All Technology articles – Page 3

  • VAMPIRE Pro
    Rail Business UK

    Vampire rolling stock dynamics modelling software finds a new home

    2020-04-21T06:00:00Z

    UK: SNC-Lavalin has acquired the rights to to develop, support and licence the Vampire Pro software which is used model the dynamic behaviour of railway vehicles in response to track and other external forces. This follows Resonate’s decision to withdraw from vehicle dynamics consultancy, and ...

  • Eurotech boltgate-20-31
    News

    Railway-certified modular IoT edge gateways

    2020-04-19T06:00:00Z

    IOT: Embedded technology supplier Eurotech has extended its portfolio of railway-certified modular Internet of Things edge gateways with the BoltGATE 20-31 family, which comprises a main CPU module and a wide range of expansion modules offering additional features and interfaces for edge processing and cloud connectivity. ...

  • On-train infotainment provider GoMedia is to use sentiment analysis software from Wordnerds to help train operators make sense of passengers’ comments in social media posts, online reviews, surveys and forums.
    News

    Sentiment analysis to help train operators understand passenger feedback

    2020-04-17T07:00:00Z

    FEEDBACK: On-train infotainment provider GoMedia is to use sentiment analysis software from Wordnerds to help train operators make sense of passengers’ comments in social media posts, online reviews, surveys and forums. ‘We are developing a range of digital solutions to give operators timely data, so that ...

  • EAO Ltd Multi-Legend Alarm Indicator
    News

    Multi-legend driver’s cab alarm indicator

    2020-04-14T06:00:00Z

    PANEL: EAO now offers a customisable multi-legend alarm indicator for train cabs, which can include features such as dimmable illumination and a lamp test switch. The panel size, array layout and ‘secret until lit’ symbol sizes are customisable, with the 8 mm mounting depth fitting into ...

  • Alstom Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-unit for the Train Express Régional project in Dakar.
    News

    Train Express Régional simulators ordered

    2020-04-13T12:00:00Z

    SENEGAL: Five Corys train driving simulators have been ordered by SETER, the joint venture of SNCF and RATP Dev which has been appointed to operate the Train Express Régional line in Dakar. The contract covers the supply of two multifunction simulators with driving desks, as well ...

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    News

    Rail-approved DC/DC converter

    2020-04-12T06:00:00Z

    CONVERTER: Traco Electronic’s THN 10WIR series of ruggedised 10 Watt DC/DC converters has been approved for railway applications according to the EN 50155 and EN 61373 standards. Designed for reliability in harsh environments, the converters have a wide 4:1 input range of 9 to 36, 18 ...

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    News

    Federal Railroad Administration publishes research reports

    2020-04-10T12:00:00Z

    USA: The Federal Railroad Administration has published a number of technical reports and research results. The topics covered are: Wireless Digital Train Line for Passenger Trains; Validating a 70-Ton Higher Speed Freight Truck Design: Phase II; Impact Test Data Analysis for Load Environment ...

  • Transport for Wales has worked with technology company One Big Circle Ltd to fit trains with ‘smart’ cameras designed to automatically record, analyse and report lineside vegetation risks.
    Rail Business UK

    Automated vegetation monitoring technology deployed in train cabs

    2020-04-10T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has worked with technology company One Big Circle Ltd to fit trains with ‘smart’ cameras designed to automatically record, analyse and report lineside vegetation risks. The Automated Intelligent Video Review system is a lightweight train-borne device that sits inside the cab windscreen ...

  • The latest design of prototype Series L0 maglev vehicles for the Chūō Shinkansen line has been unveiled by JR Central at Hitachi’s Kasado works in Kudamatsu.
    News

    JR Central and Hitachi unveil latest maglev prototype

    2020-04-09T09:31:00Z

    JAPAN: The latest design of prototype Series L0 maglev vehicles for the Chūō Shinkansen line has been unveiled by JR Central at Hitachi’s Kasado works in Kudamatsu. The older L0 prototype has seven cars, with one end car and an intermediate car to be replaced by ...

  • ZTR and security software company BlackBerry have launched a remote wagon monitoring system designed to provide operators with greater insights into the fleets.
    News

    ZTR and BlackBerry partner to launch rail asset monitoring platform

    2020-04-08T06:00:00Z

    MONITORING: Locomotive modernisation technology specialist ZTR and security software company BlackBerry have launched a remote wagon monitoring system designed to provide operators with greater insights into the fleets. Monitoring devices offer a long battery life in the rough railway environment, while the online dashboard provides location, ...

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    News

    3D-printed handles aim to reduce hand contact with train doors

    2020-04-07T11:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Attachments designed to enable train toilet and cab doors to be opened with an elbow or lower arm rather than a hand, and thus reduce the risk of spreading germs or a virus like Covid-19, are being tested by Russian Railways. ...

  • eltec-IO-Modul-CyBox_IO-MVB
    News

    Simple and safe recording of status data

    2020-04-05T06:00:00Z

    MONITORING: Electronics supplier ELTEC has expanded its range with CyBox I/O interface boards for onboard networks, including the collection of operating data for condition-based monitoring. The MVB I/O modules are available as stand-alone components or integrated in the ELTEC gateway server; they have been are certified ...

  • Zipabout Passenger rail demand lockdown FV
    Rail Business UK

    Use data to tailor coronavirus timetables to current needs, says Zipabout

    2020-04-02T08:27:00Z

    UK: Passenger data systems supplier Zipabout says train operators should revise their emergency timetables based on passenger behaviour and real-time demand data, to ensure their reduced services can meet the needs of key workers during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘The necessary reduction in ...

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    Urban news

    Data4PT multimodal transport data interoperability project launched

    2020-04-01T08:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The Data4PT project has been formally launched to support the development of multimodal transport data exchange standards and models to fulfil the needs of travel information service providers. The EU-funded project aims to support member states in deploying the Transmodel, NeTEx and SIRI harmonised public ...

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    News

    Turnout monitoring pilot project

    2020-03-29T06:00:00Z

    FINLAND: A pilot project to use real-time data to provide warnings of potential turnout failure is being undertaken by the national railway’s VR FleetCare subsidiary and the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Väylävirasto. Equipment from internet of things specialist Vire Labs is being used to monitor 80 ...

  • tn_se-malmo-oresund-emus.jpg
    News

    Öresundståg ETCS contract awarded

    2020-03-27T13:40:00Z

    EUROPE: Alstom has been awarded a €35m contract to supply and install Atlas ETCS onboard equipment for the X31 Contessa electric multiple-units used on Öresundståg services in eastern Denmark and southern Sweden. Alstom is to supply an integrated system enabling the EMUs to use legacy ATC-2 ...

  • Koleje Śląskie coronavirus
    News

    Polish operator tests titanium dioxide disinfectant

    2020-03-27T08:28:00Z

    POLAND: Koleje Śląskie is testing the use of TitanSolid, a titanium dioxide based product used in hospitals and food production plants to eliminate pathogenic microorganisms. The substance integrates with the surface it is applied to, creating an active coating that uses photocatalysis to destroy bacteria, fungi ...

  • Train in Sweden (Photo: SJ/Stefan Nilsson).
    News

    ABB awarded Trafikverket framework agreement

    2020-03-25T08:46:00Z

    Source: SJ/Stefan Nilsson SWEDEN: Trafikverket has awarded ABB a two-year extendable framework contract covering the supply of more than 400 Relion RER670 intelligent electronic devices. These will protect the infrastructure manager’s 15 kV 16·7 Hz overhead electrification equipment including transmission lines, transformers and catenary at around ...

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    News

    MBTA to roll out Violet Edge across commuter rail fleet

    2020-03-22T06:00:00Z

    tn_us-MBTA_commuter_train.jpg USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is to deploy Wi-Tronix’s Violet Edge technology across the fleet of diesel locomotives used on Boston commuter rail services. The agreement builds on projects undertaken with the supplier on some of the fleet since 2015. The internet of things ...

  • tfw-train
    Rail Business UK

    Welsh language announcements go live

    2020-03-20T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has used technology from Amazon and Ivona to develop an information system called Geraint, enabling it to make Welsh-language information available at 171 of the 222 stations in Wales. Previously only a quarter of the stations had a system which worked for ...