Digital solutions on tracks: Stadler networks different systems to develop digital solutions for a wide range of applications. This makes rail transport more punctual and attractive, and promotes the transition towards climate friendly mobility.

Digital twin

A digital twin is a detailed, virtual image of a vehicle fleet that networks different systems to create digital solutions for a wide range of applications. With the help of the digital twin, it is possible to monitor vehicle operations and counteract faults at an early stage, only sending trains for maintenance when it becomes necessary. The availability and economic efficiency of vehicles are increased as a result, and operations are optimised for the customer. This makes rail transport more punctual and attractive, and promotes the transition towards climate friendly mobility.

  • Networking of different systems
  • Counteraction of faults at an early stage
  • Service only when necessary
  • Punctual and attractive rail transport
  • Promotion of the transition towards climate friendly mobility

ATO and driving assistance systems

ATO stands for Automatic Train Operation and is a collection of various applications for the partial and full automation of rail operations. To maximise the efficiency of existing infrastructure, Stadler’s ATO solution can be implemented on existing train control or guidance systems and rolling stock. Using the underlying train control system, Stadler is able to significantly improve minimum headway times, energy consumption and passenger comfort. The different algorithms can be adapted to the customer’s needs. In particular, the modularity of the ATO applications ensures that specific customer solutions can be developed using existing infrastructure and rolling stock. Depending on the existing infrastructure and rolling stock, Stadler is able to present an adapted concept and offer a complete solution, including installation and retrofitting of rolling stock.

  • Partial and full automation of operations
  • Maximised efficiency
  • Shorter headway times
  • Optimised energy consumption
  • Increased passenger comfort

Collision warning

Stadler’s anti-collision system ensures increased driving safety thanks to high-quality object detection by up to three different types of sensor (radar, camera and lidar). This composition results in high reliability and detection of classified obstacles (e.g. cars, people, etc.) and analysis of the environment (e.g. weather conditions). In order to meet the requirements of different operators, Stadler develops a tailor-made concept based on the modular approach. The solution guarantees a scalable and cost-effective system for a range of vehicles, which can be adapted to different customer requirements and future challenges. Stadler can rapidly adapt the solution or create a tailor-made concept depending on the infrastructure and technology.

  • Increased driving safety
  • Reliability and detection of classified obstacles
  • Tailor-made concepts

Passenger information systems

Stadler’s passenger information system is a modular solution that provides dynamic passenger information at bus and train platforms. The passenger receives information about the predicted actual departure times, as well as special information. The target departure times from the timetable are displayed as a fallback, e.g. in the event of disruptions or non-localised vehicles. When appropriately configured, it can provide additional support to the operator for operational optimisation, for example by offering the possibility to handle and optimise connections. By notifying the vehicle driver, it is possible to prevent a connection from being missed by a few seconds or minutes. Thanks to the multitude of interfaces to external systems, existing data can generally be used for passenger information without any additional expenditure. Importing timetable details and line information is just as easy as exporting operational and display data.

  • Dynamic passenger information
  • Modular solutions
  • Customisable to individual needs
  • Use of own status information or data transmitted by third party systems
  • Matrix indicator configurable for application purpose / location