At the Innotrans 2018, taking place in Berlin from 18 to 21 September 2018, the VIA will be represented at the booth stand of the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV - Hall 2.2 Booth 302) within the framework of the Research Center Railways (RCR). After prior contact, fixed meeting dates may be arranged. We are looking forward to your visit.
As part of the research project "IndiLuV" there will be an interactive workshop on July 24. Within this workshop we will work on future solutions in the field of urban air transportation. Following the link you can find further information https://www.technik-zum-menschen-bringen.de/projekte/indiluv (available in German only). For registration please contact (email@example.com). More Information.
On 03.07.2018, Wiebke Lenze und Stephan Zieger presented their work on "Optimization of Speed Changes and its Effects on Running Time and Capacity" and "The Impact of Buffer Time Distributions on the Nominal Capacity of Railway Lines" at the 16. International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Operation in Lisbon. More Information.
From November 13 to 14, 2018, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Braunschweig will host the VDI Expert Forum on "Automation of Rail Operations - Opportunities and Risks ". More information can be found here.
The railway lab was extended by a new KS-signal. Many thanks to Scheidt & Bachmann from Mönchengladbach for sponsoring this signal. As entrance signal of the new station E-City, the signal is connected to the railway model. The station E-City is controlled by a ZSB 2000, the interlocking type of Scheidt & Bachmann.
After the successful cooperation between Siemens and several institutes of the RWTH Aachen University, the IFS and VIA were commissioned to research the next project in context of the "Automated Nano Transport System" (ANTS). The project, which is titled "ANTS II", investigates different operating programs of the novel trains.
The VIA offers two field trips on 12 July 2018. It is possible to visit either the V-Terminal Köln-Eifeltor or the control center of RTB Cargo. Students interested in joining one of the field trips can register with our office (Room 127, Mon.-Thu, 9 am – 1 pm) until 15 June 2018.
The destination of this year´s excursion of the transport chairs was Lisbon (22.05. – 27.05.18). The visitation of the air traffic control center, the traffic control center and the Ponte 25 de Abril were parts of the program. Furthermore, the 20 excursion participants experienced practical insights during their visiting of the tram depot and a road construction site.
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