Indra and Greenrail cooperate in the development of smart rail ties


Indra and Greenrail, Italy’s startup of the year specialized in the production of eco-sustainable ties, have signed a collaboration agreement today to jointly develop products and innovative technology systems for the rail transport sector.

Indra and Greenrail will study the technical and economic viability of the development of an innovative model of sustainable and smart ties, capable of collecting, processing and sending real-time data to the railway traffic control centers on the status of railways and trains. The integration in Greenrail’s sustainable ties of Indra’s state-of-the-art systems opens the doors to new predictive maintenance functionalities, resulting in cost savings for implementation and energy and improving security, among other advantages.

Furthermore, the objectives of the agreement also include the joint development of other solutions and products aimed at the rail industry, as well as pilot projects for customers and R&D centers. Both companies will assess the applicability of Greenrail technology as a complement to Indra’s most advanced solutions for rail transport; exchange knowledge and disseminate the results and developments achieved through publications, conventions and other forums.