Testing of a new crash concept at the Goerlitz test centre
On behalf of DLR, the Goerlitz test centre for rolling stock performed a first-time realistic crash test for an innovative crash concept. The test was successfully completed – the tubes of the crash structure worked as expected. The successful test represents the next step towards the development of the “Next Generation Train (NGT)”.
Successful release of an assessment report for interlocking System
Together with TÜV SÜD Certification and Testing Co., Ltd. in Beijing, TÜV SÜD Rail was appointed as independent safety assessor for the GKI-33e All Electronic Computer Based Interlocking System of Hefei Gocom Information & Technology Co., Ltd. The project could be successfully finalized and the assessment report was handed over personally to the Chinese delegation of Hefei Gocom in Munich.
TÜV SÜD Rail now also Designated Body (DeBo) in Switzerland
In addition to holding accreditations as DeBo, NoBo and AsBo, on 2 November this year TÜV SÜD Rail also became accredited as a Designated Body (DeBo) for the sub-system of Rolling Stock – Locomotives and Passenger Cars (Loc&Pas) in Switzerland according to Section 15v (2) of the Swiss Rail Regulation (EBV).
Purchase or Refurbish? Cost-effective up-keeping of your ageing fleet
More and more train operators have to deal with ageing assets and increasing requirements which put pressure on their decision about the operation and maintenance of their metros. A decision has to be made on whether to purchase new trains or to refurbish them. At the TÜV SÜD Lighthouse Lite Event in Singapore on 19 October TÜV SÜD experts and experts from the TÜV SÜD subsidiary SIGNON addressed this question in a panel discussion with various operators and evaluated the related challenges and impacts.
This year TÜV SÜD Rail and SIGNON, a TÜV SÜD subsidiary, exhibited their services at InnoTrans in Berlin for the third consecutive time. The experts used the trade fair as a platform to demonstrate their extensive product portfolio, focusing on innovations and new services in particular. This year the emphasis was on the new electric arc measurement method and on IT security of electronic signalling systems.
In 2016 TÜV SÜD and its three divisions – TÜV SÜD Rail, TÜV SÜD Management Service including SEC IT, and TÜV SÜD Academy – were again represented as exhibitors at the trade fair. This year's focus was on industrial IT security and on all services related to the digital enterprise. The eye-catcher and crowd-puller at the TÜV SÜD booth was KUKA's robot arm.