Demonstration of innovations in practical use

Invitation to the demo day of the Living Lab of Deutsche Bahn:

  • Thursday, 19 September 2019 14 - 18 o'clock
  • Friday, 20 September 2019 9 - 13 o'clock

On the Living Lab Demo Day, various innovative systems, technologies and products of the railway system will be demonstrated on the laboratory track and in the laboratory vehicles in practical use. The demonstrators range from concepts and feasibility studies to functional prototypes.

The Living Lab Demo Day is integrated into the Digital Rail Conference of the SRCC Research Campus for Innovative Rail Technologies:

On the demonstration day, a special train of the SRCC research campus commutes between the different operating sites where the demonstrators are installed, thus offering the participants the opportunity to get to the different demonstrators. (Note: No parking spaces will be available for the conference topics at the stations on the demo day! Please use the special train.)

These innovations will be demonstrated in practice on the demo day:

Demonstration of innovations in control and safety technology.

  • EULYNX: The EULYNX Standard and the Reference Architectures RCA and OCORA
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: Vehicle-side positioning using DIS
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt: Vehicle-side location using GNSS
  • Frauscher Sensortechnik: Track-side location by means of FOS
  • Innovative interlockings: DSTW and FPGA interlockings

Demonstration of innovations in superstructure and infrastructure maintenance

  • The Concept of the Automatic Screwdriving Machine (ASM)
  • The Concept of the Field Factory of the Future Initiative Railway Construction (ZIB)
  • DB E&C: Infrastructure inspection and data acquisition via drones (UAV)
  • DB Network: Mixed Reality in the Qualification Context of Maintenance

 Demonstration of innovations in communication technology

  • Vodafone: Radio-based data transmission using 5G technology
  • Thales: Tele-operated driving using 5G technology
  • DB Systel: Radio-based data transmission using IEEE 802.11p technology
  • University of Potsdam, HPI: OpenRSU for the Rail-2-X Protocol
  • DRALLE system development: Application Sensor data based on Rail-2-X
  • Siemens: Call barrier application based on Rail-2-X
  • DLR: Application: Demand stop on the basis of Rail-2-X

Demonstration of innovations in rail freight transport

  • DB Systel: Automated shunting - AuRa,
  • Zwiehoff: Automated shunting    
  • DB Systel: Digital Automatic Coupling (DAK)
  •  DB Systel: Transparency in wagon feeding through the use of RFID technology
  • Brandenburg University of Technology: Smart Cargo Station - SCS, 


Demonstration of Railway Internet of Things – RioT

  • Thales: Connection of elements of the outdoor facility by means of 5G radio data 
  • DB Systel: Monitoring of technical installations in railway operations (DB NB IoT)
  • DB Venture: Showcase Digital Twin

Demonstration of innovations in infrastructure sensor technology

  • DB E&C: DIANA - Open Platform for Diagnosis and Analysis of Sensor Data
  • DB Systel: optical track-side vehicle monitoring 
  • DB Systel: Visual Recognition - Automated Graffiti Detection on Vehicles
  • Siemens: Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
  • Twist systems: Innovative infrastructure sensors for monitoring the track and vehicle
  • Twist DRALLE system development: Innovative infrastructure sensors for monitoring the track and vehicle

Presented at these operating points of the laboratory line with demonstrators:

  • Station Annaberg-Buchholz South
  • Schlettau railway station
  • Test station Scheibenberg
  • Markersbach railway station

Demonstrators are presented in these laboratory vehicles:

  • SVT 605: Laboratory vehicle DB
  • VT 129: SRCC laboratory vehicle
  • VT 001: Laboratory vehicle Siemens
  • VT 165: Laboratory vehicle AZD
  • VT 420: Laboratory vehicle Thales
  • BAMOWAG: Vehicle DB Netz Machine pool
  • ROTRAC E2: Laboratory vehicle company Zwiehoff
  • RailDriVE: DLR laboratory vehicle

Special train to the demonstrators

Annaberg Süd




























Special train to the demonstrators on Friday, September 20, 2019

Annaberg Railway Station

Schwarzenberg Railway Station