As part of the
Digital Rail Germany initiative (Digitale Schiene Deutschland), Deutsche Bahn
(DB), together with Siemens Mobility, Bosch, and other partners, is advancing
the digital railway operations of the future. In the research and development
project called "Automated Train," the partners will test fully
automated train deployment and shunting maneuvers over the next three years. By
2026, Siemens Mobility will equip a train prototype, along with an S-Bahn
train in Stuttgart, with intelligent sensors. The Mireo Smart train from
Siemens Mobility will autonomously travel from the depot to the first station
without a train driver. The vehicle will automatically brake in case of
obstacles. Additionally, the fully automated coupling and uncoupling of the
train will be tested. The second train will gather data for obstacle detection,
among other tests. Both vehicles will be equipped with the same hardware but different
software solutions. This will enable the comparison of sensor data and the
software's responses to specific incidents.
Siemens Mobility Slovakia has been awarded a contract by the Slovak rail vehicle
manufacturer ŽOS Vrútky to retrofit up to 26 locomotives (option of three
additional locomotives) of the Czech railway company ČD Cargo (ČDC) with ETCS
Level 2 Technology. The locomotives class 240 will be equipped with the
ETCS Trainguard 200 on-board unit for operation across the Czech Republic,
Slovakia and Hungary. This project is the third project that Siemens Mobility
and ŽOS Vrútky are executing together. “We are honored about the renewed signs
of trust from ŽOS Vrútky. Our proven ETCS on-board technology will help ČD
Cargo to achieve their modernization and performance goals,” said Branislav
Voska, CEO of Siemens Mobility Slovakia. With ETCS Level 2, the locomotives
will be able to operate with a greater degree of efficiency while meeting the
European standards for interoperability.
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and Siemens
Mobility GmbH announced yesterday at the UITP Congress in Barcelona that they
will further intensify their collaboration to promote sustainability in rail
transportation. As part of the cooperation, new automation technologies will be
developed and tested to increase capacity and reduce energy consumption in rail
transportation by the UITP World Congress in 2025 and 2027. The joint focus
aims to make a concrete contribution to the set sustainability goals.
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With the work
inaugurated today, the Rail Service Center of Novara, Italy is a candidate to
be one of the thirteen world centers of excellence managed by Siemens Mobility
for the maintenance of rolling stock - passenger trains, high-speed trains,
locomotives, subways - and the second in Europe for locomotive maintenance
after the Allach factory site in Germany.
Mobility trams have been in service in Ulm since 2018. A further six vehicles
have been reordered and the first Avenio M will be put on the rails this week -
around 10 months ahead of the announced delivery date.