The DEWI Rail Domain partners were deploying and testing Wireless Sensor Networks on a real train in Gulbene, Latvia: Watch the impressing and interesting video on YouTube
DEWI project provide a key solutions for wireless seamless connectivity and interoperability in smart cities and infrastructures, by considering everyday physical environments of citizens in buildings, cars, trains and aeroplanes, thereby significantly contributing to the emerging smart home and smart public space.
In DEWI project’s Rail domain, the proposed solutions are focused in two ways. The first one is to collect important data related to train integrity and train composition, which can be used by the ERTMS (European rail transport management system) onboard equipment in order to use Level 3. On the other hand, the DEWI Rail Domain proposes novel solutions to ease the freight management.
With these proposed solutions it is possible to achieve other inherent goals like energy harvesting, energy efficiency, environment protection, introduction of non-wired technology in the Rail Domain, cost reduction of infra-structure installations, etc. Furthermore, wireless technologies in the rail domain may ease maintenance, reduce installation costs, or increase the safety level for some application or systems.