Research Projects coordinated by UNIFE

  • NEXTGEAR

    Duration: December 2019 - November 2021
    Budget: 2 573 877 EUR
    Partners: 16
    Contact: marta.andreoni@unife.org

    NEXT generation of methods, concepts and solutions for the design of robust and sustainable running GEAR (NEXTGEAR) will implement a coordinated set of research activities to develop Running Gear Innovations and the Wheel Set of the Future.

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  • OPTIMA

    Duration: December 2019 - February 2023
    Budget: 2 249 897 EUR
    Partners: 16
    Contact: jose.bertolin@unife.org

    Over the last decades, main Infrastructures Managers (IMs) have deployed Traffic Management Systems (TMS) which have been used to manage the operation of the railway system. However, the existing interfaces of the TMS were not developed considering the scalability of the system and were generally constituted of proprietary ad-hoc solutions limited to the core TMS. Therefore, the integration of new interfaces with additional rail business and information services will require a duplication of ICT resources and large recurrent expenditures. Another disadvantage of the current TMS is the lack of standardization in their interfaces which does not allow for the full potential benefits of developing rail business and information services such as the interoperability of the system with other similar TMS , to be taken advantage of.

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Projects with Unife Involvement

  • RIDE2RAIL

    Duration: December 2019 - May 2022
    Budget: 2 999 993 EUR
    Partners: 17
    Contact: stefanos.gogos@unife.org

    The RIDE2RAIL project aims to develop solutions and tools that will facilitate the efficient combination of ride-sharing and scheduled transport services such as bus and rail.

    By making it easier to compare and choose between multiple transport options and services, RIDE2RAIL seeks to make ride-sharing a (more) attractive way to move passengers towards public transport services and at the same time fight congestion and pollution.

    The project will integrate multiple (public/private/social) data sets and existing transport platforms to make ride-sharing a complementary transport mode that extends public transport and rail networks.

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  • TRANSIT

    Duration: December 2019 - November 2022
    Budget: 1 308 718 EUR
    Partners: 10
    Contact: marta.andreoni@unife.org

    TRAin pass-by Noise Source characterization and separation Tools for cost-effective vehicle certification (TRANSIT) will provide the railway community with a proven set of innovative tools and methodologies that reduce the environmental impact and improve interior acoustic comfort of railway vehicles.

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