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Berlin – a university and research location


Berlin-Brandenburg is an internationally-renowned research location, with TU Berlin, TH Brandenburg and BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg offering everything from basic research, to development assistance, through to extensive capabilities in rail vehicle technology, infrastructure and rail operation.

University research institutions

Berlin Technical University (TU)

Institute for land and sea transport
www.ils.tu-berlin.de (in german)

Department of railway vehicles
www.schienenfzg.tu-berlin.de (in german)

Areas of focus:

  • Acoustics – vehicles
  • Acoustics – rail system
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Quiet and low-noise bogie (LEILA-DG)
  • Passive safety
  • Telematics & maintenance
  • Energy & drive
  • Freight transport


Department of railways and rail operations
www.railways.tu-berlin.de

Areas of focus:

  • Analysis of operational and transport processes
  • Analysis and application developments for potential energy savings
  • Man-machine systems in railway operations
  • Life-cycle cost (LCC) of railway trackwork
  • Optimization of railway trackwork maintenance
  • Superstructure dynamics and noise reduction
  • Passenger transport offer strategies
  • Rail freight transport
  • Operational infrastructure for the future
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Transport for major events


Department of internal combustion vehicles
www.vkm.tu-berlin.de (in german)

Areas of focus:

  • Energy efficiency of the entire combustion engine / powertrain system
  • Combustion process analyses
  • New fuels and their mixture
  • Charging technology, especially turbochargers


Institut für Bahntechnik GmbH (IFB) an affiliated institute at the TU Berlin
www.bahntechnik.de

Competencies:

  • Operational control and safety technology
  • Communication technology
  • Vehicle and trackwork systems technology
  • Power supply for railways
  • Software for rail technology
  • Electric drive technologies
  • Consulting on strategy and implementation
  • New rail systems
  • Consulting services for rail technology and operations


Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau
(Technische Hochschule Wildau)
www.th-wildau.de (in german)

  • Research focus on mobility and transportation, including transport logistics and air transport logistics. The TH Wildau also offers Germany's only full degree program in Telematics.
  • Institute for Corrosion and Wear Prevention Technologies (Institut für Korrosions- und Verschleissschutztechnik)
    An affiliated institute of the University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Technology (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft - HTW) and the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (Technische Hochschule Wildau - TH Wildau).
     
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Rail technology from the capital region

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