Hitachi tipped to win revamped high speed train deal

first_img Hitachi tipped to win revamped high speed train deal Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp THE government is tipped to confirm Japanese train manufacturer Hitachi this week as the winner of a slimmed-down deal to replace the UK’s ageing Intercity 125 high-speed trains.It is thought ministers have re-jigged an existing agreement with Hitachi’s consortium Agility Trains to make the £7.5bn trains it offered for the UK’s Intercity Express (IEP) scheme cheaper and simpler to run.Agility is already the preferred bidder on the deal, which will replace 40-year-old diesel trains on lines from London to Edinburgh and to Wales.But the previous Labour government reviewed the IEP project amid cost concerns and proposed changes.Ministers originally asked manufacturers to propose three types of train powered by electricity, diesel and a mix of both, allowing them to run on electrified and un-electrified lines.Under the revised scheme, Hitachi is thought to have offered a modified version of its original train, with some diesel-powered carriages and others using power from overhead lines.If Hitachi and Agility are confirmed as winners, it would be bad news for the UK’s last train builder Bombardier, which has 3,000 staff in Derby.The Canadian group bid for the contract with German firm Siemens and is understood to be the reserve bidder.The Department for Transport said it plans a rail announcement on Thursday, but declined to give details.A rail industry source said: “The supposition is it will be something on the proposed replacement for the high speed train and the suspicion is that it may involve Hitachi.” More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Monday 22 November 2010 7:53 pm Sharelast_img read more

Sunbird Tourism Limited ( 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgSunbird Tourism Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Sunbird Tourism Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sunbird Tourism Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sunbird Tourism Limited (  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileSunbird Tourism Limited is the largest hospitality chain in Malawi with seven hotels and resorts located in premier destinations, providing upmarket accommodation for business and leisure travellers. Sunbird Hotels also have meeting and conference facilities, catering for corporate and private functions. Sunbird Tourism Limited has four city hotels in three regions in Malawi, two lakeside resorts on Lake Malawi and a safari resort which is home to the Big 5. Hotels and resorts in its portfolio include Sunbird Capital Hotel, Sunbird Mount Soche, Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, Sunbird Mzuzu, Sunbird Livingstonia Beach, Sunbird Ku Chawe on the Zomba Plateau, Sunbird Lilongwe and Sunbird Thawale in the Majete Game Reserve. Restaurants and bars managed by Sunbird Tourism Limited include Vincent’s Restaurant and Bar, Picasso’s Brasserie and Grill and Pablo’s Lounge Bar. Sunbird Tourism Limited also operates a catering service division operating in three segments: airline, institutional and event catering. Sunbird Tourism Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited ( Q12020 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (  2020 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Bank) is a financial services institution in Kenya offering products and services to the commercial sector. The banking group offers a full-service offering for commercial and corporate clients and runs an Agency banking model. Its parent company, KCB Group, was founded as a branch of the National Bank of India in Mombasa. Grindlays Bank merged with the National Bank of India in 1958 to form the National & Grindlays Bank. The government of Kenya bought a 60% stake in National & Grindlays Bank and took full control of it in 1970; renaming it Kenya Commercial Group. It was renamed KCB Bank Kenya after a corporate restructure. KCB Bank Kenya is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Paul Jordaan and Craig Burden spark Sharks win over Western Province

first_imgFriday Aug 17, 2012 Paul Jordaan and Craig Burden spark Sharks win over Western Province The Sharks came from behind to beat Western Province 25-23 in the opening round of the 2012 Currie Cup at Newlands. The try of the game came from young Paul Jordaan, and there were also two great efforts from hooker Craig Burden. It was effectively a rematch of the Super Rugby semi final game between the Stormers and the Sharks, although both sides were missing some big players due to Springbok duty.The Sharks came away from Cape Town with the points despite trailing 13-3 at half time. The game changed within minutes of the restart as Jordaan, the Sevens star that finished well against the Reds a few weeks back, dashed away for a stunning try.It was a tense win in trying conditions, but the Sharks took their chances well, including two opportunistic tries from speedy hooker Craig Burden.“Any win here is special but we were a bit lucky tonight, we had a couple of nice bounces and we weren’t very accurate but we took a few opportunities that were presented to us,” said coach John Plumtree, referring to the fact that all three tries came from kicks.Burden, who will start most games while Bismarck Du Plessis is busy with the Springboks, scored two quick tries after good chases. The former wingers speed was impressive, but Plumtree wants him to work harder on his main duties.“His core skills need to tidy up a little bit, we weren’t very good with our scrummaging tonight and obviously there were a few line-outs that didn’t go our way as well,” said Plumtree.“In phase play he is outstanding, like you saw if the bounce of the ball goes his way in space he is quick and that is what we saw tonight but he is not entirely happy with his game and nor am I, but he will get some opportunities,” he added.Flyhalf Riaan Viljoen, who put in the delicate chip for Jordaan’s try, struck the decisive blow as he landed a drop goal with a few minutes left on the clock.All three tries are included below, with Jordaan’s first, then Burden’s two featured in the secondADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Ghost Wash House / Architecture-Infrastructure-Research

first_img “COPY” 2017 General Contractor: Structural Engineer: Mechanical Engineer: Photographs Projects Landscape Architect: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Architects: Architecture-Infrastructure-Research Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Paradise Valley, United States Ghost Wash House / Architecture-Infrastructure-Research JT Engineering Woodward Engineering Ghost Wash House / Architecture-Infrastructure-ResearchSave this projectSaveGhost Wash House / Architecture-Infrastructure-Research Fleet Fisher Engineering Area:  8500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Civil Engineer: Photographs:  Bill Timmerman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Bill Timmerman+ 34Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ArchDaily Build Inc. Creative Designs in Lighting, Walter Spitz Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture Manufacturers: Cosentino, Dornbracht, Bulthaup, Gaggenau, Herman Miller, Pacific Clay Manufacturers Lighting Designer: United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Interior Designer:Darren PetrucciConstruction Manager:Mark AllenLead Designer & Principal:Darren PetrucciProject Assistant:Joe PritchardCity:Paradise ValleyCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bill TimmermanRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™DoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The Ghost Wash House is located along the lower hillside on the north side of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The site is flanked by two desert washes that move storm water from the top of this urban mountain into the valley below. Two long, thin tumbled brick bars run parallel to the east and west natural washes framing a third topographic condition or “Ghost Wash” that runs down the center of the site.Save this picture!© Bill TimmermanSave this picture!DrawingSave this picture!Upper floor planSave this picture!© Bill TimmermanThe east bar protects this architectural wash from the low desert sun that streams across the mountain in the morning. This bar houses the public ‘support’ programs of the house: garages, kitchen, office, and family dining room. The west bar shields the occupants from the intense hot low west sun as it sets in the valley. It houses the private programs of the home: bedrooms, family room, and recreation space. The living and dining room make up the interior of long sequence of courtyards, gardens, and play areas that unfold along the Ghost Wash from the south entry to the north pool house. This linear amenity is punctuated by a massive floating roof that provides the infrastructure of storm water collection and solar power to the 8,500 sq.ft. house and landscape. As the primary organizing device for the house this central amenity infrastructure takes its cues from the nature of the Sonoran Desert. Similar to the nurse tree that shields a young cactus from the extreme heat and sun, the large roof protects the primary living spaces of the house (kitchen, dining room, living room, and family room). Its shade, power, and water both physically and symbolically nurture the life of the house.Save this picture!© Bill TimmermanSave this picture!© Bill TimmermanIn much the same way that desert washes provide a habitat and an ecosystem that facilitates desert life and connectivity, the Ghost Wash protects, connects, and facilitates the indoor and outdoor life of the residence. The Ghost Wash House is not a house in the desert, but a house of the desert.Save this picture!© Bill TimmermanSave this picture!© Bill TimmermanProject gallerySee allShow lessGood Taste and the Transformation of McDonald’sArticlesTips For Using Concrete in ArchitectureArticles Share Electrical Engineer: Kunka Engineering CopyAbout this officeArchitecture-Infrastructure-ResearchOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesParadise ValleyUnited StatesPublished on August 21, 2018Cite: “Ghost Wash House / Architecture-Infrastructure-Research” 21 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Win £14,000 worth of free IT support

first_img Tagged with: Technology  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Somerset-based IT solutions company CETSAT is offering charities the chance to win free IT support for a year worth £14,000.To enter the competition UK charities must register on CETSAT’s newly created Technology for Charities website. The chosen charity will be selected by an advisory committee.Robert Leitch, Business Development Director at CETSAT, said: “We wanted to give a chosen charity the chance to see how beneficial a year’s IT support can be. With this in place the charity will be able to concentrate its efforts on its key aims and objectives”.The closing date for registrations to qualify for the competition is 24 December AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 November 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Win £14,000 worth of free IT supportlast_img read more

One year later, Gaza’s Great March of Return

first_imgMarch 21 — Ahmed Abu Artema, from his home in Gaza, sent out a January 2018 Facebook post asking: What would happen if hundreds of thousands of Palestinians marched into the buffer zone fronting the barbed wire and chain link that fences off Gaza at the de facto border with Israel?March 30 marks one year of Friday marches, Gaza’s Great March of Return, which Abu Artema is credited with having generated. Sometimes numbering in the tens and hundreds of thousands, Palestinian people have streamed toward the fence that separates them from their ancestral homes.As the anniversary approached, Abu Artema spoke in Atlanta about the inspiration for the historic action. This talk was the last stop of a multiweek U.S. tour organized by the American Friends Service Committee, with local sponsors including Jewish Voice for Peace.Some 2.2 million Palestinians are imprisoned in Gaza by Egyptian guards on the south, Israeli military on the east and north and an Israeli naval blockade to the west.Palestinians suffer from shortages of food, electricity and water. They live among bombed-out buildings and destroyed infrastructure. Unemployment is rampant, and poverty is intense. Most are refugees — forced into Gaza by Zionist attacks on their villages in 1948, others by the 1967 Israeli war that seized control of the West Bank, the Golan Heights and Gaza itself.International law affirms their right to return to their land, but Israel responded to the Great March by using live ammunition. Sniper fire killed over 300 Palestinians in 2018, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, including those clearly identified as journalists and medics. More than 26,000 have been injured, with thousands shot in the legs, often requiring amputation, or in the head, suffering life-altering wounds.Abu Artema was asked by an audience member how Palestinians of all ages continue to march, unarmed, despite the danger. He replied that the Great March represented the collective scream of invisible and discarded people declaring defiantly, “We are here and we will be heard!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Horned Frogs defeat Ole Miss 5-3, sweep weekend in Houston

first_imgTAGSgame wonHF in title Facebook Facebook Branson Nelson Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket ReddIt Twitter + posts Humphreys and Merrill celebrate in TCU’s win over Ole Miss on Sunday. (Photo courtesty of Branson Nelson Previous articleWhite supremacy posters on TCU’s campus under investigationNext articleTCU’s Spectrum organization holds first ever LGBTQIA rally Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Branson Nelson A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Branson Nelson Branson Nelson Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title printJared Janczak threw seven shutout innings to fuel No. 1 TCU past No. 11 Ole Miss in the third and final game for the Horned Frogs at the Shriners Hospital for Children College Classic in Houston.The Frogs were the only one of the six teams in Houston to sweep the weekend, as they knocked off three top-15 SEC schools and moved to 6-0 at the tournament over the last two seasons.“We enjoy the atmosphere, that’s for sure,” said head coach Jim Schlossnagle. “We’ve played in this thing, we’ll be back in 2019. I wish it guaranteed something, but it doesn’t. It was a great weekend.”Janczak (3-0) continued to throw the ball exceptionally well for the Horned Frogs (10-1) on Sunday. A pitcher that usually pitches to contact and relies on his defense behind him, Janczak tallied a career-best 10 strikeouts against the Rebels (7-4). The Horned Frogs struck out a whopping 45 batters in three games over the weekend.The Frogs relied on Janczak to go deep into Sunday’s game, after the bullpen was forced to throw 14.1 innings on Saturday night, into Sunday morning in an 11-10 win over Texas A&M.“It was fun, especially being in this park, it felt good to have a strong outing,” Janczak said. “Coach ‘Schloss’ came to me in the middle of that A&M game and said we need you deep tomorrow, so that was my objective; to get quick outs and go deep in the game to save the bullpen.”Janczak was in control from the beginning against the Rebels, as he threw a 1-2-3 first inning picking up one punch out, never looking back. He did give up a hit in the second inning and another hit plus a walk in the third, but with the way he was throwing, the threats didn’t do any damage.A third Rebel hit was erased in the fourth inning when freshman catcher, Zach Humphreys, threw a bullet on the bag at second to catch Will Golsan stealing, ending the inning.Janczak retired the next eight batters until a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh. After Golsan’s second hit of the day, Janczak got Tim Rowe to bounce out on the next pitch to end the inning.On the other hand, the scoring got started for the Frogs in the top of the second inning, as Luken Baker led off the inning with a single. After he was forced out at second on a fielder’s choice that left Josh Watson on first, Ole Miss starting pitcher Brady Feigl (1-1) hit Nolan Brown with a pitch.With two runners on and one out, Cam Warner lined a double down the right field line, scoring Watson and putting the Frogs in front for good. Warner now leads all Frogs with 13 RBIs. He is also the only Frog to have reached base in all 11 games this season.The second and third runs scored on a wild pitch and a two-out RBI single by Humphreys.The lead stayed put at 3-0 until there were two outs in the top of the fourth, when Saturday night’s walk-off hero Ryan Merrill scorched a ball just over the wall and into the right field bleachers for a solo home run, his first of the year.TCU tacked on its fifth and final run in the sixth inning after Baker hit a triple off the wall to straightaway center field before crossing home on a run-scoring infield single by Watson.Ole Miss went to the bullpen after Watson’s single, signaling the end of the night for Feigl. The Rebel’s starter went five innings, surrendering five runs on eight hits and four strikeouts.Two Ole Miss relievers would come on to combine for four perfect innings and five strikeouts, keeping Ole Miss within striking distance.Janczak ran into his first real trouble in the bottom of the eighth, when a walk, an errant pick-off throw and a single all with one out scored the Rebels’ first run of the game making the score 5-1. Ryan Burnett then came on to get the final two outs of the inning, but not before Colby Bortles cut the lead in half on a monster home run to left field.Janczak’s final line was two runs, only one of them earned, on five hits and two walks in 7.1 innings.“He was the perfect guy to pitch after last night because we were so thin in the bullpen. I felt like they would swing early enough in the count to give him a chance to pitch deep into the game,” Schlossnagle said. “When Janczak is pitching, you have to catch the ball behind him. He had a few more strikeouts today, but he is normally a groundball pitcher.”Sophomore closer Durbin Feltman came on to get all three batters in the ninth, earning his third save of the season. Feltman was also the winning pitcher of Saturday night’s 15 inning game.Despite having just two everyday players hitting better than .255 this season (Baker at .378 and Brown at .368), Schlossnagle is pleased with his team’s approach at the plate. “Our batting averages don’t show it, but the quality of our at-bats has been really good all the way through the lineup,” Schlossnagle said.TCU will return to action at Lupton Stadium on Tuesday against the Dallas Baptist Patriots (8-3) at 6:30 p.m. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. 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Thales va digitaliser le système de signalisation de la Deutsche Bahn dans la région…

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest PARIS LA DÉFENSE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–févr. 16, 2021– Dans le cadre du lancement du programme « Rail Digital en Allemagne », la Deutsche Bahn va équiper la région de Stuttgart d’un poste d’aiguillage digital (PAD*), du système européen de contrôle des trains (European Train Control System – ETCS*) et de la conduite automatique des trains (Automatic Train Operation – ATO*). Thales a été retenu fin Novembre 2020, lors de l’appel d’offres englobant la réalisation d’ici la fin 2025 des modules 1 et 2 du projet « Nœud digital de Stuttgart ». Le contrat d’approximativement 127 millions d’euros englobe l’installation du poste d’aiguillage digital et du système ETCS, les opérations préalables à l’implémentation de la conduite automatique côté voie et du système de gestion des capacités et du trafic (Capacity & Traffic Management System – CTMS*), la livraison d’un centre des opérations technique moderne, largement plus de 6 000 kilomètres de bornes (balises) électroniques, plus de 1 300 points de comptage d’essieux et environ 650 commandes d’aiguillage. Ce communiqué de presse contient des éléments multimédias. Voir le communiqué complet ici : @Deutsche Bahn Le projet « Nœud digital de Stuttgart » gagné par Thales fait partie du programme « Rail Digital en Allemagne », qui prévoit d’ajouter plus de 20 % de trafic supplémentaire au réseau ferroviaire. Il inclut un partenariat d’innovation important pour Thales en Allemagne avec le client Deutsche Bahn, concernant le développement et la co-conception de nouvelles technologies de pointe pour le déploiement du programme « Rail Digital en Allemagne ». « Le premier nœud digital en Allemagne restera pendant des années la référence pour d’autres métropoles dans toute l’Europe. En collaboration avec la Deutsche Bahn AG, la DB Netz AG, la DB Projekt Stuttgart–Ulm GmbH et toutes les autres parties prenantes du projet, nous nous réjouissons de contribuer au modèle des futurs projets de digitalisation. Nous apportons tous les prérequis pour réaliser efficacement ce grand projet. Nous connaissons parfaitement le nœud ferroviaire de Stuttgart grâce à d’anciens projets et nous nous réjouissons de travailler activement et au plus haut niveau de technicité avec notre client, à l’amélioration de l’offre voyageurs. Nos collaboratrices et collaborateurs sont très motivés par ce projet et très fiers de pouvoir collaborer à la création de « leur » gare. » – Dr Oliver Dörre, Directeur Thales Allemagne. À partir de 2025, les trains grandes lignes, régionaux et urbains rouleront sur le nœud de Stuttgart doté d’un réseau digital ultramoderne. Outre la gare centrale et d’autres gares, plus de 100 kilomètres de tronçons seront d’abord dotés de la technologie d’aiguillage digitale, du système européen de contrôle des trains ETCS et de nombreuses opérations automatisées. Stuttgart deviendra ainsi l’origine et le modèle de la digitalisation du réseau ferroviaire allemand dans son intégralité, qui devrait être en grande partie terminé d’ici 2035. Le projet « Nœud digital de Stuttgart » est également une étape importante pour l’avenir du développement des trains urbains. Sur la ligne principale de S-Bahn, le poste d’aiguillage le plus moderne d’Allemagne pilotera à l’avenir les sections (cantons) les plus courtes jamais réalisées, d’une longueur de seulement 30 mètres. Les trains urbains pourront ainsi se suivre avec une densité inédite en Allemagne. Cela permettra non seulement de réduire sensiblement les retards, mais aussi de faire rouler beaucoup plus de trains qu’actuellement – en toute sécurité et sans avoir à construire un seul mètre de voie supplémentaire. Notes aux Editeurs *Postes d’aiguillage digitaux Les postes d’aiguillage digitaux (PAD) constituent la base de la numérisation. Un système informatique ultrasécurisé est en communication avec des éléments extérieurs, comme des capteurs ou des aiguilles, via des connexions de données cryptées. À l’instar de tout poste d’aiguillage moderne, un PAD surveille en particulier que les trains n’arrivent que sur des tronçons libres et que les aiguilles soient verrouillées dans la bonne position. Contrairement aux postes d’aiguillage électroniques habituels, l’alimentation électrique et les données sont séparées sur le PAD. La fibre de verre permet de réaliser pratiquement n’importe quels écartements entre le cœur d’aiguillage et les éléments extérieurs. À Stuttgart, apparaîtra d’abord un PAD qui pilotera les quelque 100 kilomètres de voie. On y montera trois postes d’aiguillage électroniques utilisés dans le cadre du projet Stuttgart 21, ainsi que d’autres anciens postes d’aiguillage. Les postes d’aiguillage électroniques ou digitaux constituent la base de l’ETCS niveau 2. *European Train Control System (ETCS) L’European Train Control System (ETCS) est une success story. Conçu dans les années 1990 comme un « système de signalisation » uniforme pour le trafic transfrontalier en Europe, il s’est entretemps répandu dans le monde entier. Dans le « Nœud numérique de Stuttgart », c’est le niveau d’expression 2 qui sera d’abord exploité. Ce faisant, le train et la voie échangent en permanence des données via une connexion radio cryptée. Les trains déterminent leur position précise à intervalles réguliers sur des Eurobalises jaunes ; une sorte de borne kilométrique électronique présente dans la voie. Grâce à des capteurs de déplacement et de vitesse, dont des compte-tours de roues et des radars, le véhicule mesure en continu la distance parcourue et sa vitesse. En recoupant ces informations avec les données transmises par la voie, dont le chemin libre devant le train, l’ordinateur de bord de l’ETCS calcule en continu, entre autres, le chemin libre devant le véhicule et la vitesse autorisée. Contrairement à la technique de signalisation conventionnelle, avec laquelle des points lumineux sur les signaux communiquent, par un système de type feux de circulation, des informations relativement simples sur un maximum de deux tronçons en amont du train, avec l’ETCS niveau 2 le conducteur obtient une image de la situation bien plus précise et actualisée en permanence. Alors qu’avec la technique conventionnelle de commande et de surveillance un tel tronçon mesure au moins un kilomètre, l’ETCS permet de le raccourcir quasiment à volonté. *Conduite automatique des trains (ATO GoA 2) La conduite automatique des trains (Automatic Train Operation – ATO) sera exploitée à l’avenir dans le nœud digital de Stuttgart au niveau d’automatisation 2 (Grade of Automation 2, GoA 2). Le système fonctionne comme une sorte de régulateur de vitesse télécommandé : la voie communique au train quand il doit se trouver à quel endroit. L’électronique de commande régule la vitesse en conséquence. En cas de retard, la conduite se fait à la vitesse maximale autorisée pour respecter les horaires et en consommant le moins possible. L’ATO permet un arrêt à quai d’une très grande précision. Le conducteur est à bord, surveille le trajet et peut intervenir à tout moment. Basé sur l’ETCS, l’ATO permet une conduite ultraprécise. Ainsi, les retards sont évités et l’intervalle entre deux trains est écourté. *Système de gestion des capacités et du trafic (CTMS) Le système de gestion des capacités et du trafic (CTMS) est un élément central de la future exploitation ferroviaire et doit, entre autres, permettre une meilleure utilisation des infrastructures existantes, grâce aux procédures automatiques d’accélération et de décélération. Ceci doit conduire à une augmentation des capacités et à une meilleure qualité d’exploitation. En l’état actuel de son développement, le CTMS sera basé sur des algorithmes de dernière génération provenant de l’intelligence artificielle (IA) et de la recherche opérationnelle (RO). À propos de Thales Thales (Euronext Paris : HO) est un leader mondial des hautes technologies qui investit dans les innovations du numérique et de la « deep tech » – connectivité, big data, intelligence artificielle, cybersécurité et quantique – pour construire un avenir de confiance, essentiel au développement de nos sociétés. Le Groupe propose des solutions, services et produits qui aident ses clients – entreprises, organisations, Etats – dans les domaines de la défense, de l’aéronautique, de l’espace, du transport et de l’identité et sécurité numériques, à remplir leurs missions critiques en plaçant l’humain au cœur des décisions. Avec 83 000 collaborateurs dans 68 pays, Thales a réalisé un chiffre d’affaires de 19 milliards d’euros en 2019 (sur une base intégrant Gemalto sur 12 mois). 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PUB: 02/16/2021 02:00 AM/DISC: 02/16/2021 02:01 AM By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 center_img Thales va digitaliser le système de signalisation de la Deutsche Bahn dans la région de Stuttgart pour améliorer considérablement la capacité, la ponctualité et le confort Facebook TAGS  Facebook Twitter Previous articleThales Will Digitize Deutsche Bahn Stuttgart Signalling System to Substantially Improve Capacity, Punctuality and ComfortNext articleThales digitalizará el sistema de señalización de Deutsche Bahn Stuttgart para ampliar drásticamente la capacidad y mejorar la puntualidad y la comodidad Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

RSA plans will do nothing to stop carnage on our roads – Cllr Harte

first_img RSA plans will do nothing to stop carnage on our roads – Cllr Harte Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook The recent plans put forward by the Road Safety Authority is missing the point and will do nothing to stop the carnage on our roads, according to Cllr Jimmy Harte.The authority plans to introduce nine changes over the next two years that will result in an expansion of the driver theory exam and a significantly revised driving test format.A range of new sentencing options for driving offences by learners caught speeding, not wearing a seatbelt or breaking traffic lights will also be introduced.Cllr Harte says whilst the measures go a long way to combat wreckless driving, he says it’s too late at 16 or 17 to instill discipline into young drivers.[podcast][/podcast] Previous article4,000 school children in Donegal are in class sizes of between 30 and 40Next articleDonegal South-West bye-election set for March 2011? News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Newscenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – September 6, 2010 Twitter Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more