Shift²Rail

Kapsch CarrierCom is an SHIFT²RAIL associated member.
The EU initiative 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 to reduce costs and complexity during system testing and system validation. Furthermore, Kapsch focuses on Cybersecurity 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. ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) received worldwide attention and has in the meanwhile become a global standard for railway signaling and control systems – but it still has the potential to offer increased functionalities and secure future competitiveness. Control, command and communication systems should go beyond being only a contributor for the control and safe separation of trains. These systems shall become a flexible, intelligent and real-time traffic management and decision support system. Another substantial challenge for IP2 is to enhance the current system without impacting the ERTMS core and to protect investments in mainline as well as in urban railways.

About SHIFT²RAIL
Maintaining world leadership for EU rail industry.

SHIFT²RAIL is a multiannual research program and the first European initiative to seek focused Research and Innovation (R&I) and market-driven solutions by accelerating the integration of new and advanced technologies into innovative rail product solutions. It is a joint effort by the European Rail Industry to enhance the capacity of the European rail system in order to cope with increased passenger and freight demand as a result of green transport efforts and to bring forward the reliability of next generation products and solutions while reducing their life cycle costs. It aims to attract passengers and businesses to rail transport and increase the competitiveness of the European rail industry.

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