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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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Spotting obstacles from afar: Obstacle detection for automated freight

A novel integrated multi-sensor on-board obstacle detection system for freight trains, developed within the Shift2Rail initiative, combines different vision technologies to identify obstacles beyond 200m, the current state-of-art, and up to 1000m. This innovative device, able to operate under any light and weather conditions, consists of a thermal camera, a night vision sensor (camera augmented with image intensifier), a multi stereo-vision system and a laser scanner. Sensors are easy to mount and dismount from the…

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Leading women driving change- Shift2Rail at the Women in Mobility Luncheon

Shift2Rail participated in the third edition of the Women in Mobility Luncheon, which provided a platform for leading women in the transport industry to exchange experiences and ideas, connect with others in the industry and discuss professional issues. The event, organised by leading associations, networks and industry partners, drew a large number of female managers, experts in the transport sector and visitors. At the event, Shift2Rail executive director Carlo Borghini introduced the winning team of the ‘Women…

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Day 2 at Shift2Rail stand at InnoTrans (H4.2/203): New insights into the railways of the future

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) has had a strong presence at its first appearance at InnoTrans, the largest rail fair in the world –presenting the first results of the initiative, barely two years after its creation. Wednesday, 19 September At 10.00, Shift2Rail presents its vision of the future at the InnoTrans Speakers’ Corner. Giorgio Travaini, Head of Research & Innovation at Shift2Rail, together with Shift2Rail Innovation Programme Managers Léa Paties and Lucas Garvía give…

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Network Rail leadership team wins first Shift2Rail Women in Rail R&I Award

A team of three Network Rail managers won the Shift2Rail ‘Women in Rail Research & Innovation Award’. Laureates are Amanda Webster, Eleanor Simmons and Alison Smith, prominent managers in infrastructure-related Shift2Rail R&I activities, working on smart infrastructure, intelligent mobility management and sustainable energy management. The Award is inspired by the ‘EU Platform for Change – Women in Transport’, launched in 2017 by EU Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Ms Violeta Bulc, who bestowed the awards…

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Meet the winners of the first Shift2Rail Research & Innovation Awards

  Projects working on new methodologies to optimise energy use in trains, a door-to-door travel booking eco-system and technologies to make trains’ communication systems wireless are selected as winners of the Awards in its first edition. OPEUS won the decarbonisation Award for its work to develop a simulation methodology and accompanying modelling tool to evaluate, improve and optimise the energy consumption of rail systems with a particular focus on in-vehicle innovation. IT2Rail obtained the digitalisation…

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Join Shift2Rail in events organised by leading associations at InnoTrans

With more than 20 cutting-edge innovations, inviting visitors to discover new technologies first hand there is plenty to experience at the Shift2Rail stand at InnoTrans. But on top of its own activities, S2R is excited to participate in other events organised by leading associations and industry partners. 3rd InnoTrans Luncheon for Women in Mobility On Wednesday, 19th of September, Shift2Rail is participating in the 3rd InnoTrans Luncheon for Women in Mobility, which provides a platform…

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