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Translation for breaking language barriers in the railway field

Project description

New tool lifts language barriers for train drivers

European rail transports some 1.6 billion tonnes of freight and 9 billion passengers each year. Rail transport is critical to the EU strategy for a more sustainable transport sector, economic and social cohesion, and connecting Europeans within and between Member States. Communication is key to increasing interoperability and cooperation between national rail networks across the EU. The concept of the Translate4Rail project is to offer drivers a fully comprehensive set of predefined standardised messages which encompass all they have to exchange with an infrastructure manager traffic controller in normal or exceptional operational situations in a country where they do not understand nor speak the local language. These specific messages will be channelled via a prototype IT tool to be developed in the context of Translate4Rail so to enable the driver and the traffic controller to understand each other even though they each speak in their native language.

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-2019

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Sub call

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2019

Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
Net EU contribution
€ 126 000,00
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (1)

RAILNETEUROPE-VEREINIGUNG ZUR FORDERUNG DES INTERNATIONALEN VERKEHRS AUF DER EISENBAHNINFRASTRUKTUR
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 122 093,75
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00