Which rail accidents cannot be prevented with Rail-IQ?
Accidents caused by damaged or buried tracks unknown to the system and stalled vehicles on level crossings.
Is the GNSS accuracy sufficient?
The main technique for dynamic/intelligent stability of position accuracy is G-sensors in the OTUs (also used in cell phones). They physically eliminate all illogical acceleration values of the OTUs. The required GNSS accuracy is exceeded many times over in all applications.
Is safety ensured even with multiple tracks?
System safety is absolutely guaranteed, even on multi-track lines. Even if there were theoretical GSNN outliers/inaccuracies from > 10m The train remains physically on its track. The adele safety logic is based on the fact that the respective polygon ID is recorded by the end OTU both at block entry (to enable the previously travelled block) and at block exit by registering the next block ID.
Is ETCS a competing system to the adele system?
ETCS axle counting systems are used for train completeness control or to ensure that the last wagon has also left a block. Adele also registers that the last wagon has left a block – an identical function – only digital and to <1% of ETCS-costs ETCS installs and wires Eurobalises (electronic kilometre markers) to locate trains Adele uses satellites for this – an identical function – only digital and practically free of charge. ETCS has practically nothing to do with digitalisation – ETCS installs hardware.
The conversion of each individual locomotive to ETCS L3 costs about € 500,000. Adele makes do with € 20,000.
Europe’s digitization failure vis-à-vis the USA and Asia is thus gaining further momentum.