SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 10/2020

The smart Point – Core Component of a Digitalized Railroad Infrastructure

Oktober 2020 | Robert Bernerstätter

Digitalisation is an enabling criterion for ensuring and increasing the availability and efficiency of the railway infrastructure. Points, as the interface between the track and the signaling technology, have long been a focal element of data acquisition and monitoring. They are therefore predestined to be further developed into a smart device with the corresponding components. The targeted combination of hardware and software is becoming increasingly important. This not only increases availability, but also reduces the life cycle costs (LCC) in the long term...