For the first time, a comprehensive European grasp of the railways is being taken through the Shift2Rail initiative. Nearly SEK 9 billion was invested from the EU and the industry for the purpose of developing the rail system to meet tomorrow's needs. Part of the Horizon 2020 project, Shift2Rail will run up until 2023. With 71 member organizations working in six innovation programs, the Swedish Transport Administration is taking part as a Swedish partner and one of the founding members.
The FR8HUB project was a component of the major vision of Shift2Rail. The project worked on improving methods and approaches for increasing the interaction between the rail network and the sorting yards. It will also work on creating simpler information flows through the Intelligent Video Gate concept and developing sensor technology that communicates the need for preventive maintenance on wagon bogies.
The FR8HUB project worked on both technological development and strategies for how to succeed, from a business and logistics perspective, in implementing the technologies in the market.
This project has received funding from the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777402.