Safe4RAIL-2 will investigate ways of utilizing wireless (5G), interoperable, on-board communication as well as universal integration of the Train Control and Monitoring System (TCMS). In collaboration with its complementary action project CONNECTA-2 (826098), Safe4RAIL-2 aims to develop railway demonstrators where next-generation architectures and components for TCMS will be integrated. Another aspect of the project is to perform testing of the TCMS functions in a simulated environment. These test methods alleviate field-testing which would be costly to undertake.
The results from Safe4RAIL-2 will define new train standards and pave the way for deterministic communications as well as secure and interoperable interconnections while increasing efficiency and safety of the TCMS.
Safe4RAIL-2 is driven by a well-balanced, European consortium composed of six industrial partners (including SMEs and large companies), one research institution and one academic partner providing their expertise from the automotive, aerospace, and railway sector in order to create synergies with existing and emerging concepts and technologies. This project piggybacks on recently completed projects such as Safe4RAIL (730830), which laid the groundwork for a smarter train by consolidating on-board systems.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under grant agreement no 730830. This joint undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program and Austria, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy and France.