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Smart data-based assets and efficient rail freight operation

Project description

Smart data for rail freight transport

The S2R Strategic Master Plan is the key document adopted by the European Commission that defines EU strategy aiming to support the development, improvement and competitiveness of the European rail sector. New technologies are applied such as those concerning the development of rail freight transport. The EU-funded FR8RAIL III project will study improvement possibilities through smart data applications in 6 different issues: condition-based maintenance (CBM) for the better decision of maintenance needs, real-time network management, Intelligent Video Gate to improve efficiency in railroad terminals, extend the market for freight wagons, telematics and Electrification and next-generation Freight Loco. The project will approach various aspects of the freight ecosystem aiming to increase EU freight rail transport competitiveness.


The objective of the FR8RAIL III project is to further develop technologies which are relevant for the rail freight sector to reach the goal highlighted in the S2R Strategic Master Plan. The work is partly based on results achieved in the previous projects of the AWP 2015/167 (FFL4E, ARCC, FR8RAIL), the AWP 2017 (FR8HUB) and the AWP 2018 (FR8RAIL II) as well as the relevant open calls.

Within the challenges highlighted in the IP5 part of the S2R Master Plan, FR8RAIL III further focuses on improving the freight
eco system by addressing various challenges in 6 different field:

- Condition based maintenance
- Real-time Network Management
- Intelligent Video Gate Terminals
- Extended Market Wagon
- Telematics & Electrification
- Freight Loco of the future

Summarizing, FR8RAIL III focuses on various facets of the freight eco system with one goal: overall improvement and increase of competitiveness of the rail freight transport.

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Net EU contribution
€ 0,01
Potsdamer platz 2
10785 Berlin

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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