Increasing the commercial viability of rail road traffic – this is the goal of Shift2Rail, a 920 Million Euro public-private-partnership between European Union and its railroad sector. The VIRTUAL VEHICLE Austria Consortium is focusing its expertise on two of the five main thrusts of Shift2Rail: implementation of a more cost-effective infrastructure with higher capacity, and technologies for sustainable and competitive rail freight transport in Europe.

The rail demonstrator enables the visualization of the wheel – railroad track contact. Depending on the speed the demonstrator shows different damage effects such as temperature development, crack formation, wear and tear. The speed is individually adjustable.

Last updated : 21/03/2018