Railway Industry Solutions

During the last years, the railway industry has become a platform for innovative people and goods transportation. Automotive technology helps to make this development safe and sustainable.

Avoiding critical situations

In the increasingly complex world of mobility, critical and dangerous situations are occurring more and more frequently. Above all, rail vehicles which have direct contact with other vehicles – such as cars, buses, motorcycles or bicycles – or even with people are the most difficult to handle.
 
Accidents with rail vehicles do not only happen because of a tightened infrastructure or changed traffic regulations. The human himself and a potential failure of his reaction or intelligence is a major risk factor here.
 
In some cases it is unconsciousness due to health problems or reduced reaction speed due to medication. In most cases, however, it is the use of smartphones during work that distracts rail vehicle drivers from driving safely.

Accident between tram and car

Source: https://www.polizei-schweiz.ch/reinach-bl-unfall-zwischen-tram-und-auto/

Seven injured in tram-car collision

https://www.fr.de/rhein-main/sieben-verletzte-zusammenstoss-strassenbahn-auto-10969823.html

Serious tram accident in Griesheim (Germany)

https://www.echo-online.de/lokales/darmstadt-dieburg/griesheim/schwerer-strassenbahnunfall-in-griesheim_19720390

Whale sculpture saves the train from falling into the channel

https://www.morgenpost.de/vermischtes/article230818024/Wal-Skulptur-rettet-Bahn-vor-Zehn-Meter-Sturz-in-Kanal.html

Transfer of Automotive Solutions to Railway Industry

The risk of accidents can be significantly reduced through the use of tried and tested radar and camera-based area monitoring from the automotive sector. In addition, the camera-based driver monitoring can force the driver’s attention or activate an integrated emergency brake assistant if the driver is distracted. In this way, the driver remains aware of the situation and critical events can be avoided.

From a component to a solution approach

  • In addition to the classic “components & system supplier” approach, we also offer the holistic solution proposal in which all systems involved – software, hardware and user level – not only harmonize with each other, but also offer synergy effects and greater effectiveness than regular “black box” systems.
  • Due to the modular and universally applicable basic approach, an individual expandability of existing systems – including 3rd party systems – is possible at any time.
  • This makes it possible to retrofit existing vehicles and to re-equip vehicles that are in the process of being built.

Additional Service:
Functional Safety

CES has wide experience in functional safety
  • ISO 26262 (Automotive)
  • IEC 61508 (Base Standard)
  • ISO 13849 (Machinery)
Best Practice of these standards are applicable for railway applications regarding functional safety (RAMS).

Additional Service:
Cyber Security

  • Systems Engineering e.g.
    • TARA,
    • Security Concept,
    • Requirements Engineering
  • Strong Key Components customized to you needs
    • Telematics
    • Secure Gateway
  • Systems Integration & Testing
  • Production

Railway Markets

CES has wide experience in functional safety

  • ISO 26262 (Automotive)
  • IEC 61508 (Base Standard)
  • ISO 13849 (Machinery)

Best Practice of these standards are applicable for railway applications regarding functional safety (RAMS).

BlockbusterProductApplication
VALTRAMWAYMETROREGIONALTRAIN
HEAD UP DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIESCombiner Windshield
DRIVER MONITORINGInfrared Camera
CLUSTER AND EDUFree reprogrammable cluster
360° SURROUND VIEWSurround view camera
FORWARD-COLLISION WARNINGMobile use of Automotive Radar and Cameras
MONITORING OF AREAS OR OBJECTSStationery use of Radars & Cameras
SIDE-COLLISION WARNINGMobile use of Automotive Radars
MANUFACTURING & PROTOTYPINGProductions and Additive Manufacturing
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORINGTPMS
INTELLIGENT GLASS CONTROLSmart Glass
SPEAKERLESS AUDIOActuated Sound

DIRECT CONTACT

Matthias Clemenz

Head of Global Business Development

Tel: +49 69 678 696 410
Email: matthias.clemenz@conti-engineering.com