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News Article | April 27, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

27 avril 2017 - Alstom a tenu aujourd'hui une conférence de presse à La Cité du Cinéma, en région parisienne, durant laquelle l'entreprise a dévoilé plusieurs technologies révolutionnaires répondant aux nouveaux besoins des opérateurs et des voyageurs. Ces annonces sont faites en amont du salon 2017 de l'UITP[1]. Les voyageurs, d'une part, souhaitent être connectés, pour rendre utile leur temps de trajet, et veulent un parcours fluidifié. Les opérateurs, d'autre part, recherchent une meilleure gestion de la multimodalité des transports et l'amélioration de la ponctualité et de la disponibilité. « Alstom innove pour que le système ferroviaire soit mieux intégré et plus efficace pour les opérateurs de transport, et plus attractif pour les voyageurs. Alstom ne doit pas seulement fournir du matériel roulant, des services et de la signalisation, mais aussi offrir des solutions de mobilité à un monde en profonde mutation. Les innovations digitales que nous dévoilons aujourd'hui et nos récentes diversifications hors du secteur ferroviaire, avec le bus électrique Aptis ou l'investissement dans EasyMile, vont révolutionner le monde du transport, » déclare Henri Poupart-Lafarge, président-directeur général d'Alstom. Pour les opérateurs, Alstom lance également Mastria, la première solution de supervision multimodale. Grâce à Mastria, tous les acteurs de la mobilité dans une ville donnée sont reliés : non seulement les réseaux de bus, tramway et métro, mais aussi les taxis, les voitures partagées et les vélos, la police, etc.. L'objectif est d'accroître au maximum la fluidité entre les différents moyens de transport d'une ville et d'organiser le parcours des voyageurs. A propos d'Alstom Promoteur de la mobilité durable, Alstom conçoit et propose des systèmes, équipements et services pour le secteur ferroviaire. Alstom offre la gamme de solutions la plus large du marché - des trains à grande vitesse aux métros et tramways - des services personnalisés (maintenance, modernisation,.) ainsi que des solutions d'infrastructure et de signalisation. Alstom se positionne comme un leader mondial des systèmes ferroviaires intégrés. En 2015/16, l'entreprise a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires de 6,9 milliards d'euros et enregistré pour 10,6 milliards d'euros de commandes. Alstom, dont le siège est basé en France, est présent dans plus de 60 pays et emploie actuellement 31 000 collaborateurs. www.alstom.com


Automated ticketing and mobility surveys by capturing multi-modal travel behaviour How to make public transport even more comfortable for passengers? Can ticketing be simplified? How to capture the actual mobility behavior? Public transport needs to be as efficient and comfortable as possible in order to be attractive for passengers and cost-effective for public transport operators. AIT addresses these challenges with its technology Travel Mode Identification (TMI), which is an innovative software solution automatically identifying travel modes of people carrying a smartphone. The technology can easily be integrated in existing smartphone-apps and automatically classifies eight different travel modes, no user intervention is required. Possible applications are e.g. simple and reliable mobility surveys and novel solutions for automated ticketing. Mobility Surveys Mobility surveys use to be a tremendous effort regarding both, cost and time. So far reams of questionnaires either in writing or by telephone had to be answered and analyzed. Not with TMI: The technology allows collecting data simply via smartphone at lower cost, in less time and higher quality. For this specific application AIT has launched the service "AIT Smart Survey" that has already been applied in several surveys e.g. in Vienna. Automated Ticketing TMI can also be used for integrated mobile ticketing apps for public transport: The technology detects whenever a smartphone user travels on public transport; detailed route information and fees can be calculated accordingly. This offers a maximum level of comfort to the passenger, who does not need to buy any ticket or press any button - it just works automatically. The public transport operator benefits from the fact, that no additional infrastructure - e.g. Bluetooth or Wifi networks - is required, which saves a lot of cost. Next show up UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Montréal/Canada 15 - 17 May 2017 AIT booth: # 2D100 https://uitpsummit.org/exhibitors/ait-austrian-institute-of-technology-gmbh/ About AIT The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria's largest non-university research institute. With its eight Centers, AIT regards itself as a highly specialised research and development partner for industry. Its researchers focus on the key infrastructure issues of the future: Energy, Health & Bioresources, Digital Safety & Security, Vision, Automation & Control, Mobility Systems, Low-Emission Transport, Technology Experience and Innovation Systems & Policy. Throughout the whole of Austria - in particular at the main locations Wien Tech Gate, Wien TECHbase, Wien Muthgasse, Seibersdorf, Wiener Neustadt, Ranshofen and Leoben - around 1,300 employees carry out research on the development of those tools, technologies and solutions that will keep Austria's economy fit for the future in line with our motto "Tomorrow Today". Contact: Juliane Thoß Marketing and Communications AIT Austrian Institute of Technology Center for Low-Emission Transport Center for Mobility Systems T +43 (0)50550-6322 juliane.thoss@ait.ac.at | www.ait.ac.at A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f4a3b481-b86f-493d-8e86-f8ac20fa334e A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/98b44314-4bb3-490a-9f6d-60b29fcd32eb


Barr L.,UITP
Public Transport International | Year: 2010

For the first time since 1999, CUTA and UITP joined forces to bring about the joint International Security Conference. Taking place in Montreal on 11-12 November 2009, with support from local host STM, the conference showcased presenters from Canada, the Middle East, the USA, Singapore and all across Europe. The bringing together of knowledge from around the world enabled participants to exchange best practices and learn about innovative measures to combat daily operational security issues as well as the challenge of terrorism.


The 2025=PTx2 Conference, held in Venice, Italy, from November 6-8, 2011, focused on efforts to make public transport a part of a modern urban lifestyle. The participants were informed that changes needed to be introduced in public transport at the earliest. These changes needed to be implemented and embodied in concrete policies, strategies, and action plans. Significantly increasing the public transport market share by 2025 required all public transport actors to work jointly so as to lead the change in mobility and citizens' behavior. A change in public transport companies' business was to help in developing lifestyle services. The delivering of customer-oriented services was also to impact the corporate culture, HR policies, and the performance of the company.


Mezghani M.,UITP
Public Transport International | Year: 2011

UITP has published a Focus Paper, calling for the development of combined mobility bringing together public transport and other modes, such as car-sharing, taxis and bicycles. UITP Focus Paper mentions that classification of urban transport modes is based on two essential aspects that include the notion of access to a transport system and of its use. The informal transport, transport on demand, or car-pooling have the same objectives as conventional public transport, namely a shared and collective use of a vehicle. It reduces energy consumption and emissions per passenger transported, and the unit cost of the trip, and makes better use of the road space necessary for passenger travel. Conventional public transport alone cannot meet transport demand and citizens' expectations so it must enlarge its offer to include other shared means of transport. The shared transport could also cover a public or private business, a social or commercial service, in a regulated or unregulated environment.


Mezghani M.,UITP
Public Transport International | Year: 2011

Several issues need to be addressed to ensure efficient transport organization in the African countries. Several modes and types of operation that exist along-side each other and do not meet the same regulatory criteria creates a disorganized mobility market, poor service quality, and unfair, even illegal, competition between operators, often with no public authority intervention. The funding problems and the disengagement of public authorities are evident in a lack of high-capacity modes with which to provide mass transit services, even though potential demand is significant. The public transport's regulatory framework needs to be strengthened and made clearer in order to remove any doubt about which responsibilities are national and which local. The priority is to create organizing authorities such as CETUD in Dakar, LAMATA in Lagos and AGETU in Abidjan. All the transport policies need to address pollution caused by mobility and ensure road safety.


Guida U.,UITP
Public Transport International | Year: 2011

The EBSF project, coordinated by UITP, is an initiative of the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. For the first time, five leading European Bus manufacturers and 42 other partners in 11 EU countries are joining forces to spearhead the emergence of a new generation of bus systems. Over four years, starting September 2008, and with an overall budget of 26 EUR million, the EBSF partners are developing innovative solutions for vehicles and infrastructures in combination with operational best practices.


Luyten D.,UITP | Barr L.,UITP
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit | Year: 2011

Ensuring the security of public transport is particularly challenging for reasons such as the open and accessible nature of public transport networks and the limited resources of the operators. Conducting a security risk assessment study is therefore a useful starting point. First, a risk analysis is conducted to establish the occurrence and impact of threats on the network. This is then followed by a vulnerability assessment study, which helps to decide where and how to invest scarce resources to protect the system. To summarize, we can say that: Risk Assessment=Risk Analysis+Vulnerability Assessment. Due to length restrictions, the present article will focus on risk analysis. The issue of the vulnerability assessment can be found in the full study*. A security risk analysis is different to a safety risk analysis. For example, a safety risk analysis can make use of frequency of occurrence of safety events using data from experience. Due to the rarity of terrorist attacks on public transport, the element of frequency cannot be used for a security risk analysis. The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Security Commissiony identified security risk assessment as a priority topic for research. Therefore, in the context of COUNTERACT, a European project funded by the European Commission, UITP and the project team developed 'Generic Guidelines for Conducting Security Risk Assessment in Public Transport Networks'. The user-friendly guidelines, which were successfully tested by an urban public transport operator, outline a qualitative risk assessment methodology which can be adapted by the operator to suit specific needs, in a step-by-step approach, specifically designed for public transport. This article will outline how the methodology was developed, as well as lessons learned from the test which was carried out. To supplement these User Guidelines, further details of the risk assessment methodology are presented in the accompanying paper by Sanchez. © Authors 2011.


Mezghani M.,UITP
Public Transport International | Year: 2011

A number of visionary and courageous mayors played key roles in developing innovative and successful public transport systems in Curitiba, Bogotá, London, and Seoul. Jaime Lerner was one of these visionary and courageous mayors who served three terms as mayor in Curitiba, Brazil, from 1971-1992. He made significant contributions to the development of the bus rapid transit (BRT), being regarded as the inventor or the investigator of the system. He favored the creation of high-density population and employment corridors around the BRT routes, with the density dropping as the distance from the route itself increases. Enrique Peñalosa was another visionary and courageous mayor who adopted the BRT concept in Bogotá, while working as its mayor from 1998-2000. Ken Livingstone, the mayor of London, played a key role in introducing the system of congestion charging in the city where vehicles had to pay to enter the city's central area.


Pourbaix J.,UITP
Public Transport International | Year: 2011

The 59th UITP World Congress Mobility & City Transport Exhibition revealed that the market share of public transport was to increase by 2025 due to significant efforts being made in the sector around the world. The world's urban population was expected to rise from 3.2 billion in 2005 to 4.5 billion in 2025. Urban population growth was to be fastest in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and MENA. The number of trips made in urban areas every day was to increase by 50% between 2005 and 2025, reflecting the growth in urban population and the increase in the number of trips made by each citizen in developing economies. The number of trips made by public transport was to increase by about 30%, white the number of trips made by private motorized vehicles was to increase by around 80%. It was suggested that increasing the market share of public transport and keeping the share of walking and cycling stable was to make it possible to disassociate the growth of mobility in urban areas from the growth of its societal and environmental costs.

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