions and partnerships at the interface of mobility, technology, design and urban sustainability. We combine cutting-edge technologies with advanced vehicle design architectures and systems optimised for highly integrated, connected, multi-modal urban systems and environments. Our collaborative agile approaches enable us to support organisations and enterprises through harnessing user-centered design to create innovative urban mobility products and services.

    REN MOBILITY

    http://ren-m.com/

  • Creating the mobility of tomorrow: rms GmbH (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund Servicegesellschaft mbH) provides carefully thought-out solutions in all areas of transport, especially public transport. We have planned, consulted and provided services in over 3,000 national and international projects. Together with our customers, we meet the current and future challenges of public transport across the following subject areas: Information and Sales Systems, Organisational Consulting and IT Solutions, Data Management, Mobile Services, Transport and Market Research, Quality Management, Customer Support and Editorial Department.

  • Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH is a fully independent private research and consultancy company, based in Cologne since 1996. Our mission is to contribute to sustainable development of cities and regions in Europe and worldwide. We are a committed team of internationally experienced consultants delivering quality services in the fields of urban and regional development, transport and mobility, environmental protection, information technologies and, generally, innovation to society.

    Publications:

    SUMP Guidelines - Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (english version).

  • The SmartCity.institute is a German institute that does research on the development of smart cities and which is located in Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart, and Cologne.

    Besides our research activities in the fields of mobility, energy, city development, digitisation and resilience, we consult cities and industrial enterprises regarding their path to the future. We assist them in their business development – and in designing customer–focused – products and services for an urban context.

    We build intersectoral networks and contribute to the interdisciplinary and cross–industrial collaboration.

    We do that because we understand this kind of exchange as the key for interoperability and therefore for smart city solutions!

  • Our mission is to develop sustainable solutions for the transport sector at local, regional, national andinternational scale for industrialised as well as for developing countries.

    Globalisation and economic growth entail increasing transport demands. An important challenge is to satisfy the mobility needs of society and the economy without overburdening the environment, public finances and the population.

    In order to achieve this, TCP International aims to increase the effectiveness, safety and efficiency of transport systems by developing innovative strategies and creative, tailor-made solutions.

    In a complex world, TCP International is your independent transport advisor, providing clear, feasible and practical solutions. We strive to realise your goals timely and in efficient manner.

    TCP International Transport Consulting Partners

    http://www.tcp-international.de/en/

  • VCDB VerkehrsConsult Dresden-Berlin GmbH is a regional, national and international operating consulting and planning company which provides its clients with objective and independent consultancy services and sustainable solutions concerning all aspects of public transport. Hereby, VCDB’s comprehensive range of expertise and operational know-how is the basis for practical-oriented and forward-looking results in the following fields of business:

    -Rail Vehicle Technology
    -Transport Planning/Transport Engineering
    -Traffic Telematics
    -Infrastructure Planning
    -Electric Mobility
    -Assistance in Operation

  • [ui!] – the urban institute® is an innovative software and consulting company for "Smart City" solutions.

    How can near real-time data enable enhancing the traffic flow in a city? How can electric vehicles be efficiently and reliably integrated in corporate fleets? How are municipalities able to learn more about the current air quality at their crossroads?

    For those and many more challenges we provide cloud-based solutions, which make smart cities even smarter.

    [ui!] – the urban institute®

    http://ui.city/en/

academia, institutions and networks
  • eMO is the central contact for electromobility in Germany’s capital region and coordinates the “Berlin-Brandenburg International Showcase for Electromobility”, which is being supported by the federal government and the states of Berlin and Brandenburg. With more than 100 partners, this showcase is putting around 30 projects into practice. eMO works also on international level in terms of best-practise exchange with other cities; development of cross-national projects, promotion of sustainable mobility concepts and mobility solutions made in Berlin-Brandenburg. eMO is an agency of the State of Berlin.

    Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO

    http://www.emo-berlin.de/en/

  • dena is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. As 'Agency for Applied Energy Transition', it helps achieve energy and climate policy objectives by developing solutions and putting them into practice, both nationally and internationally. In order to do so, it brings together partners from all areas of politics and business. dena’s shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany, the KfW Group, Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG and DZ BANK AG.

  • DLR is the national research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany on aeronautics and space, transport and energy. In our research on transport at the DLR, we analyse how traffic is generated, how transport is developing, what impact on the environment this has, and how negative effects can be minimized. This involves studying peoples’ mobility behaviour and examining traffic reduction and modal shift. Further research topics include national and international trends in mobility and new technologies for coming generations of cars, commercial vehicles, and trains. Our work on traffic management ranges from the optimization of individual modes to an examination of all transport modes, including walking and cycling, to foster an intermodal, integrated transport chain. In the light of global urbanization, the DLR also researches new mobility and logistics services in cities. The Clearing House of Transport Data at DLR makes available large scale survey data to the national and international community.

    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

    http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/

  • As a neutral, innovative and active partner platform the member-financed association Forum ElektroMobilität connects relevant players from the economy (industry, small & medium sized companies), science and politics. Electro mobility is regarded as a holistic system. Via defined actions new connections over all branches are established, new projects are identified and additional knowledge is generated. Various issues in the broad field of electro mobility are addressed, discussed and developed. Topics of the network and its members are spread and positioned via the KONGRESS - the event of the year - specialized events and the network’s own communication channels.

  • How will people live and work in the future? Asking this and similar questions, researchers at Fraunhofer IAO apply their findings in practice to achieve concrete results. Our experts shape the interaction between humans, technology and organization with a view to the whole, keeping each customer’s specific needs in mind.

    Fraunhofer IAO understands cities as complex and holistic systems. Urban processes are becoming increasingly connected and tightly interwoven – not least due to digitization. Together with forward-looking stakeholders, Fraunhofer IAO develops system innovations that range from city-wide transformation processes and new home and work concepts to solutions that address mobility, urban governance and demographic change.

  • The International Council on Clean Transportation is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change.

    International Council on Clean Transportation

    http://www.theicct.org/

  • ITS Germany is the society bringing together representatives of industry, research and public administrations who want contribute to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) with the objective to broaden the field of applications on a national and international level. The competence of ITS Germany is based on its network, in particular with ITS societies, but also in the relationships with other partners

    ITS Germany promotes the exchange of experiences and knowledge as well as the progress on the field of Intelligent Transport Systems from an organisational, legal, scientific and technical point of view. Besides, the society has the claim to represent the pooled interests within the mobility sector nationally and internationally.

  • About 600 companies performing public passenger transport and rail freight transport in Germany are organised in the “Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen” (VDV = Association of German Transport Companies). The VDV advises and supports its member companies and politicians, supports the exchange of experience and know-how between the members and prepares technical, operational, legal and economic principles. The VDV also represents the interests of its member companies towards parliaments, authorities, industry and other institutions. Therefore, the VDV has offices in Brussels (European office) and Berlin (capital office) besides its head office in Cologne. The regional interests of the member companies are defended by nine regional groups. Moreover, six general committees and 19 expert committees are dealing with the special challenges of the sector. More than 400 experts in very different fields do voluntary work in these committees, which results in rules (VDV Recommendations and VDV Reports).

    Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen e. V. (VDV)

    http://www.vdv.de/

Fact and Figures

Did you know that in Germany:

  • Reducing a car’s weight by 100kg saves 0.3 litres of fuel/100 km on average
Products

Russia’s high-speed train, Sapsan (“Peregrine Falcon”), is based on the German InterCityExpress train and has run since 2009 between St. Petersburg, Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapsan

 

“Catherine the Great” – rail track-laying machinery reaches superlative proportions

http://www.spitzke.com/site/en/news/news/?news_key_=2673 & http://www.spitzke.de/site/en/news/news/?news_key_=2504

 

“The lasting solution – In the area of high-speed rail traffic, slab tracks have become established as an alternative to standard sleepers in traditional ballast roadbeds. The different slab track concepts either make use of (concrete) troughs into which the sleepers are cast, or precast slabs are installed, which already contain the necessary rail seats.” From

http://www.p-tec.org/slab-tracks.php

 

“Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) keeps you updated on the traffic situation as it develops and to the nearest 100m. The system also calculates what delays are to be expected and recommends detours. This keeps you precisely informed of the traffic situation on the planned route and potential alternative routes at all times. As a result you can react to tailbacks and road closures in good time and avoid them.” From

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/technology/connecteddrive/2013/services_apps/rtti.html

Automatic Parking System