The Up2Date project, an R&D initiative within the European Union's H2020 programme, with the participation of CAF Signalling, will complete its research phase at the end of the year and its results can already be applied to the railway and automotive sectors.
The programme will allow all the signalling equipment on a railway line (interlockings, ERTMS equipment, etc.) to be updated safely and in the shortest possible time from a single point on the line. CAF Signalling is the only company representing the railway area that participates in the Up2Date cluster.
Centralising the remote management of equipment by remote downloading and updating data remotely for safety-critical systems will mean significant cost savings, both in economic and personnel terms. This methodology will reduce the time of updates to make better use of maintenance bands.
CAF Signalling will carry out the railway use case demonstrator before the end of the year to demonstrate the applicability of the results obtained and the possibilities to install the latest developments in control systems or the modification of parameterisation data without the need for travel.
The Up2Date initiative, which has a budget of 3,846,290 Euros, started in 2020 and will end in December of this year. This project involves the companies TTTech [Austrian], IAV [German], Marelli [Italian] and CAF Signalling [Spanish]), and the research centres Ikerlan and BSC [Spanish] and DLR [German].