Just in time for the ITS World Congress at Messe Hamburg has been completed together with the digital S-Bahn: the Image film for the project “Sensors4Rail”! As part of the “Digital Rail Germany” sector initiative, Deutsche Bahn, together with industry partners, is equipping Siemens Mobility, Bosch Engineering, HERE Technologies and Ibeo Automotive Systems a train vehicle with digital technology.
Sensors have everything in view. The trains are provided with precise information about their own environment and exact position. A high-precision digital HD map and modern satellite technology are used to determine the position of vehicles with centimeter accuracy: The train locates itself with the help of landmarks such as overhead line poles, platform edges or other prominent objects in the rail environment. The landmarks detected during the perception of the surroundings are compared with the landmarks stored in the HD map and the positions located using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and vehicle geometry. The map thus becomes the “digital twin” of the rail and its immediate surroundings.
On behalf of Territory and Deutsche Bahn, we produced an image film for the ITS World Congress 2021, describing the technology and the goals of the project.