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DLR-Tecnun-Ceit-IK4 alliance for research in railways and mobility

German Aerospace Centre DLR signs collaboration agreement with Tecnun and Ceit-IK4 to work together on mobility and transport research projects

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Heads of DLR, Tecnun and Ceit sign collaboration agreement PHOTOGRAPH: Communication Service
17/10/18 13:42 Communication Service

Officials from DLR, Germany's national aeronautics and space research centre, have agreed with Tecnun and Ceit-IK4 to strengthen the collaboration channels they have been working on since 2011.

For this reason, they have signed a collaboration agreement that will enable them to set up joint working teams, advance international research projects in the field of mobility and transport, including rail, automotive and maritime, and exchange doctoral students and researchers.

The aim of the agreement is to find solutions to current traffic problems, while developing innovative projects to address the future of mobility and transport in Europe. DLR, Tecnun and Ceit-IK4 will carry out research in the following areas, among others: signalling, navigation systems, vehicle location and control; monitoring systems, new generation wireless communications; predictive maintenance, assisted driving and energy optimisation.

In addition to joint research, the agreement will enable researchers and engineering students to complement their training at DLR, while staff from the German centre will be integrated into the teams at Tecnun and Ceit-IK4.

About DLR

The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) is the national aerospace research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, digitalisation and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany's space agency, DLR has been assigned responsibility by the federal government for the planning and implementation of the German space programme. DLR is also the umbrella organisation of one of Germany's largest project management agencies. It has approximately 8,000 employees at 20 locations in Germany, as well as in Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and Washington D.C.

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