CoMMUTe – Multifunction Modular Train Floor

The CoMMUTe – Multifunction Modular Train Floor project is an initiative of the MCG consortium, Amorim Cork Composites, ITeCons, and Critical Materials, supported by COMPETE 2020 – Operational Program Competitiveness and Internationalization within the Incentive System for Research and Technological Development.

The main objective was to develop a prototype of a modular and multi-functional heated floor for installation inside intercity and regional trains.


Project problem/motivation


Reducing the total costs of systems that are an integral part of transport vehicles such as trains is an emerging challenge, even more so when it is possible to reduce manufacturing lead-times, add technological elements and functions and optimize the use of raw materials. It is due to this that the need arises to develop a floor with the characteristics that the CoMMUTe Project brings together.

 

Main mission


The coMMUTe project aims to develop a prototype of a modular and multi-functional heated floor for installation inside intercity and regional trains.

 

Additional information


Within the scope of MCG’s R&D activity, the CoMMUTe project started in October 2015 and was presented by MCG transportation at the InnoTrans fair in September 2016, and also during the company’s presence at the Railway Interiors 2017 event in October.

More recently, in mid-March 2018, the closure of the CoMMUTe project took place at the premises of MCG, in Carregado, with the presence of the other companies that make up the consortium led by MCG: Amorim Cork Composites, ITeCons, and Critical Materials. The highlights of the event were the presentation of the final results of the initiative and also the demonstration prototype on a visit to the factory.

 

Consortium composition


  • MCG
  • Amorim Cork Composites
  • ITeCons
  • Critical Materials

 

Official site


coMMUTe-Projet.com

 

Full sheet


Project title:
coMMUTe – Multifunction Modular Train Floor
Project code:
POCI-01-0247-FEDER-003474
Main goal:
Reinforce research, technological development, and innovation. Develop a prototype of a modular and multi-functional heated floor for installation inside intercity and regional trains.
Intervention region:
North center
Beneficiary:
Manuel da Conceição Graça, Lda
Start date:
2015-10-01
Date of the conclusion:
2018-03-30
Total eligible cost:
EUR 761,610.59
European Union financial support through the FEDER:
EUR 438,077.35

 

Co-financing


MCG

MCG


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