The Siemens Xcelerator is an open digital business platform with the ambition to create a powerful ecosystem of partners who can jointly accelerate digital transformation and sustainability in mobility at scale. By opening interfaces for all participants of the mobility ecosystem, Siemens Xcelerator helps connect the real with the digital worlds – a first-of-its-kind innovation in the rail industry.
“With Siemens Xcelerator, we create open interfaces to enable continuous data exchanges between the different sub-systems of the railway network. Our digital technologies, services and innovations allow for up to 100% system availability, greater punctuality, and better utilization of trains, which benefits both operators and passengers and creates a new level of comfort and efficiency,” said Michael Peter, CEO of Siemens Mobility.
Alongside showcasing the Siemens Xcelerator at InnoTrans, Siemens will also be showing several rail vehicles in the outdoor exhibition area.
The Desiro HC (high capacity), for example, will be on show. The vehicle will easily handle increasing passenger volumes along the new Elbe-Spree rail network in Germany. The train is configured with two powered single-deck end cars and two double-decker unpowered middle cars, saving valuable energy resources.
Siemens Mobility will also be presenting the next generation of hydrogen trains, that combines innovative design and the latest sustainable technology. Mireo Plus H is equipped with a fuel cell drive and a lithium-ion battery that delivers traction power and uses regenerative braking. In a joint project, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility are testing a brand-new complete system consisting of a newly developed train and a newly designed filling station.
Furthermore, the Vectron Dual Mode will be on display. The dual power locomotive unites the advantages of full-featured diesel locomotives with those of electric locomotives. The combination of a powerful diesel drive and equipment for using the overhead contact line enables operators to respond flexibly to changing route requirements.