At the technological forefront
At the technological forefront
 

Our pursuit of progress motivates us to innovate, to seek out the cutting-edge solution that best suits our clients' requirements. We develop technology to meet the requirements of the thousands of users who use trams, trains, metros and bus to get around on a daily basis. And we do so in a creative and innovative way.

Railway innovation

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We participate in the European Shift2Rail scheme which is part of the Horizon 2020 scheme.

This is the first European rail technology initiative that aims to:

  • Improve the capacity of the European railway network.
  • Improve the quality and reliability of services and passenger safety.
  • Reduce the life cycle cost of railway solutions by as much as 50%.

Projects CAF T&E are participating in:

 

IN2STEMPO

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CAF T&E takes part in the development of smart monitoring systems and investigating energy flows on the railway system.

IN2SMART

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CAF T&E is developing an advanced tram depot design optimising tram movement flows and space distribution.

X2RAIL 4

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CAF T&E is developing a stand-alone solar-based power supply system for field controllers with difficult access to the power grid.

Soluciones integrales de movilidad como trabajamos
 

Engineering from a digital lens

 
 

We rely on digital technologies to provide cutting-edge solutions geared towards improving the energy efficiency, safety and reliability of our infrastructures:

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Big data analytics

We use big data analytics technology to improve the energy efficiency of transport systems and optimise maintenance tasks by using condition-based criteria (CBM).

Digital twin

We create infrastructure digital twins in order to predict the infrastructure's performance and improve it. We have worked on a tool to simulate the performance of complex traction energy supply grids so as to optimise the design of railway system energy infrastructures.

Digital twins of the infrastructure
 

Developing catenary-free systems

 

Preserving the historic centre or the aesthetic of the town/city, while guaranteeing people's safety, has prompted us to develop catenary-free systems such as the SCIE (Ground Level Current Collection System) with the highest degree of safety (SIL 4).

 

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