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This was the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2023

From June 4th to 7th, 2023, the AIT Center for Energy participated in the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Barcelona, making a mark for innovation in public transportation through presentations and a successful exhibition presence.

Our on-site team, consisting of our experts Christian Ecker, Christian Kogler, and Martin Reinthaler from the Center for Energy, showcased innovative solutions at the exhibition. These solutions ranged from integrated planning and optimization of transportation systems to the design of efficient mobility hubs and the modelling of energy demand in public transportation.

A particular highlight was the presentation by Christian Kogler, Research Engineer, Digital Resilient Cities. His talk threw a light on the transformation of public transportation infrastructures into dynamic, multi-functional environments seamlessly integrating commercial areas and mobility services. To achieve optimal and pedestrian-friendly design for these infrastructures, innovative planning tools were developed by integrating sensor technologies and virtual test environments to simulate and predict crowd flows.

Another highlight was the presentation by Martin Reinthaler, Research Engineer, Integrated Energy Systems, as part of an e-poster session. He addressed the modelling of future energy demand in the transportation sector, which is a crucial lever for efficiency improvements.

We look back on a successful exhibition presence in Barcelona and look forward to the next UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Hamburg in 2025!