technology

Hyperloop One conduct public test of new propulsion technology

Hyperloop One have made an important step in developing technology for their futuristic transit system ‘Hyperloop’. In a widely publicised display in the Nevada desert, the company sent a car-sized sled, powered by electromagnets, at speeds over 100 mph (160 kph) in a test that lasted less than five seconds. This was a major demonstration […]

Intelligence on Wheels collision warning system installed on high-speed trains

Intelligence on Wheels’ collision warning system has been successfully installed for the first time on high-speed trains. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Trenitalia (Italy), used Intelligence on Wheels’ collision warning system to monitor manoeuvres while driving two Frecciarossa high-speed trains at night time with speeds of up to 300km/h. With the collision warning system […]

KAPSCH CARRIERCOM JOINS EU RAIL INNOVATION INITIATIVE

Kapsch has opened a branch office in London’s Paddington Station and initially housing a staff of six, the company is hoping to expand its operations in the UK including ticketing and intermodal transport control systems. The company who recently joined EU initiative SHIFT2RAIL is focused on research and innovation to accelerate the development of new […]

ABS on the Rails

High-speed trains are an essential part of efficient transport infrastructure in any modern industrialized country. But the trains’ travel speeds–of up to 250 km/h and more–place enormous demands on brake system mechanical components and control electronics. For the last 15 years, ETAS tools have helped Knorr-Bremse AG to develop the software for managing and controlling […]