Innovation & Development

The innovations in the field of rail traffic are the response to customer's demands concerning globalization, urbanization, energy efficiency, safety and economy.

Globalization

Reliability in extreme cold and hot conditions

Urbanization

  • All-electric access systems by IFE: reliable access systems for fast, safe and disabled friendly access and egress, even in crowded urban stations
  • Platform screen doors with media walls: platform doors for both the safe boarding and egress from metro trains plus the option of the provision of targeted travel information, entertainment and advertising through media wall
  • Air conditioning systems

Energy efficiency

LEADER: reduction of fuel costs and CO2 emissions as a result of foresighted driving...more

Safety

  • EDT101: effective protection against the serious consequences of the derailment of goods wagons …more
  • Modular control systems for Electromagnetic Rail Brakes (MMBC): further functions such as automatic brake testing, heating and reduction in braking jolt
  • EP2002: highly integrated award winning distributed braking control system
  • EP Compact: intelligent braking control with UIC compatibility

Economy

  • Air conditioning units with Air Purification System: more comfort for the passengers due to active air purification
  • Oil-free compressors: more environmentally friendly compressors with low life-cycle cost
  • Knorr-Bremse participates in standardization committees and projects in order to increase the effectiveness of rail systems. Projects such as MODURBAN demonstrate: synergies between railway players lead to innovations and economical solutions for railway systems …more

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