STREAM, new technologies for railway inspection and maintenance

COMSA IS PART OF THE CONSORTIUM OF 8 COMPANIES DEVELOPING THE PROJECT, DIVIDED INTO TWO AREAS OF WORK. STREAM AIMS TO REACH A HIGH TECHNOLOGICAL MATURITY SCALE FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES.

STREAM is a European project within the framework of the Shift2Rail programme that aims to develop 2 innovative technologies to improve railway inspection and maintenance operations. The goal is to renew working methods through the modernisation and introduction of robotic systems and, at the same time, to increase the safety of workers, generating benefits for their health and quality of life.

COMSA is part of the consortium of 8 companies developing the project, divided into two areas of work. The first consists of the development of a generic design framework for a new automated and intelligent control platform that adapts to existing track machinery, providing it with a level of autonomy and intelligence.

The second area focuses on the design of a modular portable exoskeleton to reduce the risk of injury of workers during the most demanding tasks. This will improve not only the employee’s operational efficiency, but also their health, safety and quality of life.

STREAM aims to reach a high technological maturity scale for new technologies and to validate them in real-life scenarios for rapid market acceptance. In this sense, the role of COMSA as an end user of the product due to its activity in the construction and maintenance sector will have a strategic value in the development of the project.