European Railway Agency - ERA

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Space for Innovation in Rail

Space for Innovation in Rail

18-19 Mar 2019

Location: Vienna

Participants: European GNSS Agency, Shift2rail Joint Undertaking, European Union Agency for Railways, Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria

European GNSS Agency, Shift2rail Joint Undertaking, European Union Agency for Railways, Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria

at Palais Wertheim
VIENNA - AUSTRIA

18/03/2019, 13:00 - 18:30
19/03/2019, 09:00 - 12:30

 

The European Union Agency for Railways, the Shift2rail Joint Undertaking,  the European GNSS Agency and the Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria are joining forces to organize a one-day event gathering railway main stakeholders, industry, and user communities. 

The first Space for Innovation in Rail conference in Vienna on 18 and 19 March brought together stakeholders from the rail and space sector in a unique event to discuss the important role of satellite-based positioning technology for the future of the European rail sector. The event highlighted a portfolio of research, innovation and deployment projects being funded by the GSA and the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking that demonstrate how satellite technologies can provide scalable positioning solutions to increase rail safety, boost capacity and efficiency, and deliver global success for advanced European technologies.

In an increasingly digitalised world, the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA), the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), and the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) are working together to explore the role of satellite technology in future railway systems. Both GSA and S2R JU have a key role in leading innovation and engaging with stakeholders, while ERA orchestrates the process from a regulatory point of view within the framework of the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS).

Over the two days of the Space for Innovation in Rail event in Austria a range of projects looking to integrate satellite technologies with the rail system were presented.

Read more (event programme and photo gallery).