Efficient and integrated transportation of people and goods by rail and road – all products, solutions and services regarding mobility are handled by the Mobility Division.
What we do
The demand for mobility is growing all over the world. Transporting people and goods to all corners of the earth presents challenges for the infrastructure of national economies. This applies, in particular, to the transport and logistics facilities of cities: Will cities be able to solve the problems caused by increasing road traffic? Can public transportation help them avoid total gridlock? How can railway operators increase the efficiency and safety of their systems? How can rail and road traffic be integrated? How can logistics supply chains be further optimised as freight volumes continue to increase steadily?
The Mobility Division provides answers to all of these questions with its comprehensive portfolio; because modern, interconnected and IT-based mobility is the core competency of its five business units: Mobility Management, Turnkey Projects & Electrification, Mainline Transport, Urban Transport and Customer Services. They have the know-how to make road traffic flow more smoothly and quickly, make trains more environmentally friendly and efficient, make train schedules and freight shipments more reliable. We work with our customers to develop optimal solutions to help overcome their challenges.
The portfolio of the Mobility Division includes:
- the full range of vehicles for rail traffic: Regional, as well as intercity and high speed trains, metro cars, streetcars and light rail, passenger coaches, driverless vehicles and locomotives
- Signal and control technology for rail-based passenger and freight traffic
- Electrification solutions for rail and road traffic
- Maintenance and service of vehicles and infrastructure
- Road traffic control and information systems, parking space management as well as electronic payment and toll systems for urban and interurban traffic
- Consulting, planning, financing, construction and operation of turnkey mobility systems
- Integrated mobility solutions for intermodal networking of different traffic systems
A symbol of Malaysia's national pride
The transportation system in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and one of the fastest growing metropolises in Asia, features an enormous concentration of private cars, which results in a great deal of traffic congestion and environmental pollution.
To curb these issues from further deteriorating and make the metropolitan region more attractive, a comprehensive infrastucture measure in the form of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project, was conceptualized. It involved building new lines and routes in the Klang Valley (Lembah Kelang) metropolitan area which will connect two suburbs - Sungai Buloh in the northwest and Kajang in the southeast, with Kuala Lumpur.
In October 2012, the consortium SSSC (Siemens Malaysia, Siemens AG and SMH Rail) was awarded the contract to supply 58 new driverless four-car metro trains for the Metro Klang Valley MRT project. The fully automatic system, which went into service in December 2016 has since changed the way urban and suburban Malaysians commute.
Tried, tested and delivered cutting-edge mobility technology
Siemens digitalization shift in mobility not only plays a key role for mobility providers in their struggle to achieve the reliability, flexibility and availability they need to make rail solutions cost-efficient: It lies at the heart of making the lives of people who travel easier and more enjoyable.
Concepts that make transport more efficient are in demand with the ever-increasing need for mobility. With our long-standing transport expertise and our IT know-how, we are constantly developing new, intelligent mobility solutions that increase availability of infrastructure, optimize throughput and improve passenger experience. It’s in how we electrify, automate and digitalize infrastructure that we’re setting the benchmark for tomorrow’s mobility – today.
Type X Metro Trains for Vienna
Wiener Linien commissioned Siemens at the end of 2017 with the delivery of 34 fully automated metro trains. The contract also includes the maintenance of the trains for a period of 24 years and an option for an additional eleven trains. The "X cars" will be operated fully automated on the new U5 line in Vienna beginning in 2024.
The trains can also operate semi-automated or manually on previously existing lines. Delivery of the trains is scheduled to begin in mid-2020 and to be completed by 2030. The trains will be manufactured at the Siemens factory in Vienna.
Railigent™ - the solution to manage assets smarter
Use Siemens Mobility Services to increase the availability of your systems while cutting costs. In today’s world, rolling stock, components and rail automation systems all deliver “Big Data.” To turn that into meaningful Smart Data, we use an intelligent combination of data gathering, analysis and diagnostics.
The result is predictive maintenance for rolling stock and infrastructure – through to prescriptive maintenance that draws on forecasts to provide computer-based recommendations. Railigent™, the new mobility platform for Digital Services provides the technological foundation for data security and performance.
If you'd like to get hold of more information on Mobility solutions in Malaysia and around the world, be sure to get in contact with us.