The company delivering Britain’s new high speed rail network has today (Monday 9 November 2020) announced the names of the five new cutting-edge tech firms that will join HS2 Ltd’s Innovation Accelerator programme.
The technology company Continental ensures optimal suspension of the Hamburger Hochbahn AG (HOCHBAHN): All trains of the latest generation of DT5 vehicles drive with air springs from the specialist for suspension and vibration damping: two pieces per bogie – clearly visible on the underside of the train.
The Vectron Dual Mode locomotive from Siemens Mobility received authorization for operation in Germany from the Federal Railway Authority (EBA) on October 29, 2020. To date, Railsystems RP, Mindener Kreisbahnen GmbH, and Stern & Hafferl have ordered the Vectron Dual Mode.
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) of the European Commission has selected the project FCH2RAIL to start negotiations for an EU grant agreement valued at 10million EUR. FCH2RAIL would be technically led by CAF and would benefit from the European funding under the H2020 Program to work on the development of a railway vehicle prototype powered by hydrogen.
The Catalan metallurgical company Instalaciones y Montajes Margon, dedicated to the design, engineering and manufacture of metallurgical goods, has obtained the “Quality Trusted” certification from the Alstom Group. Thanks to this accreditation, the company, which has supplied equipment to Alstom in Spain since 2007, has become a worldwide reference supplier within the Group.
Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, is presenting a wide range of system solutions aimed at further boosting the environmental compatibility and economic efficiency of the rail sector as a key future mode of transportation – including technologies for wear-free and low-noise braking and for reducing rail vehicles’ energy consumption.
The DAC test programme being carried out in the framework of the DAC4EU consortium has got underway this October. The four DAC prototypes are being tested with various individual tests according to a fixed test procedure.