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    Europe’s Rail partnership, the successor to the current Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, has been officially announced today by the European Commission as part of a proposal for the set-up of 10 new European Partnerships under the Horizon Europe programme. All the partnerships share the objective of achieving a climate neutral and digital Europe. Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking will build on the successful results of Shift2Rail’s work with its […]
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Results published in September

Report on AI approaches and models DOWNLOAD HERE Description: This document is the first of three RAILS reports introducing the ongoing work on the pilot cases studies selected to investigate the application of AI methods in different railway domains. This Deliverable specifically focuses on automatic and safe train operations. The following two case studies are being developed: 1) Obstacle Detection and Collision Avoidance, and 2) Cooperative Driving for Virtual Coupling of Autonomous Trains. The discussion…

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Results published in June

DSS algorithms and data integration Specification report DOWNLOAD HERE Description: This deliverable defines the main requirements for the design of a Decision Support System (DSS) to help multimodal Travel Service Providers in the management of unplanned disruptions and events, by exploiting the existing multimodal services. The document includes system analysis, logical architecture and the lists of system requirements. Target audience: Operators How it brings us closer to achieving better rail for Europe: When a disruption occurs,…

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Results published in May

Final Version of the System Architecture and Conceptual Data Model (CDM) for Railway Dictionary DOWNLOAD HERE Description: The System architecture and Conceptual Data Model for Railway Dictionary aggregates ontologies extracted from several candidate source models. The process of ontology extraction into the aggregated ontology provides a unified knowledge graph which can subsequently be used to establish relations between concepts originated from heterogenous models and attach precise semantics to these relations, paving the way for the CDM…

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Results published in April

State-of-the-art concept of vibration prediction tool DOWNLOAD HERE Description: The deliverable presents the state-of-the-art of prediction models for railway induced vibration and differentiating between numerical, empirical and hybrid models. It contains a review of empirical models with particular emphasis on the general framework recommended in ISO 14837-1:2005, as well as the empirical procedure for Detailed Vibration Assessment proposed by the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. These offer…

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Results published in March

Assessment and Classification for Alternative Bearers and Alternative Bearers/Traditional Bearers comparison DOWNLOAD HERE Description: This document aims to analyse the economic aspects of the adoption of the eligible Alternative Bearers (ABs) in a railway context, and to compare the eligible ABs with the Traditional Bearers (TBs). The eligible ABs are: Free Space Optics (FSO), Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite and High-Altitude Platform Station (HAPS). Target audience: All rail stakeholders How it brings us closer to achieving better…

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Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) – the backbone for full digital rail freight train operations in Europe

The introduction of the Digital Automatic Coupler (DAC) aims to address the three main challenges of the European rail freight sector - increasing capacity, productivity and quality - which are crucial for a more efficient and modern rail freight system. The DAC will be a major game changer for the modal shift to rail to achieve the aspiring EU Green Deal objectives.   [caption id="attachment_13244" align="aligncenter" width="722"] Präsentation Digitale Automatische KupplungCopyright: ÖBB/Marek Knopp[/caption]   Currently…

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