Advisory Board and Mid-Term Conference

25 October 2022

CONNECTA/Safe4Rail-3 public Mid-Term Conference was held on Tuesday 25th October 2022, in Brussels. The event gathered 50 participants, including CONNECTA-3 and Safe4Rail-3 projects consortium members, and stakeholders from the rail industry. After the welcome to the event form Jose Bertolín (Safe4Rail-3 Project Coordinator), the rest of the event was divided in three sessions with presentations from both projects partners. During the breaks, CONNECTA-3 demonstrated the work already performed until the Mid-Term through the connection of three consists of different suppliers while Safe4Rail-3 broadcasted a video summarizing the work done with regards the studies of the antennas localization.
The first session of the event was dedicated to remarked the main goals of the combined TD1.2 activity and report on the progress done in the development of the Next Generation Train Control and Monitoring System (TCMS) to achieve the TRL 6/7 maturity in the different technologies. 
The safety and cybersecurity assessment for NG-TCMS led by Safe4Rail-3 together with CONNECTA-3 High level technologies in Urban and Regional demonstrators were part of the second session of the event.
Last but not least Safe4Rail-3 presented the progress done in two of the technologies Drive by Data and Functional Distribution Framework to finish the event with the NG-TCMS integration with other On-Board systems.  

Taking advantage of the celebration of the Mid-Term, the day before a restricted Advisory Board meeting was organized to discuss with the main experts of this group the preliminary results of the project. A fruitful dialogue was stablished with the main experts of the consortium to clarify some aspects of the different technologies development to achieve the planned TRL 6/7.

The Mid-Term presentation is available HERE