Travelers on the shining path
The Berlin start-up SIUT develops ready-made concrete parts with a punctually illuminated surface. With the integrated light fibers, the flooring becomes a signpost or warning sign. At the customer's request, lines, symbols, letters or logos glow in the ground. Thanks to the direct illumination of the concrete surface, travelers can better orient themselves in train stations. In 2016, the first floor slabs with light points were laid on the ground floor of the Berlin S-Bahnhof Anhalter Bahnhof.
On October 5, 2017, Deutsche Bahn presented a luminous platform of its partner start-up on the product presentation in Berlin. SIUT demonstrated how optical information generated by symbols and different colors can help to improve punctuality..
In the beginning of 2018, the innovative solution for passenger guidance in the Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt S-Bahn station will be inaugurated. Light-fiber symbols in the platform show passengers the train stopping and door positions as well as the occupany rate in real-time before the train enters the station. The occupancy rate measurement is based on video data. The solution is provided by the English start-up OpenCapacity.
Since 2012, the founders and current managing directors of SIUT have been researching the components concrete and light in cooperation with the TU Berlin. The start-up was founded in Berlin in 2015 and participated in the DB Accelerator program in 2016.