FERROVIA 4.0

MCG transportation, MCG’s business division dedicated to the development and production of interior systems for the railway and bus industry, is part of the consortium of the FERROVIA4.0 R&D project.

FERROVIA 4.0 involves the development of new digital and high-tech components for the different aspects of the railway industry, particularly focused on sustainability, energy management, and digitalization.


The solution to achieve


FERROVIA 4.0 involves the development of new digital and high-tech components for the different aspects of the railway industry, particularly focused on sustainability, energy management, and digitalization.

 

Main mission


With the strong experience of the MCG teams in this area, MCG transportation will have an active contribution to the development of:

  • A new generation of heated, independent, and self-regulating flooring that will work at low voltage, a characteristic that makes this solution safer and with less constructive requirements from the electrical point of view and routine testing.
  • New ceiling panels or modular partitions, with the integration of sensors and new features, and using sustainable materials in terms of thermal and acoustic insulation. A solution that continues the MCG transportation work in the Iris project.
  • A new structure for a suburban train seat will be designed by the FERROVIA4.0 consortium. An area in which MCG transportation demonstrates experience in developing the seat for trains of the Modseat project.

The project has as main objective the development of different components, tools, and systems that will be tested on real infrastructures oriented towards the economic and ecological sustainability of the railway system, reducing operational and maintenance costs and providing support to management decision making assets and to the creation of security platforms.

It is also the ambition of the project to ensure that cybersecurity technologies and methodologies are incorporated into the structure of information and communication technologies of the railway system, in order to avoid unwanted intrusions.

 

Consortium composition


MCG, Almadesign, Evoleo Technologies, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, INEGI – Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial. Infraestruturas de Portugal, S.A., InovaMais, Instituto de Investigação e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico em Ciências da Construção, Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico, ISEP – Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, IT – Instituto de Telecomunicações, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Mota-Engil, Nomad Tech, PFP- Associação da Plataforma Ferroviária Portuguesa, Solvit, Universidade de Coimbra e Universidade do Minho.

 

Project website


FERROVIA4.0 Project

 

Full sheet


Project title:
FERROVIA 4.0
Project code:
POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046111
Main goal:
Strengthen research, technological development, and innovation.
Intervention region:
Center, Lisbon, North
Beneficiary:
EFACEC Engenharia e Sistemas, S.A.
Start date:
2020-07-01
Date of the conclusion:
2023-06-30
Total eligible cost:
8.445.654,40 EUR
European Union financial support through the FEDER:
4.187.734,77 EUR

 

Co-financing


FERROVIA 4.0 MCG


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