SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 07-08/2019

Rail2X: the application of V2X technology in the railway sector

August 2019 | Miriam Grünhäuser, Roman Hauck, Christian Meirich, Lucas Andreas Schubert

The Rail2X-Smart Services project evaluates the application of Vehicle2Everything-Communication (V2X) in the railway sector. V2X is a standard (802.11p) similar to WLAN, which is used in the automotive sector for the exchange of information between vehicles and/or infrastructure. One example of an application is the use of V2X to communicate construction site or traffic congestion warnings to vehicles. This article addresses the deployment of V2X in the “service and diagnosis” use case in the railway sector....