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 technologies, products and solutions for railways. Kapsch CarrierCom will contribute its expertise to SHIFT2RAIL’s Innovation Program 2 (IP2) which is focused on Advanced Traffic Management & Control Systems.
Within the IP2, Kapsch will carry out the analysis, specification and implementation of a prototype for an emergency call application for the future railway communication system. The research project is supplemented by innovative approaches that will reduce costs as well as the complexities of system testing and system validation. Kapsch will also focus on cyber security, with the definition of new processes and structures for the detection and prevention of attacks on railway IT and communication systems.
A major goal of the European rail joint technology initiative is to raise the competitiveness of European solutions and products and will be Europe’s most advanced integrated traffic management systems.
The company provides is technology to London’s congestion scheme and digital radio for Tyne and Wear Metro system. They are also working alongside the Highways of England for the most advanced integrated traffic management system.