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INNOTRANS: In the latest InnoTrans Podcast, Roger Dirksmeier, Managing Director of Fogtec, explains how the rail industry must adapt its fire-fighting measures to cope with battery-electric and fuel cell drive systems.

’It is important to look at fire safety as an integrated system and not simply at its individual parts. That is more efficient and ultimately improves safety’, explained Dirksmeier in the podcast was released on December 14. Fogtec has examined how to combat battery fires effectively in numerous tests under real-life conditions, such as an electric bike connected to a charging point on a train.

Digital transformation also opens up extra possibilities for addressing fire safety, for example in maintenance, while raising new questions about who owns the data.