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Innovative vehicle components for railway tracks for controlling and monitoring operational functions analysis of application potential and control requirements

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Geo-spatial type
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport mode
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Transport sectors
Passenger transport


Background & Policy context



The project aims to analyse innovative vehicle systems that provide, collect or process data for operational control in terms of their performance/functionality and market maturity. In this context, systems in the BOStrab area that have already been tested or have been newly introduced in individual cases, as well as systems to be developed in the field of research will be examined.

The analysis focuses on functional aspects of innovation, especially the suitability of systems to support or replace existing operational functions.
Moreover, possibilities and limits of data use are considered. The data generated by new systems must be analysed in order to determine whether further use, e. g. for extended security functions, improved energy efficiency, statistically preventive evaluations (safety or maintenance management) or other value-added services are possible.
With respect of new aspects of technology and data use, it is to be examined whether the use of certain functions presupposes a change in existing regulations or whether the development of technical standards for new functions appears appropriate.

Finally, the research project aims to provide an overview of the state of the art in science and technology with regard to technologies for vehicle assistance systems and innovative systems for controlling operational processes.
Moreover, the analysis focuses on the identification of specific questions that can be supported by regulatory processes for broader application. This may concern recommendations, technical standards and standardization or even government regulations.
For possible innovative functions, a comparison of current status and possible target status with analysis of necessary steps is to be carried out. In addition, criteria for assessing priorities will be developed.


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructures BMVI
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)
Funding Source
Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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