REGION – NAME: CALABRIA - RAIL TRANSPORT SYSTEM

SECTOR: RAILWAY TRANSPORT

TITLE: RAIL TRANSPORT SYSTEM WITH CONVOYS AUTOMATIC COMPOSITION

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The objective of the proposed solution is to improve flexibility, efficiency and to reduce fixed management costs of Single Wagon Load (SWL) traffic, by adopting a novel approach for wagons' dispatching, formation of trains and the optimised usage of railway paths. The solution is based on the integration of existing technologies into a train-network management system that can be applied to optimise the whole SWL delivery as well as specific SWL stages (such as train formation operations). Other applications may be found for the automation of container movement in intermodal nodes (such as, dock to train) and other similar scenarios. The approach will also create new market opportunities, for small transport operators and private clients, for new marshaling managers as well as for “smart wagons” manufacturers.The solution aims to enhance the overall competitiveness of the SWL traffic by achieving the following results:

  1. Reducing the management costs (staff, depreciation, maintenance, energy) of local SWL systems (maneuvering on track connection, shunting work centres, etc.) through automatic train formation and shunting of the wagons without direct human intervention;
  2. Increasing the overall flexibility and reliability of the SWL traffic, allowing an optimal use of the railways networks and raising their operational capacity, by adopting novel routing techniques for single wagons thanks to the fully automatic management of train/wagon switch;
  3. Developing new business models based on the increased overall efficiency of the system that allows operators to serve profitably a much wider dynamic of local transport demand.

All the experiments necessary to demonstrate the feasibility of the project (construction of the prototype and handling operations) were carried out at the San Ferdinando station in the port area of Gioria Tauro.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY :

Our company is available to collaborations in all sectors (mechanical, electronic, data transmission, IT, etc.).

Specific opportunities for digital companies concern:

1) development of methods and secure protocols of communications between the various components of the system (eg between station and wagons)

2) study of signaling system (ETCS Level 3), concerning the continuous control of the integrity of trains.

CONTACT INFO

Name: Co.El.Da. Software SRL

Website: www.rts-agw.it

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Tel: +39 0965 920584