The new projects will contribute to improving rail freight automation – a much needed solution for rail freight in Europe.
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Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU)
Shift2Rail is the first European rail initiative to seek focused research and innovation and market-driven solutions by accelerating the integration of new and advanced technologies into innovative rail product solutions. Shift2Rail promotes the competitiveness of the European rail industry and meets changing EU transport needs.
Shift2Rail and the UIC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the competitiveness of the railway sector by accelerating the market uptake of innovative solutions.
Shift2Rail, CEN and CENELEC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing to foster the uptake of innovation in the European railway sector.
In this interview with Global Railway Review, Karsten Oberle, Head of Rail at Nokia, explains how FRMCS will be a key enabler for digital railways, the benefits that it will bring and the use of 5G being the foundational technology to support its success.
Nicholas Shrimpton, UNIFE’s Technical Affairs Manager, explores the intricacies of the introduction of the Fourth Railway Package’s (4RP) Technical Pillar, and the key elements that will ensure its full and successful adoption going forward.
Dellner's Digital Automatic Couplers will increase the productivity and competitiveness of rail freight transport as well as contribute to achieving European sustainability targets.
4SECURail has successfully designed a Computer Security Incident Response Team for rail cyber-security and a Formal Methods Demonstrator for improved railway signalling systems.
With the expected introduction of 5G on railways, which will inevitably result in the application of more technologically advanced capabilities – such as IoT or AI – Huawei is on hand to support railway operators in improving their digitalisation efforts, enabling advances in safety and security across all aspects of…
By introducing DAC on its wagons, Green Cargo will improve capacity, punctuality, the working environment, efficiency and profitability.
Rail Freight Forward members and sector associations have welcomed an MoU for the development of European Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight.
Chloé Lima-Vanzeler (SNCF Voyageurs), Sébastien Dislaire (SNCF Réseau) and Thomas Sutter (SBB Infrastructure) explain how railway undertakings and infrastructure managers have established a coalition for train energy savings and rail traffic efficiency.
Worth almost €148 million, the new projects will deliver key Shift2Rail results through technological demonstrators and pave the way to the successor programme.
The European DAC (Digital Automatic Coupler) Delivery Programme will be a unique opportunity for the sector to collectively drive the deployment of technological and operational solutions related to the DAC, by means of a focused and inclusive system approach under the umbrella of Shift2Rail.
Europe’s railway Research and Innovation community shows strong interest in deepening collaboration as 2020 Shift2Rail Call for Proposals prompts requests for €113.3 million of R&I funding.
Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE (the Association of the European Rail Industry), writes that, despite the coronavirus crisis interrupting the regular rhythm of the European rail supply industry, this unprecedented situation could provide an opportunity to position the sector for even greater success once the pandemic subsides.