Rail vehicle applications such as public address or track fault monitoring systems require position information, which is often delivered by GPS. But GPS might not always be available, for example in tunnels or valleys. Televic and Flanders Make profile a new vehicle positioning system suitable for these kinds of applications.
Under-ballast materials are proven to reduce the impact of vibrations caused by passing trains and are in widespread use around the world. The Recytrack research project, which concluded in 2014 and was conducted by Spanish engineers*, aimed to develop a new system using end-of-life tyres.
THE technical supervisory authority in the German state of Hessen has approved a new tram collision avoidance system with automatic emergency braking developed by Bosch Engineering, clearing the way for trials on the tram network in Frankfurt-am-Main.
ITALIAN infrastructure manager Italian Railway Network (RFI) has awarded Stars Railway Systems, a consortium of IDS Ingegneria Del Sistemi and Intecs, Italy, a contract to supply 100 Sirio-LX obstacle detection systems for deployment on PAI-PL automatic level crossings in Lombardy and Tuscany.