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Urbanization

Rapidly growing megacities are a symbol of our times. Ensuring mobility in these conurbations is one of the central challenges of the 21st century.

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Urbanization

Getting to work, school, the shops safely and on time. Without public transport systems, modern pulsating metropolises would be unthinkable.

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Urbanization

Safe, reliable and comfortable: modern public transport systems make an essential contribution to the quality of living in modern cities all over the world.

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Mobility for Megacities

Our Contribution for the Megacities of the Future

Thanks to Voith technology, buses and rail systems in megacities operate reliably, safely and eco-friendly.

Voith equips buses and rail systems in large conurbations with the latest technology - from automatic couplers to hybrid drives. Voith therefore makes a significant contribution to modern, safe and eco-friendly mobility of people and goods.

Asia, South America or Africa: worldwide, the population of megacities keeps growing. In metropolises such as São Paulo or Mumbai, millions live in cramped and ever worsening conditions. People who want to be mobile in these cities depend highly on public transport. Using the car is not a good idea in these densely populated urban areas. The roads are congested to the point of frequent gridlock.

Modern, Safe Public Transport Thanks to Voith

Thanks to Voith technology, public transport systems in megacities are modern and safe. For example in Xiamen, China and also in Santiago de Chile or Bogota, high-performance buses in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems (BRT) move millions of people every day.

Cooling Systems for the "Expresso Tiradentes“ in São Paulo

In other metropolises, Voith provides components for futuristic monorail systems. In São Paulo, for example, Voith has supplied automatic couplers and semi-automatic couplers for the trains of the "Expresso Tiradentes“.

Voith has also delivered cooling systems for this city rail system, which protect major traction components against overheating. In King Abdullah Economic City, an artificial city in Saudi Arabia, plans are underway for a monorail system to be fitted with Voith technology. Voith will also supply couplers and cooling systems for the project.

The future belongs to hybrid drives

The future belongs to hybrid drives - this also applies to public transport. Voith is one of the market leaders and has already fitted citybuses all over the world with hybrid drives: the buses of Bochum- Straßenbahnen AG (BOGESTRA) operate with Voith hybrid drives.

Another example can be found in the USA. In San Diego, Voith opened its own research center for hybrid drives. The goal: developing hybrid drives that are tailor-made for the US-American market.