MCG is now in charge of several key tasks in the Ferrovia 4.0 R&D project, with MCG Transportation development teams strongly contributing to the progress of the processes.
Ferrovia 4.0 project relies on the national mobilization of several entities and companies that will reply to the technological and market challenges of the current and future railway sector.
The consortium working group has already defined the suburban train profile as the “target” of this development. Technical specifications have been detailed for each subsystem, with MCG intervening in the design of the vehicle’s pavement and partition.
The environment for the interior of the carriage has also been conceptualized, whose mission is to demonstrate the Portuguese capacity in fields of design and production of railway interior systems, prioritizing aspects such as functionality, interactivity, and comfort – the “experience felt by the passenger”.
Sustainable materials will be used (recyclable and reusable), incorporating smart components and optimized energy management.
The irradiation heating technology to be used in the floors developed in this project is one of the points where MCG intervenes the most, with the main objective of lowering the risk of critical system failure and improving the ratio between usable area and heated area.
In this segment, MCG is currently prototyping the Magic Box, an innovative management system that will allow for the energy control of heating. It will be possible to reduce consumption and monitor several parameters without any field instrumentation.
More than that, the Magic Box will provide the customer with real-time control of the entire heating system, enhancing the comfort levels of users. This system and its functionalities represent a huge qualitative leap compared to the current system usually applied in the current Transportation market.
Ferrovia 4.0 project consortium is led by EFACEC Engenharia and is complete with MCG and all the companies that integrate the Portuguese Railway Platform cluster.
1 | HEATED FLOOR SYSTEM WITH MAGIC BOX CONTROLLER
2 | INTELLIGENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR HEATING AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION
3 | CONCEPT MODULE SEATS – INTERACTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE
4 | MINIMAL CONCEPT PARTITION WALL – ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY