In April 2018, HANNING & KAHL received a major contract from CAF Turnkey & Engineering to supply signalling and operational control technology for the new Mauritius Metro Express LRT system.
For this 3-phase project, we are supplying the signalling installations, our HCS-carborne equipment and the onboard computer for automatic vehicle locating (AVLS), as well as the LRV detection system for the traffic signal priority request system (TSPS). The Berlin subsidiary Verkehrsautomatisierung Berlin GmbH is supplying the operational control technology, consisting of Operate & Observe and AVLS.
The first phase of the LRT system was completed in December 2019 with a length of 13 kilometres from Port Louis to Rose Hill. In2022, the line was extended to Curepipe in the second phase taking line length to 24 kilometres. This extension has now been commissioned. The third phase has now also been accepted and will go into operation these days.
The service will be operated with 18 low-floor trams built by Spanish Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) and equipped with our hydraulic braking system. These LRVs are parked and serviced on a modern depot. When completed, there will be 19 stop stations.
With the audit which took place on 18.10.2022, VAB proved this year, once again, that their processes fulfil the normative requirements of DIN EN ISO 9001, and the ISO 9001 certificate for quality management per ISO 9001 remains valid.
The many innovations which VAB introduced in recent years are now bearing fruit and yielding visible results which were viewed particularly positively this year. These include the greatly changed digitalisation of operative process sequences, integration of Confluence as a knowledge database, the ticket system JIRA which is used internally for project transaction and organisation and also externally as a service desk for customers, offering substantial added value. The risk management system was also rated as comprehensive and sophisticated.
Verkehrsautomatisierung Berlin presented itself at the 12th VDV Electric Bus Conference and exhibition ElekBu from 16 to 17 March 2021.Thank you for following our specialist lecture "eMobility and Depot Management", visiting our digital exhibition stand and taking advantage of the various opportunities to get in contact. We are at your disposal for your projects.
In his professional career, Mr Zobel has carried out many functions including project manager and board member of a large tour operator.
In recent years, he was an independent management and strategy consultant for numerous enterprises in Germany and abroad. His consulting work encompassed a wide range of activities – from contract management to project management for strategic key projects.
“I am looking forward to the new challenge and will provide decisive support to VAB on their path into a successful future. Improving performance quality, optimising internal processes and targeted implementation of user and customer requirements are the main points I will be concentrating on.“
Guided by the motto: “Working in a more structured manner will enable us to successfully complete more complex projects”, engineer Matthias Lydike has the commercial acumen required for the position of Managing Director at VAB. Together with VAB GmbH Managing Director Axel Winkler, Mr Lydike is preparing the company for the challenges the market brings.
A Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) for Computer Engineering, Mr Lydike spent many years working in R&D, Management and Project Sales. His most recent entrepreneurial positions focussed on development and its process in the fields of Telematics and Automotives, Traffic Technology and Telecommunications.
Verkehrsautomatisierung Berlin develops intelligent integrated solutions for public transport for national and international markets. VAB GmbH is delighted to have won over such an accomplished executive.
Future extension stages will include topics like connection guarantee, dynamic passenger information and supporting functionalities to help the transport companies involved to improve the quality of transport in their respective service areas.
09 March 2018: VAB exhibited their new products at the IT-TRANS 2018 in Karlsruhe: VABdepot - VABnet - VABcon “The right product for everyone!" This year, one of the TOP themes was the ITCS solution for AUTO AG Schwyz including carborne equipment developed on the basis of VABnet. The tablet application for bus drivers and visualisation of the operating status in the OCC in Ibach were demonstrated to fair visitors on a live system. From our VABdepot product range, solutions for management of charging processes for electro-buses were presented along with new features. Charging status and charging infrastructure were visualised in the depot image. Last but not least, we also presented the web online application service in the ABO-B program for season ticket management from the VABcon product range. © KMK: 260 exhibitors from 32 countries presented their digital solutions, for example for traffic control systems, passenger counting, travel information or electronic ticket sales. The IT-TRANS was organised by the UITP and Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH (KMK). The fair addresses all public transport players and decision makers in public and private PT companies and authorities as well as associations.
- Regulation and planning of cleaning on the BMS-workstation
- Preview, recording and inspection of cleaning on the BMS tablet on site
- Confirmation of the performance of cleaning on the BMS tablet on site
- Evaluation of the cleaning work on the BMS workstation
Since then, VAB’s BMS assists workshop staff and VAG dispatchers in their daily work. With the introduction of the state-of-the-art BMS, operating processes such as depot entry and exit runs are automated, freeing staff to concentrate on maintenance work. Vehicle provision for maintenance and service work and as-required supply of operating materials is centrally regulated and optimised. With a radio-based locating system for vehicle location determination in the halls and on the sidings, searching and transit times are reduced by visualisation of vehicle parking position. © Foto: VAG Nürnberg - Dieter Kachelrieß