CAF SIGNALING IS PART OF THE PIONEERING RESEARCH PROJECTS IN THE FIELD OF RAILWAY SIGNALLING ON A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SPHERE. THE THREE MOST RECENT INITIATIVES ARE: TOOLTRAIN, SIGMA 2 AND CBTC-2020.
CAF Signaling participates in the main R&D projects focused on national and European railway signalling.
Amongst the most recent ventures, there are three railway research initiatives that are ongoing. The first one, TOOLTRAIN, focuses on advanced tools for the characterisation and sizing of high-performance rail lines. Funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, and with the support of the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), this initiative will run until 2020.
Secondly, the company is part of “SIGMA2 Signalling Migration for Automation 2” where it provides its know-how to achieve new advances in signalling. This programme, promoted by the Basque Government within the HAZITEK 2018 programme and with financing from the ERDF fund, will also end in 2020.
These are joined by their outstanding research role in the project “CBTC-2020 New interoperable CBTC system for the urban transport networks of the future”. In this case, the managing firm is the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) and this action, which ends in 2021, and is included in the CIEN Strategic Programme.
CAF Signaling: More than 12 research programmes since its inception
Together with the ongoing projects, CAF Signaling has been involved in, to date, more than 12 R&D programmes fostered by national and European administrations. Amongst the most noteworthy are those related to new developments of the ERTMS system.