A global rail vehicle manufacturer (OEM) required a fixed-price solution to couple an old and a new variant of its regional train model with minimum retrofitting so they could communicate with each other. Expleo created a smart new coupling system to allow the different generations of trains to be used together, offering more flexibility for operators.

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Discover how our team created an innovative solution that required little change of the existing infrastructure and limited costs: a software for a black-box device that translates bus communication from new to old, and vice versa.

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Value-adding practical and customised solutions

The Mixed Mode Operation System (MXT) function is a unique selling point and market advantage for both the client and transport operators. Expleo’s dedicated solution obtained approval from the TÜV, a renowned German testing and certification authority.

Our idea was to add a specific device to the train’s bus but in such a clever way that it could do all the translation, without the need to change anything of the existing design.

Matthias Grochtmann, Head of Business Unit Transportation DACH, Expleo

 

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