The fact that we were able to achieve record incoming orders of almost EUR 180m, underlines just how future-proof our numerous innovative products are. The structure of incoming orders reveals a new and encouraging trend: We can see that our group is increasingly translating incoming orders into short-term revenues. This makes us less dependent on the individual large-scale projects and the revenue potential is increased.
Orders in the area of electromobility are becoming increasingly important. In response to this, init has developed eMOBILE. The integrated software product suite combines all processes from planning of duty rosters and blocks, depot and charging management through to range monitoring and prediction as well as consumption analysis. For our partner KEOLIS, we installed eMOBILE in two of Europe’s largest e-bus fleets. These lighthouse projects give us a decisive advantage in this future area, both in the European and US markets.
eMOBILE is part of our nextGen innovation campaign which we will present at the leading trade fair, IT-TRANS from 10 to 12 May 2022 in Karlsruhe and which will enable our customers to take a big step forward in their digital transformation process. Our innovative solution MOBILEguide for passenger guidance and information on real-time occupancy rates raises the bar considerably in this regard. The patented process calculates the current occupancy of the cars, taking into account the boarding and alighting estimates for the next stop. The information is available not only via the app but can also be displayed on the platforms. This allows passengers to choose services and trains with lower occupancy levels. Thanks to optimised boarding and alighting times, it also reduces waiting times at stations. Existing infrastructure can therefore be used more efficiently which makes it an attractive business proposition.