DLR researchers have founded a company to exploit the technology from the Railway Collision Avoidance System (RCAS) research project.
‘Intelligence on Wheels’ is the name that DLR colleagues Thomas Strang and Andreas Lehner have chosen for their company, which is based in Gilching, near DLR’s site in Oberpfaffenhofen. “We are delighted to have taken a major step closer to bringing RCAS research into real operation by registering this company,” says Strang, the CEO. The doctorate IT specialist from the DLR Institute of Communications and Navigation has been heading the RCAS research project since 2007. In this research project a complementary anti-collision system for trains has been developed to address the still surprisingly high number of train collisions.