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16-19 April: Transport Research Arena – Save the date

  TRA offers a great opportunity to explore, discuss and demonstrate the major trends that will drastically change the way we use mobility and transport modes, and address the challenges of the future mobility system. It also provides a great networking opportunity with more than 3,000 experts from Europe, the USA and Asia, coming from the R&I community & industry looking at innovative solutions to be taken up by the market. For further information please…

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Shift2Rail Information Day – Open Call for Proposals 2018 – Presentations now available

On December 12, Shift2Rail JU organised an Information Day – Open Call for Proposals 2018. Download hereafter the presentations delivered throughout the day. Agenda 10.00–10.10 Opening - Matthew Baldwin (DG MOVE), Clara de la Torre (DG RTD) 10.10–10.30 Shift2Rail State of Play, S2R JU Executive Director, Carlo Borghini 10.30–10.40 European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI) - Lutz Hübner The Enterprise Europe Network - Carolin Schmidt 10.40–12.00 Annual Work Plan 2018 topics and S2R Programme, Giorgio Travaini Presentations of the…

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Hot off the press: Issue #1 of Shift2Rail e-news

In our bimonthly newsletter you will read about the progresses, achievements and success stories of our Research & Innovation Programme as well as gain an insight into Innovation Capabilities delivering the railway system(s) of the future. In this issue you can read an article titled 'Women in Rail' highlighting the challenges faced by women in transport with a kind contribution from Commissioner Bulc, MEP Clare Moody, Elisabeth Werner Director of Land Transport, DG Move and Francesca Aceto, Chairwoman…

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Fair Stations

The aim of the FAIR Stations project is to design an integrated station and door access system optimised for smooth passenger flow, and stations with enhanced security for improved safety and customer satisfaction. It will involve development of a flexible fully automatic entry for new and retro-fit vehicles access system independent of the different infrastructure situation at the platform (such as the platform height, or PTI gap), in the form of a new technical development…

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IN2DREAMS

In2Dreams has been designed to answer the challenges related to the technology development and demonstrator implementation in order to realise: A non-intrusive Smart Metering sensor network at Railway System level. An open system and interface for data collection, aggregation and analysis in an open source Operational Data Management (ODM) Platform. A set of User Applications design and specifications to exploit the energy analysis process, as well as other possible improvements such as preventive maintenance. To…

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ETALON

The objective of the project “ETALON” is the adaptation of energy harvesting methodologies for trackside and on-board signalling and communication. ETALON will contribute to the enhancement of train integrity functionalities, providing a suitable energy supply for on-board train integrity (particularly targeted at cases where trains do not have any power supply available on the wagons) and a robust radio communication system between vehicles that could be the basis for a train integrity check. ETALON will…

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