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The "Future Train" adopts smart technologies and sustainability
The marathon of innovation and creativity continues between producers and manufacturers in the world and specialists in the transportation sectors of all kinds, including trains and the adoption of smart technologies in future trains, as manufacturers focus on smart and environmentally friendly technologies.
The mobile traveler can now control services and equipment, satellite maps can be monitored, lighting control or electronically reduced noise generated by train speeds. Future technologies allow locating trains through a satellite system. Some tram production companies have also been able to overcome a problem. Slow it down.
More than 2,700 institutions and companies from 51 countries and about 150,000 visitors from senior officials and executives in major transport companies and transport and communications departments, experts, specialists and those interested in the future of mass transit in the world participated in the activities of the tenth edition of the World Trade Conference and Exhibition for Transport and Transport Technology (In Trans 2014), which continued. For four days, it concluded its work yesterday in the German capital, Berlin.
Where the exhibitors raced to unveil their latest innovations and race against time to make the train of the future more sophisticated, smarter, and able to entertain passengers with the best services and surround them with luxury and the experience of traveling towards the future through a package of electronic services, communications and the Internet.
The exhibits and advanced services included tablet screens for games that enable travelers to watch movies or drawings, in addition to listening to music and following up the latest news via satellite channels or Internet sites. Future technologies also allow choosing multiple types of foods that the traveler wants, whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Many varieties of cold and hot drinks.
The exhibitors also focused on the mechanisms of rationalizing expenditures during the operational life of the trains, by reducing the size of the costs of purchasing, operation, maintenance and energy consumption of the trains
The importance of the tenth session of the exhibition "A no Trans" came in light of the rapid growth of mass transit systems, especially the railways in the Gulf region and the Middle East, as international transport companies expect to launch new mega projects to be added to the Dubai Metro, Tram, Riyadh Metro, Doha Metro and Lusail Tram projects in addition to Trains of Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, where these projects were the focus of attention of major international producers.
The "Future Train", the latest train displayed in the exhibition, reveals the most important technological development in railway trains by controlling the passenger's mobile phone in the train services, thus transforming the ride time into an enjoyable, interactive journey full of fun and happiness that kills the boredom caused by long distances between cities and countries It suits every passenger's needs of the flight.
In the pavilion of the French company Alstom, the fourth largest transport company in the world, the economic "statement" monitored the latest technologies in a "simulator" that embodies the "future train" that displays all future services that can be provided to train operators and passengers who want to acquire trains with the latest technology and comfort. The journey begins with the passenger sitting on his seat, in front of him a large screen tablet computer that occupies the serving table.
The passenger logs into the screen with his mobile phone to verify and verify the passenger's name, seat and ticket, in addition to exchanging data between his mobile phone and the train equipment. After completing the registration process, the passenger begins to touch the screen.
Where he appears on the screen a lot of services that he gets while sitting on his seat, including the services of choosing the types of foods he wants on his trip, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, and choosing from many varieties of cold and hot foods and drinks so that they are ready within minutes without costing himself any Hardship and without the help of train staff and workers to deliver orders of food.
Also, through the tablet screen, the traveler can book the bathroom for thirty minutes, watch movies, games, paint, listen to music or the latest news through dozens of satellite channels or internet sites ..
It also has a service to get acquainted with the detailed information of the trip that he takes and information about the train’s destination such as weather forecasts, bus stations and satellite maps, in addition to the availability of train services such as lighting control or reducing noise sounds resulting from the train’s speed, all electronically and without the passenger leaving his seat .
The most important thing in this exciting technological development, as explained by Terrell Marty, Director of Purchasing at Alstom Transportation, is the presence of dark or light curtains on the train window to the right of the passenger that appears as a large television screen on which the passenger watches the films he wants to watch or learn about the details of the cities and countries he passes through. The train, locations of hotels, shops, and airports, the most prominent tourist and commercial attractions in them, and information about their history and culture.
Through this electronic system, the passenger can reserve a room in a hotel to stay in in the city or country to which he arrives at the end of his trip, or book a ticket for another train traveling to a destination different from the destination of his main train, or book a ticket at an airport or get to know a specific location he wants in Any of the cities and countries to which they are destined.
Terrell Marty said that this electronic system could be developed by updating its "software", leading to the introduction of services that the passenger had never dreamed of for the train, and that the future train is scheduled to be launched in the global markets within a period of 3 to 5 years. .
Monitor train equipment
The second most prominent technology at In Trans 2014 in the German capital Berlin is electronic systems for monitoring and maintenance of train equipment
This article first appeared on model-railroad-hobbyist.com
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