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Performance Improvement for Vehicles on Track

Objective

PIVOT takes the Roll2Rail Lighthouse project and addresses mechanical systems within rail vehicles: Carbodies, Running Gear, Brakes, Entry Systems and Interiors including the Cab.
With seven technical WPs, it uses a system engineering approach, giving innovations tangible context considering real interface constraints. It includes specific, trackable, relevant, achievable and motivating quick wins which focus attention and drive home innovation.
• WP1 explores the materials, joining techniques and manufacturing for innovative carbodies. It seeks to develop a risk-assessed demonstrator specification.
• WP2 develops conceptual carbody components for alternative materials. It includes structural/non-structural assessments, FMECA and a sustainability assessment of facets like reparability and recyclability.
• WP3 focusses on smart solutions for running gear considering functions such as health monitoring and active suspension systems. These include new sensor system architecture and affordable hardware providing sufficient reliability and robustness.
• WP4 addresses running gear performance more generally. It seeks to develop a common technical specification, to innovatively use both new and existing materials and to scope the authorisation demands arising.
• WP5 progresses innovations such as electronics with high Safety Integrity Levels, eddy current brakes, new friction pairs, electro mechanical brake solutions and virtual certification.
• WP6 covers entry systems with themes including gap fillers, door entry surveillance, solutions for Persons of Reduced Mobility and performance improvement through mass reduction, improved insulation and higher acoustic attenuation.
• WP7 deals with modular interiors both for passenger spaces and cabs and aims make vehicle reconfiguration easier. Topics include flexible systems for adjusting tables, seat, luggage racks and the general décor, and ‘plug and play’ systems within the driver’s cab.
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Coordinator

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH

Address

Eichhornstrasse 3
10785 Berlin

Germany

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 955 681,67

Participants (16)

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Aernnova Aerospace S.A.U.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 742 231

FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION, DESARROLLO Y APLICACION DE MATERIALES COMPUESTOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 245 586,25

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 297 540

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 75 786,25

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 447 955

DEUTSCHE BAHN AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 63 011

CP - COMBOIOS DE PORTUGAL EPE

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 17 776,25

FAIVELEY TRANSPORT TOURS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 305 647,15

KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 945 776,50

NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 79 992

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 261 000

SNCF MOBILITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 387 961,25

PATENTES TALGO SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 942 127,50

TRAFIKVERKET - TRV

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 226 644

KOMPETENZZENTRUM DAS VIRTUELLE FAHRZEUG FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 93 330

SIEMENS MOBILITY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 658 756,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 777629

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.8.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 746 802,22

  • EU contribution

    € 7 746 802,22

Coordinated by:

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH

Germany